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THE REENTRY: Monday, September 12th

We’re confident that you were presented with ample opportunity over the weekend to memorialize 9-11 in cathedrals of your own. One of the more poignant moments we saw at yesterday’s service came from former president George W. Bush who quoted a 1864 letter by Abraham Lincoln to a Massachusetts mother of two sons killed in the Civil War:

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

Today, September 12th, we take a collective deep breath, and press on…»

Has Anyone Heard of this Mad Men Show?

Waspwear at its Finest: The gents at Valet count down the show’s best men’s looks so far, including some great off-duty Draper looks. [Valet]

Look Back in Restrained Anger: The Times has been hitting the Mad Men vibe all week, with no less than thirteen posts on the city’s early 60s history. Detailed stuff. [City Room]

We Keep Having to Remind Ourselves that it Predates the Word “Crunk”: Here’s a Mad Men drinking montage to inspire your pursuits later tonight. [Vulture]

This is Getting Excessive: …and just because it’s there: the periodic table of Mad Men. [Flavorwire]

Marion Cotillard is Making Do with Substandard Bartending Equipment


A Good Pour: We’re guessing this counts as a low-budget shoot [AnOther Magazine]

The Man Himself: Michael Williams sits down with Jean Touitou of A.P.C. [A Continuous Lean]

Left Breathless: An examination into the style of Jean-Paul Belmondo, quite possibly the coolest Frenchman ever. [The Selvedge Yard]

Happiness is Easy: The secret to lifelong happiness is contained beyond this humble link. (Bourbon is involved.) [The Awl]

La Vie en Noir


Film Noir: Speaking of Ms. Cotillard, she just became the new face of Dior, for a Hitchcock-esque promo short due out later this summer. Hopefully, singing is involved. [PSFK]

The Gadget Life: Decoding the gadget hype with David Pogue. [NYTimes]

Sing a Simple Song: Cameron Crowe’s favorite movie moments. Elton John is pleasantly absent. [Empire Online]

The Changing of the Guard: NPH takes the Tony mantle from Hugh Jackman. We’ve always thought he would make a good Wolverine. [Vulture]

There Will Be Flood Lighting


Daniel Day-Lewis earned quite a vacation after There Will Be Blood, and it looks like he’s taking it in Rome, surrounded by some of the most beautiful women in the world. The trailer for Nine just landed, with Mr. Day-Lewis enduring the temptations of Penelope Cruz, Sofia Loren, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman…and someone called “Fergie”? Well, five out of six ain’t bad.

The bar is pretty high for this one, given that it’s a quasi-remake of one of the most stylish movies of all time (and best, while we’re at it). In fact, we’re already a little peeved that they changed Guido’s shades...but we’re willing to let it slide for Ms. Cotillard’s sake

See the trailer»