Jason Read

Jason Read on Nostalgia in Mad Men

With its dapper suits, three martini lunches, and not a smartphone in sight, Mad Men is often understood to be a show about nostalgia, about a better workplace, if not a better life. Yet even the characters on the show who would seem to benefit most from these supposed good old days–the white men–fail to… Read more

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Successful launch of “Hooked”

January 22 was the launch of a brand-new MHC program, Hooked: A Critical Look At Shows We Love. About 40 people gathered at Guthries in Lewiston to discuss the theme of work in the show Breaking Bad with University of Southern Maine philosophy professor Jason Read. A group of avid fans led the discussion, all… Read more

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