Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' At 50

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Christmas special celebrates 50 years with a retrospective on ABC, and it seems more than ever like something we wouldn't get today.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Conversation With Trevor Noah

Friday, November 27, 2015

Our panel is on vacation, but that doesn't mean there's no show: in October, our host chatted with The Daily Show's new host about comedy, diversity, decor, visiting South Africa, and lots more.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Master Of None' And 'Challenger Deep'

Friday, November 20, 2015

A newly minted National Book Award winner and a new Netflix series have us fully occupied this week, but we've also got plenty making us happy.


'Misery,' 'Misery' And 'Misery,' From Page To Screen To Stage

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A new stage play finds Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf at the controls of an oddly horror-free version of the Stephen King novel.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' And Things We Meant To Do

Friday, November 06, 2015

On this week's show, we check in on a comedy in progress: Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We also talk about culture we've been meaning to get to, and about what's making us happy this week.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Back In Time To 'Empire' And Radio Voices

Friday, October 30, 2015

We're taking a break this week while we pull off a live show, so we're replaying one of our favorite episodes — one that touches on Empire and the variety (or lack thereof) in public radio voices.


When Everything's Gory, What's Scary?

Friday, October 23, 2015

As Halloween approaches, Pop Culture Happy Hour visits All Things Considered for a talk with hosts Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish about scary things.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Bridge Of Spies' And Lots More Tom Hanks

Friday, October 23, 2015

On this week's show, Audie Cornish is with us to talk about the latest Steven Spielberg project and about the long career of its star.


Trailers, Tickets, Twitter: 'Star Wars' Fans Can't Get Enough

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A new Star Wars trailer showed up on Monday night after much fanfare, and we're now in a full promotional push for the next two months. But ... does the movie need one?


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Steve Jobs' And More About Moguls

Friday, October 16, 2015

On this week's show: Steve Jobs, Sorkin dialogue, Seth Rogen, Citizen Kane, Empire, rich business guys in suits, and what's making us happy this week.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Martian' And How-To Stories

Friday, October 09, 2015

On this week's show, we chat about The Martian, consider other stories that enlighten us about the work people do, and — as always — offer up what's making us happy this week.


'Casual' Takes A Hard Look At A Busted Family

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The new Hulu comedy-drama gets much of its power from veteran actress Michaela Watkins' smart performance as a newly separated woman who moves in with her emotionally underdeveloped brother.


Culture Talks To Culture In 'Slaughterhouse 90210'

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Maris Kreizman's clever, slyly provocative book suggests that what we think of as art and what we think of as entertainment have much to say to each other.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Ms. Marvel' And Regrettable Television

Friday, October 02, 2015

This week's show has Ms. Marvel, terrible television, live show news, and a lot of laughing, not to mention what's making us happy this week.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Toronto International Film Festival And Our Fall TV Pool

Friday, September 25, 2015

This week, a big fall movie update from Toronto, plus our annual futile effort to predict the future of fall shows.


'The Muppets' Get Good Help From The Live Humans

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oddly enough, the best understanding of the best tone for a new Muppet project comes from Elizabeth Banks, Tom Bergeron and Josh Groban.


There's A Story There: Why The Emmys Rocked Even As HBO Rolled

Monday, September 21, 2015

Despite single-network dominance that could seem a little dull, Sunday's Emmys brought great stories and some very stirring speeches.


The Ups And Downs Of The Toronto International Film Festival

Thursday, September 17, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about the films they loved — and didn't — at Toronto International Film Festival.


Matt Damon On Mars: A Toronto Diary, Part 1

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Three days and 13 films in, we've got the good word on Matt Damon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren and lots more.


Television 2015: The Future In Questions

Sunday, August 30, 2015

We've spent two weeks looking at the state of television, and now it's time to ask some questions about where it's going from here.