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  • “Mad Men” creator honored at Los Angeles City Hall

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner accepted an award from the City of Los Angeles on June 17 at Los Angeles City Hall. 

    Appearing to hold back tears, Weiner called Los Angeles “his muse” and said he was thankful to city officials for “not throwing the entire past away to [land]...

  • As ‘Mad Men’ concludes, creator ready to rest on laurels, stay offline

    May 18, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    For "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner, Monday is the day to begin "officially resting on my laurels" and staying off the Internet while he basks in the twilight of the television show that has occupied his life for the last eight years.

    "This whole thing has exceeded all of my...

  • Why ‘Mad Men’ was one of TV’s most deeply Jewish shows

    May 15, 2015 | 9:29 am

    AMC’s ad campaign for the second half of the final season of “Mad Men” centered on the phrase “The End of an Era.” The clever double meaning of the phrase was that this was not only the end of an era within the show, as the plot spilled into the 1970 and left the ’60s behind – it...

  • Does Don Draper want to be Jewish?

    April 6, 2015 | 11:42 am

    Spoiler alert: The post below discusses the content of “Mad Men” Season 7, Episode 8 (“Severance”)

    In the weeks before the beginning of the final season of “Mad Men,” the show’s creator Matthew Weiner did rounds of interviews on his Jewish roots. He even recently sat down for an ...

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  • Your guide to Jews and the Emmys

    August 25, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Mayim Bialik--Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy (The Big Bang Theory)

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    Jenji Kohan--Showrunner for best comedy series nominee, (Orange is the New Black)

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    Julianna Margulies--Outstanding leading actress in a drama...

  • Matthew Weiner on ‘Mad Men’ and male friendships

    August 22, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    As the creator of "Mad Men," AMC Networks' period TV drama and its brooding, dysfunctional ad man Don Draper, Matthew Weiner has had some experience in exploring the male psyche.

    In his directorial feature film debut "Are You Here," in theaters on Friday, Weiner wanted to tackle...

  • Letters to the editor: J Street students, sharia and inclusion

    May 28, 2014 | 9:43 am

    A Word From J Street Student

    As a student leader of J Street U at the Claremont Colleges, I feel obliged to respond to David Suissa’s recent column, “J Street’s Real Failure.” 

    I have relatives living in Beersheba and have heard from them firsthand the terror of living under...

  • Weiner talks the societal reality mirrored in his ‘Mad Men’

    May 14, 2014 | 11:11 am

    "It’s got to be clear that I do not control what people think about the show in any way, and can’t obviously,” Matthew Weiner said recently during an interview in his downtown Los Angeles office. The creator of “Mad Men” had just been discussing the relationship between Don Draper...

  • Emmy Awards: Top Ten Jewish Moments

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 29, 2010 | 11:06 pm

    It’s fitting that the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 29 showed a clip of this year’s Oscar ceremony—the one where Steve Martin decreed that in “Inglourious Basterds,” Christophe Waltz played a Nazi “obsessed with finding Jews.  “Well, Christophe,“ Martin added,...

  • Is Don Draper Jewish?

    By Rob Eshman

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When they say Jews control Hollywood, I always think to myself: Thank God.

    What if Hollywood were founded by the same people who brought you Detroit or, say, agribusiness? Would our movies and television shows be so much better?

    Understanding the people who shape America's culture...

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