‘Mad’ details

I’ve always thought of “forthcoming” and “forthright” as two commonly mistaken words with two very different meanings.
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‘Mad Men’ review: Don really, really screwed up this time

A devastating revelation unfolds in 'Favors'

Well, it’s finally happened — Sally Draper, Don’s whip-smart and sassy tween daughter, has at last discovered what a philandering scumbag her father really is. While covertly removing an incriminating love letter from her neighbor’s apartment, Sally accidentally walked in on Mrs. Rosen engaging in a bit of thank-god-my-son’s-not-getting-drafted coitus
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Academic Spring Fever casts its spell across UC Berkeley

Spring has finally sprung in Berkeley. The ASUC campaigns on Sproul have been replaced with the mischievous giggles of middle-schoolers on their first college tour. The flowers and cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, filling the campus with vibrant color and sneezes. The sun-covered slopes of Memorial Glade are
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Custom Screening: In defense of offense

I was trawling YouTube one night and happened upon a 2006 discussion between Stephen Fry and the late Christopher Hitchens on the subject of blasphemy. Now, anyone who knows anything about either of these men will need no introduction to their stance on religion.
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Custom Screening: It came from the rubbish bin

From the moment the customs official confiscated my manuka honey at SFO border control to the first time I buried my teeth into the sugary wonderland of my first piece of taffy, the last six months of my American life have yielded endless moments of wonder and discovery. It hasn’t
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This Week in Arts

Film Peter Greenaway’s “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover” (1989) is not a movie that calls for popcorn, not only because of its twisted antics — running the gamut of blood, shit and piss — but because it is a bold, serious film. Michael Gambon plays Albert
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The Return of “Mad Men”

With “Mad Men” returning this Sunday with a two-hour premiere, some may be wondering how to celebrate the return of the Emmy dominating show after 17 months. After such a dramatic ending of season 4 and equally dramatic negotiations about the return of the show on AMC, the pressure is
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TV Land: The madness of modern media

There’s only one thing on my mind this week. And no, it’s not pornography or Pop-Tarts. Those are so last semester. No. What I have in mind is far more glorious. It’s the return of “Mad Men” this Sunday on AMC. For nearly two years, we’ve been mired in a
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TV Land: AMC knows drama

“What’s happened?” It’s a good question to ask in regards to any TV show. What’s happened? Where is this show going? Why did I just find my remote in the freezer next to the mozzarella sticks? They’re all important inquiries with equally vital answers. Save that last question. All you
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TV Land: The Apathy of the Emmys

There were so many better things to do on Sunday night than watch the Emmys. I had homework, there was a Choco Taco in the freezer ready to be devoured and it was high time I showed the spider making its home in my room who was boss. I live
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