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Today in history: Actor-activist Martin Sheen celebrates his 75th birthday

Martin Sheen has stated, "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."

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Today in history: Patrick Stewart turns 75

The highly accomplished, ever busy, and much beloved actor Patrick Stewart is 75 years old today.

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The fetishism of commodities: "Mad Men," capitalism, and its discontents

What made "Mad Men" arguably the greatest dramatic series in American TV history is that there was a method to its madness. 

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"Mad Men": Betty gives poignant gift

Season seven, episode thirteen: what an utterly sad Mother's Day episode!

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Not a very comfortable place for "Mad Men"

Odd disjointedness and surreal fantasy dreamscapes feature prominently in this episode.

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"Mad Men" asks, "What's in a name?"

Although professional changes present levels of challenge for the men, it's the women of the episode who are most strongly affected.

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"The Flash": first season speeds toward the finish line

The series, a spinoff of "Arrow," is all about the fun, and putting the "comic" back into "comic book."

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"Arrow": tensions high as new season draws back its bow

The showrunners have painted almost every character into a corner around which it seems impossible for them to ever again emerge.

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“Mad Men” asks, "what's next?"

While the first two episodes of this half season drew us backward, this episode looks forward.

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"The Americans": Exploring lesser and greater evils

The finale is titled the date of President Reagan's famous Evil Empire speech to the National Association of Evangelicals.

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