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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Romance Novel Special

Friday, June 05, 2015

This week, we dive deeply into the world of romance novels with our special guest, Sarah Wendell of the web site Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.

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Every Song In 'The Last Five Years,' Ranked By Uncontrollable Sobbing

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

We proudly present a highly subjective sobfest ranking all the songs in the sobbing-est musical ever to blow your mind with its complex chronology.

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Small Batch Edition: We Really, Really Hated 'The Briefcase'

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

We don't want to hide the ball on this one, so we'll just tell you: we really, really, really didn't like the new show in which families are psychologically tortured over piles of money.

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Lifetime's Scripted Drama 'Unreal' Goes Behind The Scenes Of Reality TV

Monday, June 01, 2015

A new drama from the cable network Lifetime is getting a lot of attention because it's a well-written show skewering reality television.

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'UnREAL' Is An Unsettling Look At Making Unsettling Television

Monday, June 01, 2015

A new Lifetime drama based on a fine short film manages to engage the world of unscripted TV without either letting it off the hook or condescending to it.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Tomorrowland,' The Future And The Past

Friday, May 29, 2015

On this week's show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what's making us happy this week.

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David Oyelowo Flies Solo In HBO's 'Nightingale'

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oyelowo, who won accolades in 2014 for Selma, here works alone on camera in a dramatic film about a man coming undone in his mother's house.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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?

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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