There’s just been so much going on, so I figure it’s time for a little roundup.

Interesting (and by interesting I mean, thematically confusing) article in today’s the Independent (London), featuring Mad Men. Peter York has a few thoughts on the media’s (and its consumers) obsession with nostalgia.

There’s always been a re-model urge in the sampling culture – right from Run DMC and Aerosmith walking that way, with its coarsely ironic mock-the-rocker sub-text. But increasingly there’s the urge to get it right too, to catch the shimmering moment and recreate the mindset. Before destroying it. In ‘Madmen’, everything looks lovely and everyone behaves appallingly, they’re snobbish, racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, the works.

Mad Men wins a Peabody. And while many other fine shows won as well, the article by Maureen Ryan over at the Watcher (Chicago Tribune) features a photograph of Mad Men. Maureen Ryan who, as it turns out, thinks Basket of Kisses is The Shit.

It was announced that Mad Men will be coming to Blu-Ray. Whatever that means. But the Season One DVD release date of July 1st was confirmed. You know, the date that we announced awhile back to the sound of much skepticism.

TV Guide’s Matt Roush brags about his insider status at the Paley event, where the cast and Matt Weiner spoke (hey this article features an awesome video clip montage from the event). Matt (Roush, not Weiner) misspells Sterling (as in, Stirling Cooper/Roger Stirling).

AMC’s Mad Men blog features a Q&A with Aaron Staton, who plays Ken Cosgrove, and one with Andy Umberger, who plays Dr. Wayne.

They’ve also done a fascinating piece on Peggy’s weight transformation.

We told you all about how Mad Men’s fashions were featured in the Huffington Post.

And in some ways the most exciting, BoK anonymously received a description of the planned opening sequence of Season Two, Episode One.

Not gonna lie, we are busy busy busy for a blog about a show that’s only on in repeats!

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Grace Dent of the Huffington Post seems to be a Mad Men fan.

Or is she?

She wrote a fun piece today all about fashion on TV, featuring lovely photos from Mad Men. Three of them, in fact, all Joan.

And yet, she refers to Betty Draper.

Betty Draper from Mad Men does ice cool femininity better than anyone since Grace Kelly.

See? That’s Joan. Ice cool is Joan. What is funny, of course, that she has the Grace Kelly thing right.

So actually, if you investigate further, there’s a whole other section with a shot of Rachel. Which is quite nice:

Yeah, suddenly that land is looking all “glamorous”, “swoonsome” and “va-va-voom”, to quote some recent reviews. And you can see why. No man here would walk around in oversized T-shirts and cropped combat trousers; instead, it’s dark grey suits and smart tailoring. As for the women, it’s all tight cardigans, wasp-waisted full skirts and ladylike dresses – in short, a look Anna Wintour has been wearing for years. The only kind of trousers a woman sports are Audrey Hepburn-esque narrow cropped ones, and only if she’s a bit of a rebel, which on this show seems to mean “recently divorced”.