Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 8: “Lady Lazarus”

Last week’s episode of Mad Men, “Lady Lazarus” is probably the most important of the series to date, and therefore, automatically, the most significant of any series currently on television. Namely, other than its standard excellence, it’s because they played the Beatles. It’s a widely acknowledged fact, or so I’ve read, that licensing rights to the … Continue reading


François, sitting at a table in a Parisian café, watches a beautiful girl sitting at another. As she hesitates over the menu, he wonders what she will order. He decides he will talk to her – if she orders apricot juice; not as exotic as guava or papaya, and not as commonplace as orange or … Continue reading