Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

The Purely Accidental Lessons Of The First Black 'Bachelorette'

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Television shows don't have to be good or smart to tell you something about the culture that spawns them, and you might be surprised how much The Bachelor has to say about power.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: LEGO Batman And Kids Who Cook On TV

Friday, February 10, 2017

This week, we've got podcast cousins all over the place including Sam Sanders talking about 'The LEGO Batman Movie' and Kat Chow chiming in on 'MasterChef Junior.'

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Super Bowl Thoughts, From 'Overdog' Tom Brady To Sparkly Lady Gaga

Monday, February 06, 2017

Super Bowl LI, won by the New England Patriots with a huge fourth-quarter push, also featured a high-flying halftime show from Lady Gaga, who mixed traditional Americana with doing her own thing.

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Oscar Documentaries And A Foreign Language Film We Loved

Friday, February 03, 2017

On this week's show, we run down an impressive list of Oscar-nominated documentary features and dive into Asghar Farhadi's complicated, suspenseful The Salesman.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Riverdale' and Teen Soaps

Friday, January 27, 2017

The CW has brought the Archie comics to television as dark and gritty versions of their paper selves. We talk about this show and about the long history of the high school drama.

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'Grey's Anatomy': The Secret Sauce Is Blood ... And Friendship

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The ABC series Grey's Anatomy, set in a hospital full of possibly cursed doctors, has been on TV for 13 seasons. We talk about what has kept it popular with its fans for so long.

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A Dog's Actual Purposes, Based On Unscientific Observation Of Real Dogs

Thursday, January 26, 2017

In light of the new film A Dog's Purpose, we consider the actual purposes of dogs. They involve loud noises, tongues, and watching television.

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Mary Tyler Moore: On Her Own, Single And Singular

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Actress Mary Tyler Moore helped redefine women's roles on TV. She starred in one of the first hit shows to feature a single career woman — The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Moore died Wednesday at age 80.

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'A Funny Ingenue': Rachel Bloom On The Influence Of Mary Tyler Moore

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at 80 years old. Host Linda Holmes talks to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and co-creator Rachel Bloom about how one very funny woman of television influenced many others.

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'La La Land' Scoops Up 14 Academy Awards Nominations

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday with the musical, La La Land, receiving 14 nominations, tying a record.

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In Honor Of The New 'Beaches,' Watch The Old 'Beaches'

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Lifetime remakes a tearjerking classic, but while the leads are promising and the effort is genuine, you're better off just sticking with the original.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Young Pope' And 'Hell Or High Water'

Friday, January 20, 2017

On this week's show, HBO explores the Vatican, and two brothers get in a lot of trouble in one of 2016's best-reviewed films.

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Rest Your Greatness: 6 Key Moments With DJ Khaled

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NPR's David Greene recently spoke with producer-musician-Snapchatter DJ Khaled about his Jet Ski adventure, his love of pillows, and all the things "they" don't want you to know.

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The Ethics Of Judges' Table: A 'Top Chef' Quandary

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ethics show up in the strangest places. Thursday night, Top Chef took a trip into a very gray area of competition.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Hidden Figures' And 'One Day At A Time'

Friday, January 13, 2017

This week, the women of NASA and the women of a Netflix reboot both get lots of attention, and we close the show with what's making us happy this week.

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Small Batch Edition: The Golden Globes

Monday, January 09, 2017

In this brief edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk about speeches, awards, Donald Glover's suit, Jimmy Fallon's monologue, and lots more.

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50 Wonderful Things From 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016

It's time again for our annual collection, in no particular order, of 50 wonderful pop-culture things from 2016. Read them, watch them, or listen to them; we think something will delight you.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: In One Year And Out The Other, 2017 Edition

Friday, December 30, 2016

Every year at this time, we revisit our resolutions and our predictions from 2016 and we make new ones for 2017. From creating more to who might win Oscars, we're working hard to figure out 2017.

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The Individualism And Fist-Pumping Of George Michael's 'Freedom '90'

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In the wake of the death of George Michael, we take a moment to appreciate "Freedom '90," not his biggest hit, but an irresistible mix of independence and vulnerability.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 2016 Favorites And Unfinished Business

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sam Sanders joins the PCHH roundtable for a conversation about some of our favorite writing, television and movies of the year.

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