I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mad Men

They taught us at Barnard about that word, "utopia." The Greeks had two meanings for it: eu-topos, meaning "the good place," and ou-topos, meaning "the place that cannot be."

I've heard some people say that Mad Men glorifies bigotry. I've heard others argue that it critiques chauvinism, racism, and all of those other pesky -isms. Also homophobia. Which one do you prefer? Just watch Mad Men already.

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