1. the media
    How the Media Forced Mad Men Down the World’s ThroatHow does one measure the impact of a show whose most fervent fans are the people paid to talk about it?
  2. anthropology
    Considering Lifetime’s Wan New Reality Series, Russian DollsBrighton Beach’s answer to ‘Jersey Shore’ is more or less ‘The Real Housewives of Kings County.’
  3. movies
    A Russian Film Comes Up With a Crazy New Kind of Publicity GimmickHe’s buried under latex and CGI, and the press is being driven mad trying to figure out who it is.
  4. effigy whiz
    Woody Allen Picks a Russian Town’s Woody StatueWe have the four designs that Allen picked that best illustrated his legacy.
  5. chat room
    John Krasinski on Adapting DFW“I was scared people would think I was doing this only to get away from ‘The Office,’ to be super-dark and cerebral.”
  6. last night’s gig
    R.E.M. Tribute Concert at Carnegie: A ReckoningSong-by-song ratings of performances by everyone from the Moldy Peaches’ Kimya Dawson to Darius Rucker, a.k.a. Hootie.
  7. beef
    Is Anya Ulinich’s New Short Story an Attack on Jonathan Safran Foer?Yes.