Linda Holmes

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'Mad Men' Ends, Singing A Familiar Song

Monday, May 18, 2015

The multiple-Emmy-winning drama series ended on Sunday night with a finale that saw change in some corners and a total lack of change in others.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pitch Perfect 2' And Summer Movies

Friday, May 15, 2015

On this week's show: Pitch Perfect 2 is just the beginning of our summer movie preview. Plus, books and music make an appearance as we talk about what's making us happy.


Black Widow, Scarce Resources And High-Stakes Stories

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

While there are certainly issues with the Black Widow story in the new Avengers film, we don't just need to get to exactly the right one female Avenger. We need more than one female Avenger.


What Is Upfronts Week, Anyway?: 5 Questions Answered

Monday, May 11, 2015

We've reached the part of the year where the broadcast networks (and some cable networks) try to woo advertisers with the promise of new shows.


The End Of 'American Idol'

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fox announced today that the 15th season of American Idol will be the end of the road for what was once the biggest show on TV.

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'Grace And Frankie' Looks At Life Unexpectedly Alone

Friday, May 08, 2015

The new Netflix series Grace And Frankie casts Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands leave them — for each other.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Pop Culture Pariahs

Friday, May 08, 2015

This week, we tackle the great big new fightin' superhero movie and consider why pop culture is in the business of appointing and punishing pariahs.


'I Am Big Bird' Finds An Artist Under The Feathers

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A new documentary looks at the mechanics and the humanity behind the work of puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who's been Big Bird and Oscar for years.


Amy Schumer Puts Her Own Looks On Trial

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

On Tuesday's Inside Amy Schumer, an episode-long parody of 12 Angry Men asked the question: Is Amy Schumer hot enough to be on television?


'Mad Men' Skates Across A Changed And Changing Landscape

Monday, May 04, 2015

Mad Men's third to last episode was a hard one for Joan, a better one for Peggy, and perhaps a pivotal one for Don — or the man we know as Don.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Free Comic Book Day And Rabbit Holes

Friday, May 01, 2015

On this week's show, we talk about lots and lots of comics in preparation for Free Comic Book Day, and we go down a few pop culture rabbit holes.


The Hard Work And Close Bonds Of Competitive College A Cappella

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pitch Perfect may have made the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella look like a personality contest, but the real competition takes long hours and exacting musicianship.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Food In Pop Culture And Going Back To College

Friday, April 24, 2015

On this week's show, we talk about competitive cooking shows, delicious food in the movies, and all the things we've learned about pop culture representations of college.


George Lucas Sneezes, And Other Moments From His Talk With Colbert

Saturday, April 18, 2015

George Lucas doesn't have a lot left to say about Star Wars, but Stephen Colbert does, and so does a guy in the crowd who just wants to help George Lucas out.


The Challenges Of War At A Distance

Friday, April 17, 2015

The new film Good Kill is a little too blunt in its treatment of drone warfare, but strong work from Ethan Hawke as a troubled pilot helps it along.


Is There Anything Left To Say About 'Saturday Night Live'?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with a documentary that faces a massive challenge: Trying to find a new angle on one of the most thoroughly documented institutions we have.


The Hapless 'Veep' Staff Trips Itself Up As Selina Ascends

Monday, April 13, 2015

HBO's terrific political satire returned Sunday night as a teleprompter created a disaster.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Comedians' And Cameo Appearances

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week's show is all about FX's new Billy Crystal/Josh Gad comedy, the uses and misuses of cameo appearances, and what's making us happy this week.


Small Batch Edition: 'Wolf Hall' On PBS

Thursday, April 09, 2015

PCHH pal and book enthusiast Barrie Hardymon joins us to talk Tudors, historical fiction, and expressive eyebrow acting.


Small Batch: The March Madness Of Friends On Opposite Sides

Monday, April 06, 2015

Two of our Pop Culture Happy Hour regulars find themselves on opposite sides of Monday night's NCAA men's basketball final. Things could get tense.