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Linda Holmes

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Not Just Eating Bugs For Money! A Story Of 'Survivor' And Strategy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The most famous scene in the first season of Survivor, back in the summer of 2000, involved the castaways, who were very hungry indeed, catching and cooking a rat, then tentatively picking meat off the bones. There was also a challenge that involved eating grubs as quickly as possible. This ...

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'Parks And Recreation' Sets Off Into The Future

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

After seven seasons, NBC's gently acerbic, lovingly rendered Parks and Recreation ended its run Tuesday night with an extension of the final season's voyage to 2017. In further flashes to a few years or even decades later, we learned about April and Andy's kids, Garry's future as a beloved eternal ...

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'Birdman' Wins Big On A Soggy Night At The Oscars

Monday, February 23, 2015

The rain that fell on Hollywood as the hours of red-carpet coverage wore on may have provided one of the evening's best visuals: actual people running around wearing plastic bags as they guided famous people out of limos, under umbrellas and to the waiting microphones of interviewers who wanted to ...

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Watch The Oscars With Us

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The nominees are in, the arguments have been had, and the ceremony is all that's left of Oscar season. (Well, and the griping over what should have won.)

On Sunday night, we'll be where lots of other people will be: on Twitter. NPR film critic Bob Mondello will ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Oscars Omnibus 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

We didn't get to tape our Oscars Omnibus live the way we planned (stay tuned for a make-up date for ticketholders), but we did get to sit down with our friend Bob Mondello to talk about all eight contenders in the Best Picture race. (For more on Selma, ...

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The Oscars Are Coming, With 1 Big Hit And Few Close Contests

Friday, February 20, 2015

Linda Holmes and movie critic Bob Mondello sit down with Audie Cornish to talk about the upcoming Oscars.

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Parks & Recap: Career Moves

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This week on Parks & Recreation, April & Andy make plans to move to DC for April's new job, and Leslie gets a new DC-based gig, too. Brian and friends offer their reactions.

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Making Peace With Peace: Snow Days And Seasons

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

So here we are, many of us in the D.C. area, doing what many in the Northeast — particularly New England — have been doing lately: looking out the window.

Let us put aside for the moment the question of whether offices are closed too much or too little. It's ...

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Parks & Recap: The Candidate’s Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This week on Parks & Recreation, Leslie upends expectations when she skips the traditional “pie-mary” pie-baking contest for candidates’ wives. Brian and friends offer their reactions.

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After 16 Years, Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The surprising announcement from Comedy Central suggests the show will carry on with a new host after its host of 16 years takes his leave later this year.

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Parks & Recap: Pawnee Palisades

Thursday, February 05, 2015

This week, Parks & Rec revisited the land dispute between Leslie Knope and the tech giant Gryzzl which bears some resemblance to LG's plans for a new HQ in the Palisades.

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A Skilled Cast Perks Up The Sweet And Funny 'Fresh Off The Boat'

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Fresh Off The Boat, a comedy premiering Wednesday night on ABC, is the rare series that features Asian-American actors in a show about an Asian-American family. It closely resembles ABC's Black-ish not primarily because both shows feature casts of color, but because both shows share a sort of emerging ABC ...

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Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

Monday, February 02, 2015

After years in which the themes of Super Bowl ads seemed to be bikinis, high jinks and crude things happening to old people, what a surprise to find out that Sunday night, the theme was feelings.

Not regular feelings like the ones you have when something actually happens to you, ...

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Parks & Recap: Super Rad Algorithm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This week, Parks & Rec tackled the world of data mining in 2017. We talk about the satirical treatment of Gryzzl, an Amazon-Google-Facebook behemoth that's spying on Pawnee residents.

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If You've Gotta Reboot 'Ghostbusters,' At Least Do It With This Cast

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

There's a solid argument to be made against a reboot of Ghostbusters, just as there's a solid argument to be made against a reboot of just about anything. You could take any group of creative people, put them together, and wish they'd just start from scratch rather than revisit a ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Broad City' And Required Reading

Friday, January 23, 2015

On this week's Pop Culture Happy Hour, we're joined from Boston by PCHH's official enthusiastic librarian, Margaret Willison. We begin with a conversation about Broad City, the Comedy Central show that recently kicked off its second season (you can see the event Stephen talks about right here). We ...

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Some Glittery Favorites From The Miss Universe National Costume Show

Thursday, January 22, 2015

One of my favorite bonkers displays of the year is the National Costume Show at the Miss Universe pageant. I don't watch the pageant, I don't care who wins, I don't think any of the countries are funny, I don't think any of the cultural references in the outfits are ...

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Parks & Recap: William Henry Harrison!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For some reason, Parks & Rec is focused on President William Henry Harrison who died on his 32nd day in office. Columnist Gail Collins wrote a Harrison bio and joins our t.v. club.

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'Parks And Recreation' Shows The Beating Heart Of Its Great Love Story

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The wedding of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) was one of Parks and Recreation's greatest moments. So was the wedding of April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt). But Tuesday night, Parks spent the second half of its hourlong double episode on its greatest ...

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An Uneven But Auspicious 'Nightly' Opener

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It's perhaps not surprising that the strongest part of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on its debut Monday was the part that looked the most like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, with which it shares considerable DNA. Wilmore opened with an observation that the Oscar nominations are ...

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