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In Praise of Narrative Ambiguity (or, Why You'll Never "Solve" the 'Mad Men' Finale)

A strange thing happened on the Internet this morning: pretty much every news outlet, reputable and otherwise, that has any interest in Mad Men (so all of them, basically) reported that Matthew Weiner had explained the ending to the show’s last episode at a talk with novelist A.M. 988 more words

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Bidding farewell to a comedic genius...

Wishing all the best to the world’s most intuitively-funny man that has graced our living room for 4 decades… David Letterman, you’ve given the world 33 years of glorious whit, laughter and eternally-wonderful memories. 60 more words

Comedy

Will Memes Make Your Flights Safer? Links You Need to See

If you’re on the fence about getting a dog or becoming an organ donor, this heartbreaking PSA from Argentina will make you want to do both— 355 more words

Pop Culture

Staff Picks: "Carry That Weight," Downtown Boys and Julia Roberts on 'Letterman'

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 720 more words

Pop Culture

Do I Invest in TIDAL?

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj have finally released their music video for their song “Feelin’ Myself” but on TIDAL. If you’re not familiar with this site, let me drop some knowledge on ya. 156 more words

Empathy Ex Machina

Like many science ficion thrillers, Ex Machina builds its horror on the line between humanity and inhumanity – both the inhumanity of its human characters and the potential or burgeoning humanity of its inhuman characters. 1,157 more words

Criticism