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5 things ‘Mad Men’ is doing right in Season 7


Final seasons come with a surplus of anticipation, and a show that has cut as deep a journey as Mad Men has a ton riding on its closing season. The seventh season has begun in Mad Men’s traditional steam-building fashion and has done a lot of things right thus far. Here’s what dedicated and critical viewers should be thankful for as we round the corner on Episode 5.

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Gender and sexuality as continuums rather than two-sided coins in Jared Diamond’s ‘The Third Chimpanzee’

Episode 2 of Cosmos dealt with the always controversial subject of evolution. I thought the show provided a wonderful and very accessible overview of the subject, but at the end of the show my husband, who is not a scientist, was ready to hear more. Being ever the bookworm, my answer was, to him and anyone else who might feel the same way, read Jared Diamond’s The Third Chimpanzee.

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