From the start, “Mad Men” has, in addition to cataloging bygone vices and fashion choices, traced the erosion, the gradual slide toward obsolescence, of a power structure built on and in service of the prerogatives of white men. The unthinking way Don, Pete, Roger and the rest of them enjoy their position, and the ease with which they abuse it, inspires what has become a familiar kind of ambivalence among cable viewers. Weren’t those guys awful, back then? But weren’t they also kind of cool? We are invited to have our outrage and eat our nostalgia too, to applaud the show’s right-thinking critique of what we love it for glamorizing.



Here’s the full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s much-awaited Interstellar, which stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, David Oyelwo, Topher Grace and Jessica Chastain. The story revolves around an Earth that is fast approaching food depletion, so scientists come up with a solution to venture into space for alternatives. Interstellar will arrive in US theaters on November 7, 2014.