Linda Holmes

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'Will & Grace' Returns To TV

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Will & Grace was groundbreaking television when the show first hit prime time back in 1998. Now NBC has brought the gang back for a series reboot that starts Thursday night.


'Call Me By Your Name' Stands Out Among Dozens At Toronto Film Festival

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival wraps up this week and NPR's critics have seen dozens of movies. They provide a sneak peek at films getting early buzz for Oscars, some hidden gems and others to avoid.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Look At Literary Adaptations

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TV and movie producers are looking to the shelves for inspiration: a number of popular shows and films this year started as books.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Twin Peaks'

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On this episode, we do our very best to sort out the adventures of Dale Cooper and the other residents of Twin Peaks: what works, what doesn't, and whether there's such a thing as "understanding."


Summer TV To Watch: Chris Gethard, 'The Gong Show,' 'Project Runway'

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Game of Thrones isn't the only thing to watch on TV. We have some suggestions.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' And 'Tour de Pharmacy'

Friday, July 14, 2017

On this week's show, we go for a swing with the newest Peter Parker, and we contemplate an extremely silly Andy Samberg faux documentary about cycling.


How 'Mike And The Mad Dog' Made Sports Radio History

Thursday, July 13, 2017

ESPN's newest documentary follows WFAN's sports talk duo, Mike Francesa and Chris Russo, over 20 years from their unlikely start to their sad parting of the ways.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Baby Driver' And Auteur Blockbusters

Friday, July 07, 2017

On this week's show, we talk about Edgar Wright's Baby Driver and imagine the influence some of our favorite artists might have on genres we love. Plus, we tell you what's making us happy this week.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Pop Culture Summer Stories And 'Playing House'

Friday, June 30, 2017

On this week's show, we bring you a conversation we had with Audie Cornish from our recent live show in Brooklyn, and Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham talk about their USA comedy.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Wonder Woman' And The Tony Awards

Friday, June 16, 2017

This week, we talk about the superhero smash Wonder Woman, and we talk about Dear Evan Hansen, Oslo and some of the other big winners from Sunday night's Tonys.


At The Tonys, 'Dear Evan Hansen' Has A Big Night In A Dark Season

Monday, June 12, 2017

The 2017 Tony Awards weren't a coronation of any one show, but it was hard not to notice a theme of pointed social and political thought behind many of the winners.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: When To Break Up With Culture And Advice With Mallory Ortberg

Friday, June 09, 2017

This week's show combines two segments from our tour a few months ago, and they're both corkers. We talk to Audie Cornish about hanging in with culture, and Mallory Ortberg gives advice.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.