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From “Happy Days” to “Mad Men”

in Happy Days, Mad Men, midcentury, Ronald Reagan

(Crossposted at Arcade.) Some recent conversations on Arcade have gotten me thinking about midcentury America, or rather our idea of the midcentury as a privileged moment of literary production, consumption, and promise. In particular, I’ve been turning over Natalia Cecire’s query, “[W]hat is to be gained in mourning the passing of a genre or a […]