Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Remembering 'Jesus' Son,' From Denis Johnson

Friday, May 26, 2017

On the occasion of the death of writer Denis Johnson, we share a 2007 reflection on Johnson's book Jesus' Son, from novelist Nathan Englander.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Alien: Covenant' And 'Veep'

Friday, May 26, 2017

Alien fan Chris Klimek joins us to talk about the newest entry in the decades-old franchise, and we check in with the fast-talking, faster-swearing people of HBO's Veep.

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ABC Bets On Nostalgia With Remake Of 'Dirty Dancing'

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The new ABC version of Dirty Dancing will air on television Wednesday night. NPR looks at the legacy of Dirty Dancing and why it's been a favorite — albeit corny — movie over generations.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Master Of None' And 'Snatched'

Friday, May 19, 2017

On this week's show, Gene Demby from NPR's Code Switch and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans join us for a conversation about the second season of Master Of None and the very silly film Snatched.

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A Mother's Day Update On TV Moms

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A lot has changed on television in the last 20 years or so. We take a moment to check in on how all these changes are treating TV moms.

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'Master Of None' Is Even Better In Season 2

Friday, May 12, 2017

Master Of None, which was nominated for four Emmy Awards in its first season, is back with a second, and it's better and more thoughtful than before.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Handmaid's Tale' And A New Comedy

Friday, May 12, 2017

The panel talks about the harrowing TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, then switches gears to check in on the NBC comedy Great News, from - among others - executive producer Tina Fey.

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Amy Schumer And Goldie Hawn Team Up In 'Snatched'

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beloved comic actor Goldie Hawn is back on the big screen with the movie Snatched. She stars alongside Amy Schumer, who had a breakout comedy a couple years back with Trainwreck.

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First Listen: 'Hello, Dolly!' New Broadway Cast Recording

Monday, May 08, 2017

Bette Midler shines on the soundtrack to this Tony-nominated Broadway revival.

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Chris Gethard Isn't Kidding About 'Career Suicide'

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Chris Gethard's new HBO special tells stories of his struggles with suicidal thoughts and his complex relationship with his psychiatrist. Funny and moving, Career Suicide premieres Saturday night.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' And W. Kamau Bell

Friday, May 05, 2017

This week's show combines our discussion of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 with a discussion we recently had in Chicago with comedian, host, and writer W. Kamau Bell.

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The Tony Nominations: 'The Great Comet,' 'Dolly,' And 'A Doll's House'

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Tony nominations are out, and unlike last year, there's no founding-fathers-shaped giant absorbing the oxygen.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Great Big Summer Movie Preview

Friday, April 28, 2017

Every year at this time, we sit down to make reckless box office predictions and talk up the films we're most excited to see. This time around, we're joined by Audie Cornish of All Things Considered.

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The Good And Goofy 'Great News' Comes To NBC

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A new NBC comedy has a lot of 30 Rock DNA, and it shows. While it's uneven at first, viewers who stick with it will get a satisfying blast of very silly jokes.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Fate Of The Furious' Plus Clapbacks And Feuds

Friday, April 21, 2017

This week's show combines a chat about The Fate Of The Furious that we had with Gene Demby and Chris Klimek and a discussion of clapbacks and feuds from our Chicago live show, led off by Sam Sanders.

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Hey You, Prestige Television Fan: Here's Why You Should See A New Play

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

While musicals have good pop-culture presence in many cases, plays tend not to. But in an environment that has embraced idiosyncratic and complicated TV, there's no better time to change that.

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'Veep' Reinvents Itself In The Shape Of A New Humiliation

Monday, April 17, 2017

Selina Meyer dreamed of being president. Then she was. Now she isn't. With that shift, Veep finds itself, in many ways, back where it began.

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First Listen: Groundhog Day The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Stream the original cast recording to the new Broadway musical before its release.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Diversity In Comics And 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Friday, April 14, 2017

This week, while we recover from our live show, we bring you a segment from Code Switch about diversity in comics and we revisit our segment on RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'S-Town' and 'Chewing Gum'

Friday, April 07, 2017

On this week's show, we delve into the latest hit podcast, S-Town, and we breeze through the delightful sitcom Chewing Gum, imported from the UK and available on Netflix.

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