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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

The Happiest Strippers In Film History Dance Through 'Magic Mike XXL'

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Magic Mike XXL is not much to look at, plot-wise. But it is a lot to look at happy-stripper-wise.

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'Zoo': Welcome, Crazypants Television Of Summer!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CBS is bringing to the screen the goofiest, nuttiest animal-conspiracy story ever to feature a lion attacking the grill of a truck.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: Audiobooks

Monday, June 29, 2015

We have a conversation with one of our favorite regular-book enthusiasts about the special matter of the audiobook.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Judy Blume's New Book And Lifetime's 'UnREAL'

Friday, June 26, 2015

On this week's show, a beloved author of books for kids writes another one for adults, and Lifetime sets a drama behind the scenes of a reality dating show.

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The Weird — Weirder? — Thing About The Ferrell-Wiig Lifetime Movie

Friday, June 19, 2015

Despite the big stars, it's hard to make a straight-faced parody of something watched by people who often already think it's a joke.

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Why The Key Character In 'Inside Out' Is The One Who Isn't There

Friday, June 19, 2015

Surprisingly, Pixar's latest goes without an element that almost every adventure movie for kids is sure to provide: a villain.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Inside Out' And Moms And Dads In Love

Friday, June 19, 2015

On this week's show, we explore Pixar's new exploratory movie about a girl's brain, and we talk about why pop culture often struggles to give parents rich, satisfying romantic lives.

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The Heat Is On With These Summer Romance Novels

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

NPR Books is focusing on romance novels this summer. And our recommendations are not so-called "bodice rippers" or historical romances — they're contemporary.

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'Modern Romance' And The Emerging Audiobook

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance is a good example of an audiobook that finds new ways to play with format and style in a way that builds a separate performance rather than just reading aloud.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: 'Jurassic World'

Monday, June 15, 2015

The new super-mega-blockbuster dinosaur movie has fun dino stuff, a great performance from a guy in glasses, and two main characters who are severely underwritten.

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How 'Silicon Valley' Tells Broad Truths From An Insular World

Friday, June 12, 2015

HBO's sophomore (and occasionally sophomoric) comedy ends on a strong note Sunday night — with plenty of suspense.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Spy' And Other Director-Actor Pairings

Friday, June 12, 2015

We talk Spy, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig, cheap jokes, Alfred Hitchcock, superheroes, Weavers, and lots more on this week's episode.

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WATCH: 11-Year-Old Sydney Lucas Destroys At The Tony Awards

Monday, June 08, 2015

If you haven't yet seen the most memorable performance from Sunday night's Tony Awards, from the musical Fun Home, now's the time.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Romance Novel Special

Friday, June 05, 2015

This week, we dive deeply into the world of romance novels with our special guest, Sarah Wendell of the web site Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.

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Every Song In 'The Last Five Years,' Ranked By Uncontrollable Sobbing

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

We proudly present a highly subjective sobfest ranking all the songs in the sobbing-est musical ever to blow your mind with its complex chronology.

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Small Batch Edition: We Really, Really Hated 'The Briefcase'

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

We don't want to hide the ball on this one, so we'll just tell you: we really, really, really didn't like the new show in which families are psychologically tortured over piles of money.

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Lifetime's Scripted Drama 'Unreal' Goes Behind The Scenes Of Reality TV

Monday, June 01, 2015

A new drama from the cable network Lifetime is getting a lot of attention because it's a well-written show skewering reality television.

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'UnREAL' Is An Unsettling Look At Making Unsettling Television

Monday, June 01, 2015

A new Lifetime drama based on a fine short film manages to engage the world of unscripted TV without either letting it off the hook or condescending to it.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Tomorrowland,' The Future And The Past

Friday, May 29, 2015

On this week's show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what's making us happy this week.

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David Oyelowo Flies Solo In HBO's 'Nightingale'

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oyelowo, who won accolades in 2014 for Selma, here works alone on camera in a dramatic film about a man coming undone in his mother's house.

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