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Sterling-Cooper sells the season
Behind the scenes of the Phoenix' s Gift Guide, starring the cast of Mad Men
The Guide to the Season isn’t about any particular gift, just like it’s not about any particular holiday. It’s a feeling. A sensation. A supplement.
BY: CLEA SIMON | December 10, 2009
Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust
Gift books to savor
Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember: be careful not to nick the pages or spill eggnog on them before you wrap. Happy holidays!
BY: PHOENIX STAFF | December 08, 2009
Drink like Don
Whiskey drinks for people who don’t like whiskey. Yet.
If Mad Men has taught us anything, it's that we shouldn't go to a 1960s advertising executive for health advice.
BY: JASON O'BRYAN | December 08, 2009
What Would Joan Do?
Jackie or Marilyn, Pete or Roger — they are what they eat. So, who are you?
So you've got a party coming up, a gift due, or a difficult-to-please significant other.
BY: CLEA SIMON | December 08, 2009
Mad Men on Mass Ave
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
BY: SHAULA CLARK | December 09, 2009
Tech Support
Stereo equipment is so passé. This year's unnecessarily awesome gadgets will stir coffee and turn T-shirts into guitars.
"Lo! Men have become the tools of their tools." So wrote Henry David Thoreau, a long time ago, in Walden .
BY: MIKE MILIARD | December 08, 2009
Blu Christmas . . . without DVD
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
BY: BRETT MICHEL | December 18, 2009
Same old song
Reissued and remastered CDs give classic releases a fresh face
Most music fans can probably be forgiven, at this point, for being doubting Thomases at the alleged demise of the major-label music industry.
BY: DANIEL BROCKMAN | December 08, 2009
A JP Christmas
What's the purpose of this holiday, anyways?
Boy, things sure did change when I found out there was no Santa Claus
BY: KARL STEVENS | December 09, 2009