Smoking and Race on Pan Am: a CYA Start From a ‘Mad Men’ Competitor

ABC’s fall show Pan Am cuts smoking, alters racism to vie for 1960s nostalgia market. Is this selective clean-up a recipe for mediocrity?

The Sexy Link Between Forbidden Planet and Mad Men

Mad Men’s Sally Draper watched spies on tv, and so did I – same shows, same year, same kind of tv. And that’s where Forbidden Planet’s Anne Francis first inspired me: as the kick-ass P.I. Honey West in 1965.