Mad Men

Flavorwire’s 2015 Primetime Emmy Picks and Predictions

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This Sunday, The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards will air, awarding the best of television. This year’s categories are stacked with talent (and noticeably less anger-inducing than recent years), so it will be a lot easier to be content with whoever wins. That said, as always, here are Flavorwire’s predictions for the winners — and my self-indulgent personal picks.
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10 Famous Authors’ Favorite TV Shows

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In an era when it’s impossible to open a web browser without stumbling across another “Is television the new novel?” piece, we couldn’t help but wonder, Carrie Bradshaw-style, just what our favorite writers watch in their spare time.
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Wes Anderson-Influenced Art and Modernity-Influenced ‘Mad Men’: Links You Need to See

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Although the feeling of summer bliss is timeless, there are some old-fashioned under-the-sun activities that have been abandoned by us tech-tyrranized millennials. Lest the season pass you by as you write an epic in the form of a text message, check out Mental Floss’s “15 Summertime Activities We Need To Bring Back” to, well, virtually revel in the beauty of the tangible world.
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Postcard-Perfect Paintings of Fashionable Vintage Women

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It would be easy to mistake the paintings of James Rieck for photos from the new season of Mad Men (wishful thinking), but the Maryland/DC-area artist, who we spotted on Fubiz, simply has an affinity for all things vintage and feminine. Combining his past as a muralist, the vintage fashions found in old advertisements, and picture-perfect nature backdrops, Rieck’s hyper-stylized paintings are total eye candy. The poses and mixed colorful separates are all catalogue model, while the backgrounds are all ‘60s postcard. The artist elevates the humor by cropping the women just slightly above their lipstick-slick grins, which calls attention to the cheesy poses and scenarios. And if you’re a fashion bug, Rieck’s picks will delight. Shout out granny panties.
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