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Thursday | via Hollywood Reporter
Don Draper's costal retreat getaway in the Mad Men series finale has triggered a massive surge in curiosity around Big Sur's famed Esalen Institute, the likely inspiration for the tranquil retreat center depicted in the show. An Esalen representative tells The Hollywood Reporter that the institute's website and social media platforms have experienced record-breaking spikes since the Mad Men finale aired on May 17. "We normally have around 1,000 sessions per day on the Esalen website, and on Sunday that increased to 2,583," the Esalen representative says. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via Curbed
In the end, Don Draper didn't find inner peace in Los Angeles. He found it in Big Sur, and then immediately sold it, which basically adds up to the same thing. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Hollywood Reporter
THR's chief TV critic looks at how creator Matt Weiner serviced all the major characters with mostly upbeat but not saccharine endings, while deftly concluding Don Draper's seven season existential crises in a moving, believable and creative way. The hardest thing in all of television is the series finale, especially for a critically acclaimed series that has lit the zeitgeist on fire before it airs. Comment?
Friday May 8 | via Pocket-lint.co.uk
With WWDC exactly one month away, you're probably wondering if Apple is planning to unveil its next operating system update for Macs, and if so, how might the software update change OS X Yosemite. There's likely a hundred questions you're asking yourself, and so to help you find at least some answers, Pocket-lint has rounded up everything you need to know. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via Re/code
Welcome to the fourth installment of our "Silicon Valley" Re/cap, where we connect HBO's satire to the real world. Or, at least, Silicon Valley. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via Tikkun Magazine
Come spend a weekend with me and Cat Zavis June 12-14 . Cat and I will have just gotten married and will be celebrating our honeymoon at Esalen, in part by leading a workshop on The Jewish Path to Liberation and Transformation - NOT JUST FOR JEWS . Comment?
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