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The True Story of My Real-Life Audition for the Ramones

How many people do you know have actually played for Johnny Ramone? Robert Burke Warren has.

“Mad Men” Endings We Don’t Want To See

Greg Olear speculates the closing of the series “Mad Men”.

Bigger Than Jesus: The Gospel Of U2, Leonard Cohen, And Sufjan Stevens

Robert Burke Warren goes deep into his own story to talk about the persistence of God in pop, and how and why non-believers and doubting Thomases still go for it.

Swashbuckled: Finding the Man of My Dreams Where I Least Expect It

Falling in love with a dead man, raising a son, losing a lover… Melissa Holbrook Pierson watches TV with Robin Hood.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: The Jaguar E-Type

Matthew Norman remembers his own love for something beautiful you can truly own.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Peggy Olsen

Peggy Olson is smarter.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Sally Draper

Greg Olear says goodbye to Mad Men, and reminds us that Sally Draper is the future.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Don Draper

Kurt Baumeister says farewell to “Mad Men” and to Dick Whitman.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Megan Draper

Sean Beaudoin deconstructs Jessica Pare, Megan Calvet, and Megan Draper.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Betty Draper

Vince Navy waves a dull goodbye to Betty Draper, and the end of the “Mad Men” series.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Don’s Bottle

You’ll miss the bad old days, when ad men could not manage the madness they made. A farewell to Mad Men.

‘Mad Men’ Eulogies: Roger Sterling

Whitney Collins says goodbye to ‘Mad Men’ by remembering the silver fox, the most offensive and still somehow charming member of the Sterling-Cooper team.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Pete Campbell

In anticipation of the series finale of “Mad Men”, James Reich examines the love-to-hate character Pete Campbell.

‘Mad Men’ Eulogies: Joan Holloway

Sean Beaudoin says goodbye to ‘Mad Men’ with a farewell to Joan, and a prediction for her fate in the final series.

The 50 Most Bad-Ass Movies Ever

How many have you seen?

The 50 Greatest Unrequited Love Stories Ever

In fiction as in the real world, though, mutual love won’t always happen.