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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Watching Sports, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And Poisoned Wells

Friday, February 07, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about sports, a great loss, and what happens when you find that your opinions are being influenced by others.

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Here's Why You Should Hashtag Your #Olympics2014 Tweets

Friday, February 07, 2014

Inviting people to ignore you is the best and most considerate way to make generous use of hashtags during major and heavily tweeted public events.

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The Two Kinds Of Fairness, As Explained By 'Top Chef'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

'Fair' doesn't only mean following the rules, as one of TV's more popular competitive reality shows learned after crowning its winner.

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Song And Dance: Of Course Clay Aiken Is Running For Congress

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Sure, the instinctive response might be tittering when an American Idol runner-up runs for Congress, but we've got a long and storied history of just this kind of thing. Why not this guy?

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Bob And Linda Read Internet Movie Reviews, Part 1: American Hustle

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

We scoured the Internet to uncover the pros and cons of all nine Best Picture nominations. We kick off our video series with David O. Russell's period drama American Hustle.

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Not-stalgia: Why I Don't Miss 'Seinfeld'

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Super Bowl ad wars included a salute to one of the most popular sitcoms of the '90s. But it's time to come clean.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman And The Blessings Of Friction

Monday, February 03, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday, after a career in which he stepped back from both likeability and villainy to explore a different kind of connection with audiences.

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Yes, Jesse Eisenberg Should Absolutely Play Lex Luthor

Friday, January 31, 2014

Don't dismiss the idea of Jesse Eisenberg being a great Luthor — he's played a pretty impressive megalomaniac before.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Grammys Postmortem And Reality TV In Middle Age

Friday, January 31, 2014

On this week's show, we dive into the Grammy Awards, including the performances, the winners and losers, and the very complicated conversations about cultural spaces that followed.

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I Like Big Trucks And I Cannot Lie: Cars, Trucks, And The Lady Brain

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A recent survey says women like men who drive pickup trucks. We dig deeper. (Well, of course we do.)

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A Story About A Little-Known Song In A Little-Known Movie That Got A Big Oscar Nod

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Academy rescinded a nomination for Best Original Song. Why? An Academy music executive, who wrote the song, was a bit too enthusiastic about campaigning for it.

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Pete Seeger And The Public Choir

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger was an activist for many causes, but among them was a passionate belief in the importance and value of public singing.

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Pharrell Williams And The Power Hat

Monday, January 27, 2014

What does it mean when you wear a really unusual hat to the Grammy Awards? Well, a lot, actually.

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Watch The Grammy Awards With Us

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson get together for the umpteenth time (well, sixth time) to provide live commentary on the Grammy Awards.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Oscar Nominees And 'Looking'

Friday, January 24, 2014

On this week's show, we consider what the Oscar nominations left out and why it might have happened, and we chat about the think-piece-inspiring HBO show Looking.

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You Can Now Send Someone You Temporarily Like A 'Bachelor' Bouquet

Friday, January 17, 2014

Someone wants to sell you a bouquet of flowers inspired by the least romantic thing on TV.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Golden Globes And Eagle Eyes

Friday, January 17, 2014

On this week's show, we chat about the Golden Globes, both as a ceremony and as a marker of quality (...maybe). We identify some of our cultural anti-blind-spots, and run down what's making us happy this week.

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Complicating The Tonya And Nancy Narratives, 20 Years Later

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A new ESPN documentary suggests that both the original narrative about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan and the counternarrative that sprang up later are entirely too simplistic.

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'Gravity,' 'American Hustle' And '12 Years A Slave' Lead The Oscar Nominations

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Gravity and American Hustle led the Oscar nominations with 10 apiece, but it's tough to pick any winners from a lot of crowded fields.

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'Idol' Takes A Hugely Unexpected Step Toward Being Much Less Terrible

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Just when we all thought it was safe to leave Idol behind forever, it comes back with a season premiere that's far more good-natured and appealing than it's been in years.

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