“We have found ourselves rich in goods, but ragged in spirit,” Richard Nixon announces from a television screen toward the end of Mad Men‘s seventh-season premiere. “Reaching with magnificent precision for the moon, but falling into raucous discord on earth.”
The quote, from Nixon’s first inaugural address, doesn’t just offer a clue about the notoriously secretive timeline of the acclaimed AMC drama — hello, January of 1969! — it’s also a great summary of where its characters stand after last year’s season finale: managing just fine on the outside, but still suffering where no one can see.
Selina Meyer » 3x02 “The Choice”
"If I say that I am Pro-Life, then I’m a traitor to my sex. If I say that I am Pro-Choice, then I’m a traitor to the President. Which makes me an actual traitor, by the way."
It’s taken her 18 years, but Idina Menzel has finally cracked the top 10 with “Let It Go,” her soaring ballad from “Frozen.” The singer-actress is flawless on the cover of our issue dated March 29. She talks about her long road to stardom — from “Rent” to a costly break from theatre in pursuit of a pop career to her recent ascension as a household name, thanks to the massive success of “Frozen” and a primetime slip by John Travolta.