Don Draper

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Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko ahead of their  world heavyweight title fight at Wembley. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Eddie Hearn, promoter of the largest fight ever to take place on these islands, is wandering around a murmuring Wembley Arena looking like the lead ch(...)

‘Happiness is a feeling that comes from being told that we’re doing okay’

When David Bowie died last year, we lost a figure who, perhaps more than anyone else, thrived on being self-conscious. For Bowie, identity was not a f(...)

Presenting Herself with a state-of-the-art electric fireplace.

In a corner of the Little Museum of Dublin, a tiny Sony Trinitron colour television plays a showreel of Irish cultural landmarks. There’s Sally O’Bri(...)

Standardised packaging for tobacco in UK. Photograph: ASH/PA Wire

Is olive green classy and chic, or the world’s most disgusting colour? The shade is the chosen default for the plain packaging of cigarettes in both (...)

The Strawberry Restaurant, Brooklodge, Macreddin Village, Co Wicklow

In recent history, the Irish hotel was a place where culinary ambition went to curl up and die under a heat lamp. It was the boiled veg school of unr(...)

The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ pose with their awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA.

HBO shows Game of Thrones and Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television(...)

Gareth Thomas paved the way for other gay athletes to feel sufficiently emboldened to also come out. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rugby fever – and, with it, autumn – is about to sweep through the Old World and, with immaculate timing, Guinness have unveiled two riveting and b(...)

Sex-positive feminists argue feminist porn is about portraying real female sexuality and desire in an industry that otherwise caters solely to male fantasy. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman sits in a shop selling vintage 1960s knick-knacks. Her red hair is done up in an elaborate beehive and her make-up is flicked into a cat-ey(...)

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in “Mad Men”: exemplifies the focus and intensity of the alpha males of Madison Avenue in the 1960s

Ad vertere: to turn towards something. Advertising has been with us since the early Egyptians used papyrus to promote sales messages. Marketing strate(...)

Good karma: Don Draper (Jon Hamm) finally gets real in the finale of Mad Men

What a perfect ending for Mad Men (Sky Atlantic, Thursday). After 92 episodes Matt Weiner, its creator, wraps up his zeitgeisty dissection of the Amer(...)

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