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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

25 Humble Suggestions For 'The Equalizer' Brand Extensions

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sure, you've seen The Equalizer. But what about The Weakqualizer?

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fall Books And Great Detectives

Friday, September 26, 2014

On this week's show, we dive into some of the fall books we're looking forward to and revel in a chat about detective stories.

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The Importance Of What's Close: Beauty And Being Careful

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A few recent stories that have mishandled cultural history are a good reminder that the familiarity of a subject doesn't reduce its importance.

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Bill Simmons' NFL Talk Gets Him Three Weeks On The Sidelines

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Earlier this week on his podcast, ESPN's Bill Simmons called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a "liar" and dared the network to come after him for it. And then it did.

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Making The Case 'Against Football'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Steve Almond's new book is a powerful polemic laying out the reasons he, a longtime passionate football fan, is giving up the sport.

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'Black-ish' And The Color Of Money

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The new comedy Black-ish not only addresses itself to race in a way not many sitcoms do, but does the same with socioeconomic class.

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Look Out Look Out Look Out: The Dark YA Fiction Of The Shangri-Las

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We take a moment to consider some boot-wearing masters of the teen tragedy genre.

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The Keepers And Sleepers Of Fall TV, From Romances To Murder

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We look at a few of the fall shows that might be worth checking out, or at least worth checking on later.

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The Only One: A Talk With Shonda Rhimes

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Friday night, Shonda Rhimes spoke about her hugely successful television career, her love of the National Spelling Bee, and the New York Times article that called her an "angry black woman."

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'This Is Where I Leave You' Makes A Family Story Too Ordinary

Friday, September 19, 2014

The new comedy-drama brings four siblings — and one strong cast — together to mourn, but it rarely manages to rise above the ordinary, with one exception.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Fall Films Preview And Betting On New Television

Friday, September 19, 2014

On this week's show, we look back on the Toronto International Film Festival, then ahead to the fall season of new television.

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'Red Band Society': The Gooey Teen Drama Every Generation Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fox's new pediatric-hospital show Red Band Society may not be a great show, but it's a show that feeds a longstanding hunger for adolescent drama in a reasonably satisfying way.

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'Mindy' And 'New Girl' Navigate Their Worlds Of Crazy Love

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fox brings two comedies back Tuesday night that are traversing the tricky matter of central romantic plots in different ways.

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More Sparkles! More Fake Tans! More Dancing And Stars, Kind Of!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Every year, the cast of Dancing With The Stars tells us something about ourselves. Usually, what it tells us is, "Remember that guy?"

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Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always

Monday, September 15, 2014

There's nothing new about the feeling that the culture is in constant decline or the ease of exploiting that feeling — just ask the fictional protagonist of a classic American musical.

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Toronto, Day 6: Jennifer Aniston, Jon Stewart And Earnestness

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jon Stewart's Rosewater is the highest-profile project we saw on our sixth day in Toronto.

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Toronto, Day 5: A Different Steve Carell And The Sad Tale Of Alan Turing

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Fine performances in films based on real events lead our coverage of our fifth day at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Oscar Buzz Builds At Toronto Film Fest

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film festival in North America, is in full swing. Movie critic Bob Mondello and Monkey See blogger Linda Holmes talk about some of the highlights so far.

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Toronto, Day 4: Pop Stars, Chess Prodigies And Battling Science

Monday, September 08, 2014

A fine romance, a period chess drama and a disturbing documentary mark a Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Toronto, Day 3: Reitman, Costner, Kendrick, Race, Gender And Euthanasia

Sunday, September 07, 2014

A very full Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival brought new films from major stars, an impressive musical, and a very bad film about racial politics.

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