Linda Holmes

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Two Ways Of Seeing An iPhone Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A new iPhone ad looks to some like a celebration of teenage alienation, but reminds others of something fundamentally true about adolescence.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Frozen' Princesses And Character Deaths

Friday, December 13, 2013

On this week's round-table podcast, we take a deep dive into the frozen landscape of, well, Frozen, from its unusual princesses to its teeny tiny waists. Then we talk character deaths and, as always, what's making us happy this week.


I'm Your Lawyer, Mr. Grinch

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mr. Grinch presents a defamation claim to the firm of Who Who & Who. The firm attempts to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of his case.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live Shows And The Return Of Regrettable Television

Friday, December 06, 2013

On this week's round-table podcast, we talk about the charm and peril of live events, we take a quiz on the most regrettable television currently circulating, and we talk about what's making us happy this week.


Needs More Alps: How Was 'The Sound Of Music Live'?

Friday, December 06, 2013

Thursday night's live production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic suffered from limited acting in places, but it offered some Broadway veterans a rare opportunity to shine for larger crowds.


Little Ditty About Lackin' Diane: Hug A Skeptic Today

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A Thanksgiving tale serves as a good reminder of the importance of basic skepticism as you navigate a viral information economy.


Soundcheck Smackdown: Is The Sound of Music Stale?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

As the world readies itself for the NBC Sound of Music live remake, we debate the merits of the original musical and film.

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What Really Makes Katniss Stand Out? Peeta, Her Movie Girlfriend

Monday, November 25, 2013

There's been a lot of talk about Katniss Everdeen as an unconventional heroine, but she's also got a pretty unconventional love interest, in that he would be a more Hollywood-conventional girlfriend than boyfriend.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: $#*! Profanity In Pop Culture And Outdated Tech

Friday, November 22, 2013

On this week's show, we bleep-ily tackle the topic of profanity in pop culture, and we chat about stories in movies and television that are rendered obsolete — or are they? — when the world changes around them. As always, we close with what's making us happy this week.


'The Best Man Holiday' And The Language Of Expectations

Monday, November 18, 2013

The way we talk about films, audiences, and expectations often reflects not just what happened, or even what usually happens — it reflects what amounts to little more than mythology.


'The Real World' Trades The Final Eight Percent Of Its Soul For Magic Beans

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The latest news about the upcoming season of MTV's once groundbreaking reality show demonstrates once and for all that there is no more ground to be broken.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Sisters And Brothers And A Holiday TV Quiz

Friday, November 08, 2013

On this week's show, we tackle sibling relationships and then dive deeply into the world of wacky holiday television, particularly of the schmaltzy variety. And as always, we close with what's making us happy this week.


A Complete Curmudgeon's Guide To 'The Sound Of Music'

Friday, November 08, 2013

Well, sure. You could choose to think all the good things about The Sound Of Music, but you could also chose to think all the weird things. (Besides the fact that NBC has decided to remake it.)


Miss Universe's National Costume Show Raids International Feather Supply

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Every year, Miss Universe gives many nations the opportunity to present a national costume. When you see what the United States came up with, you will almost literally not believe it.


That'll Always Be The Dream: National Novel Writing Month

Monday, November 04, 2013

If you look around the internet, you'll see a bunch of people writing novels this month. And talking about it a lot.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Making Toddlers Into Nerds

Friday, November 01, 2013

On this week's show, we return to the topic of pop culture to share with kids. We've got comic books, we've got regular books, we've got board games, movies, music, and lots more.


Attention, Neighborhood Children! A Halloween Invitation

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Anyone can give away tiny candy bars and little bags of M&Ms. But will everyone in your neighborhood take the time to give you the things that mean the most to them — the things that are already in their homes?


Present Tense: Allie Brosh, Donald Glover, And Hurting Right Now

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Allie Brosh is an artist whose drawings have covered sugar highs, silly pets, and childhood humiliations. But it's her writing about depression that has sparked the most discussion in recent months.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: '12 Years' And Rites Of Passage

Friday, October 25, 2013

On this week's show, we dive into the beautiful and challenging film 12 Years A Slave, both in its capacity as a film about slavery and in its capacity as a plain old good movie. We discuss a few rites of passage that seem to us essential, and we close with what's making us happy this week.


Time Untied: Why We'd All Be Better Off Without Release Date Myopia

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Critics and commentators tend to focus almost all their attention on what's new right this minute. Given the changes in the way culture makes its way to people's lives, that model doesn't necessarily make as much sense as it once did.