Before Carrie Bradshaw's ballerina skirt and Blair Waldorf's slutty/Stepford Wives silk blouses, there were Punky Brewster's ripped "boyfriend" jeans. In honor of the Metropolitan Museum's "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity," which explores the style evolution of American women ... More >>
That delicious saying is plucked from Mad Men star Bryan Batt's new book about his colorful New Orleans childhood, and it's instantly replaced "Don't write checks that your ass can't cash" as my favorite admonition. Got any other folksy sayings to share with the other kids?
On this wonderful morning, take a minute to imagine what it would be like to be so foreign and so out of touch that you scrambled to hire a big-time publicist to fight rumors started about you on Facebook. Then, close your eyes for a second and think about what it would be like to look like Chris ... More >>
A new study shows that the Last Supper as portrayed in paintings has been supersized over time. The size of the main dish grew by 69 percent between the years 1000 and 2000. Is art imitating life? [AP] The newly passed health care bill will force restaurants to contribute to health care cove ... More >>
Discussed: Project Runway finale, Christian Siriano Stacey AndersonJudges Heidi Klum, Faith Hill, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia"Reality" television? Not so much. Project Runway tried to dupe our fragile young minds on Friday at their finale taping, sending not just the top three finalists bu ... More >>
Orpheus, Dick, and a little reefer: our annual round-up of the year's best
Lisa Whiteman/The Morning News Actress, writer, and comedienne Kristen Schaal is best known for her role as Mel, Flight of the Conchords's backpack-wearing, one-woman fan club. She's also played a switchboard operator on Mad Men, made numerous appearances as the Daily Show's Senior Women's I ... More >>
Married in the 'burbs—can we really expect anything but comatose?
According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation, requests for canning classes have increased. Countrywide canning fests organized by Canning Across America are all the rage, and Jarden Home Brands -- makers of Kerr and Ball brand jars -- say sales of canning equipment are up 30 pe ... More >>
It looks like the writers of AMC's Mad Men have learned their lesson following the first season's inaccurate portrayal of Fielding beer, which eagle-eyed viewers noticed did not exist at the time during which the show was set. This season, the fictional Sterling Cooper ad agency lands a new ... More >>
Don Draper fans can barely keep their girdles on in anticipation of the new season of AMC's Mad Men, premiering this Sunday. If you're planning a viewing party (or you just want to play the 1960s ad man), make this tasty twist on a vodka martini, a popular cocktail of the time. It's made with ... More >>
Late-night revelers are still "discovering" the halal food cart at 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue, which was started in 1992 by Mohamed Abouelenein, who wanted to serve taxi and limousine drivers sick of hot dogs. [NY Times] Cocktails are a vital element of the AMC series Mad Men. Drinks histo ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
Plus the Hookies, contrary Mary, and Jerry's real kids.
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.