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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education And Money In 'The Address'

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Address follows an intensive program that teaches kids with learning difficulties to recite the Gettysburg Address. And in doing so, it raises some tough questions about resources.

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The Bitter Tundra Returns As 'Fargo' Comes To Television

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's easy to be skeptical of a TV series inspired by the brilliant film Fargo, but the FX adaptation is dark, funny, free-standing and a great big hoot.

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Kristen Wiig, Alice Munro And Negative Space In Fiction

Monday, April 14, 2014

A new film starring Kristen Wiig adapts an Alice Munro short story, filling in huge swaths of negative space that Munro left. But surprisingly, in telling more of the story, the film loses something.

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'Say Anything' At 25: Nothing Bought, Sold Or Processed

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cameron Crowe's much-loved film turns 25 this week, and unlike a lot of high-school films of its day, it's aged surprisingly well.

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'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fargo, A Farewell, And Pop Culture Breadcrumbs

Friday, April 11, 2014

On this week's show, we chat about a very fine new TV offering, follow the trails of the things we love back to the things that came before, and wish one of our own well as he travels on.

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After The Horror Of War, What About Forgiveness?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The drama The Railway Man follows a former prisoner of war as he struggles with past pain, new love and an unexpected opportunity for confrontation.

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German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.

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Silence And 'Godzilla'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Perhaps aware that trailers have become wall-to-wall explosions and noise, the people behind the latest look at Godzilla rely heavily on sudden, creepy quiet.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Captain America' And The Pitiless March Of Time

Friday, April 04, 2014

On this week's show, Matt Thompson joins us for a chat about the new Captain America movie, whether the internet can be trusted with anyone's writing, and what's making us happy this week.

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David Letterman's Meticulously Unchoreographed Exit

Friday, April 04, 2014

When David Letterman announced his retirement Thursday, it came first not from a press release, but from the same kind of organic, weird, naturalistic charm that characterized the show.

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An Interview With A Hypothetical Super-Independent Athlete Baby

Thursday, April 03, 2014

We traveled into the imaginary future to find out what it might be like to talk to the kinds of babies that some sports commentators argue don't need their fathers to have parental leave.

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Captain America On The Potomac

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier puts Cap in charge of saving an America that's visually defined as, of all things, Washington, D.C.

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Oh, 'Mother': An Awful End To A Long Love Story

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

How I Met Your Mother ended a nine-season run on Monday night, and it managed to do just about everything wrong.

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10 Absolutely True Stories About Writing For Television Without Pity

Monday, March 31, 2014

The television recap site Television Without Pity is being shuttered on Friday. One longtime TWoP writer looks back.

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Essie Davis: On Playing A Sexually Liberated 'Superhero' Without Apology

Monday, March 31, 2014

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian TV series with a passionate American audience. Davis plays Phryne Fisher, a free-thinking, deeply independent private detective.

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Sex And The Greater 'Good Wife': Archie Panjabi On Keeping That Big Secret

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Archie Panjabi plays a crafty investigator on the TV show The Good Wife. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her character, and being a South Asian British woman in Hollywood.

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The Tyranny Of Release Dates, Part II: 'The Lunchbox'

Friday, March 28, 2014

The romantic comedy-drama The Lunchbox, starring Irrfan Khan, presents a challenging case when you consider what's the right moment to talk about a film.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Divergent,' Getting Personal, And Jesse Thorn

Friday, March 28, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about the new film Divergent, explore what makes us take our pop culture personally, and visit with the host of Bullseye, Jesse Thorn.

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'Tell Me Two Things Good': A Happiness Experiment

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What happens when you ask Twitter for two good things? Good food, family, sunshine, music, and neonatal kitten rescue.

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