Meaning-Making in Fields of Empathetic Production

N.B. There are no spoilers ahead about Mad Men, at least direct ones. Also, this is just an idea, one which I am working on slowly. Nothing here is perfected, either concepts or execution. In the seventh episode of Mad Men’s second season, titled “The Gold Violin,” Don Draper’s latest secretary, Jane, takes Sal Romano,…

The Fourth Season of House of Cards (Spoilers Ahead)

As needed, refer to my season three post. Also, N.B. There are spoilers ahead. If you haven’t watched through season four, anything you read below and didn’t want to know is your own fault. Aidan Macallan, hired not only to spy on citizens searches, but also to analyze them, paraphrases to President Frank Underwood something…

Person to Person: The Mad Men Series Finale

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS. DO. NOT. CONTINUE. IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED MAD MEN. IF YOU CONTINUE WITHOUT HAVING WATCHED THE SERIES FINALE, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE. The final shot of Mad Men’s Don Draper As I have written before, we expect art to give us meaning, to hand us an answer, even though…