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The 10 Greatest Shots in Mad Men’s Seven-Season Run

Saying goodbye to the most beautiful series on TV.

May 15 2015 8:11 PM“Not Some Secretary From Brooklyn”Matthew Weiner’s great subject wasn’t masculine self-invention or the advertising business or the 1960s—it was women in the workplace.
May 15 2015 4:26 PMDoes Don Draper Believe in Love?The seven-season evolution of his—and Mad Men’s—relationship to romance.
May 10 2015 9:00 PMEveryone Misunderstood Arsenio HallHe could have brought some much-needed diversity to late night. Here’s why his comeback failed.
May 10 2015 9:00 PM“Just Call Me ‘Bean Bag’!”The first late-night show ever was insane. Why have we never heard of it?
May 10 2015 9:00 PMYouTube Killed the Studio Audience What I learned from going to tapings of every late-night show.
May 1 2015 5:39 PMExtreme MakeoverThe dramatic, surprising evolution of Louie’s philosophy of love.
April 23 2015 5:33 PMMore Like CrappyishThe new Steve Coogan series Happyish is frustrating in a particularly Showtime-y way.
April 12 2015 10:00 PMThe Game of Thrones GraveyardLeave a flower for a fallen character.
April 9 2015 2:43 PMLouie Season 5Don’t be fooled by tonight’s slapstick-y episode: This season is darker—and smarter—than ever.
April 8 2015 2:55 PMHow Black-ish Earned the Right to Call Itself Black-ishIn its first season, the sitcom has more than earned its provocative name.
April 3 2015 10:57 AMThe Sad Case of The SlapHow a show with so much potential became the least likable series on TV.
April 2 2015 2:40 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
March 24 2015 10:22 AMThe Late Late Show With James CordenIs it the most earnest late-night show on TV? 
March 13 2015 4:01 PMRacial Stereotypes Can Be FunnyThe critics of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt aren’t wrong. But they are missing the point.
March 5 2015 4:58 PMUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtNetflix’s new Tina Fey comedy may be the new 30 Rock—with an even bigger heart.  
May 15 2015 5:35 PMIs Don Draper Worth It?A Harvard Business School professor writes up the troubled ad man as an HBS case study.
May 15 2015 12:25 PMWhat Did Mad Men Really Tell Us About American History?I’m one year older than Sally Draper. In the end, here’s how Matthew Weiner got the ’60s right.
May 10 2015 9:00 PMDavid Letterman Raised MeHis subversive comedy transformed the entertainment landscape—and made me who I am today.
May 10 2015 9:00 PMWe’ll Always Have ParrotsLooking back on my years as David Letterman’s animal handler.
May 10 2015 9:00 PMWe Were With CocoHow did Conan fade from the pop culture spotlight?
April 29 2015 10:30 AMBourgeois GhostsThe BBC’s Casual Vacancy miniseries is infinitely better than J.K. Rowling’s book.
April 21 2015 3:00 AMThe Female GazeHow Amy Schumer flips the script on real-life gender dynamics.
April 9 2015 3:20 PMThe ComediansFX’s new show is the celebrities-fictionalize-their-own-lives genre at its clunkiest.
April 9 2015 1:48 PMA Song of Ice and Sometimes Different StuffIn its fifth season, Game of Thrones is at its best when it diverges from the books completely.
April 7 2015 10:38 AM“I Know Who You Are”Better Call Saul’s smart, surprising first season insisted that it’s never possible to escape your past.
April 2 2015 5:10 PMWolf HallA rich, riveting TV adaptation brings Hilary Mantel’s book to life.
April 1 2015 10:36 AMYoungerTV Land’s new series shows us just how fully the TV premise “millennials in Brooklyn” has jumped the shark.
March 16 2015 5:22 PMThe “How Does Adam McKay Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked a Hollywood director in Episode 1 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
March 9 2015 5:10 PMPowersThis superhero police procedural is the PlayStation Network’s clunky take on prestige TV.
March 4 2015 9:39 AMAmerican CrimeThis new ABC drama is the most nuanced, intelligent take on race relations we’ve seen in years.

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