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Linda Holmes

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Top Stories: Missing Plane Latest; Why The Jet Stowaway Ran Away

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Also: Russia says it may retaliate if its interests are attacked in Ukraine; President Obama is in Tokyo for the start of his Asia trip; and it's the 100th birthday of Chicago's Wrigley Field.

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In Whedon's Intriguing Experiment, A Good Idea Falls Flat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In Your Eyes, written by Joss Whedon, has been sprung on the world as an on-demand stream available for five dollars. While its romantic tale of telepathy has promise, the execution is a letdown.

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Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men'

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday night's episode capitalized at last on the show's notoriously ambivalent, slow-burning approach to paying any attention to race.

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From 'Field Of Dreams' To 'Draft Day': Who Cares About The Front Office?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sports movies seem to have made a strange turn from focusing on players to focusing on agents and managers. It makes for a sad progression from magical realism to yelling about money.

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'Say Anything,' Still Full Of Guileless Affection

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Monday marks the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's Say Anything. A look back at the seminal teen flick reveals a surprisingly deep and romantic story.

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So, 'Scandal' Writers, How Did You Write That Awful Wrist Thing?

Friday, April 18, 2014

The chatty Sundance show The Writers' Room sheds a little light on how some of TV's more popular shows are brought into being.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Orphan Black' And Dream Sequences

Friday, April 18, 2014

On this week's round-table podcast, we talk about BBC America's popular drama and delve into the dream sequence, one of popular entertainment's favorite devices, for good or ill.

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Tatiana Maslany On Looking Herself In The Eye

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Orphan Black actress talks with Morning Edition about the return of her BBC America series. On the show, she plays multiple roles, and advanced technology helps her pull it off.

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Is 'Heaven' Real, Or Just A Place On Earth?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The film Heaven Is for Real tries hard to be about faith, but mostly winds up being about not bothering anybody. It's a shame, because it's a lost opportunity to say something interesting.

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God, Man And Lots Of Corridors In 'Transcendence'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The new science fiction film Transcendence doesn't work very well as a story, but it's got an interesting way of trying to keep itself grounded in nature while exploring technological terrors.

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Lusting For Spring In Our Hearts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We do grouse about the weather, it's true. But it's miraculous, if you think about it, that we still manage to get excited about spring at all, given that it happens every year.

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Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education And Money In 'The Address'

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Address follows an intensive program that teaches kids with learning difficulties to recite the Gettysburg Address. And in doing so, it raises some tough questions about resources.

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The Bitter Tundra Returns As 'Fargo' Comes To Television

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's easy to be skeptical of a TV series inspired by the brilliant film Fargo, but the FX adaptation is dark, funny, free-standing and a great big hoot.

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Kristen Wiig, Alice Munro And Negative Space In Fiction

Monday, April 14, 2014

A new film starring Kristen Wiig adapts an Alice Munro short story, filling in huge swaths of negative space that Munro left. But surprisingly, in telling more of the story, the film loses something.

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'Say Anything' At 25: Nothing Bought, Sold Or Processed

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cameron Crowe's much-loved film turns 25 this week, and unlike a lot of high-school films of its day, it's aged surprisingly well.

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'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fargo, A Farewell, And Pop Culture Breadcrumbs

Friday, April 11, 2014

On this week's show, we chat about a very fine new TV offering, follow the trails of the things we love back to the things that came before, and wish one of our own well as he travels on.

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After The Horror Of War, What About Forgiveness?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The drama The Railway Man follows a former prisoner of war as he struggles with past pain, new love and an unexpected opportunity for confrontation.

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German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.

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Silence And 'Godzilla'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Perhaps aware that trailers have become wall-to-wall explosions and noise, the people behind the latest look at Godzilla rely heavily on sudden, creepy quiet.

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