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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'Twin Peaks' Returns

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon take a few minutes to discuss the resurrection of the David Lynch cult television series Twin Peaks.

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Cameron Esposito And The Comedy Of Confidence

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

In a new comedy album, Cameron Esposito covers strip clubs, her attraction to "women in crisis," her awkward youth, and her bone-deep comfort in her own skin.

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'The Flash' Winks At History And Keeps Its Superhero Tone Light

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The CW's remake of The Flash has an affection view of super-history, resting comfortably among the many version of many heroes already born.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'House Hunters International'

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes sit down for a little chat about flats in Paris, bad jokes, and wanting to live abroad but still be at home.

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Please Don't Judge John Mulaney By 'Mulaney'

Friday, October 03, 2014

John Mulaney is an exceptional, intelligent stand-up comedian. His new show on Fox is unfortunately not a good way to encounter his work at all.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Denzel Washington And 'Gilligan's Island'

Friday, October 03, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about how The Equalizer fits into the arc of Denzel Washington's long and full career, and we consider absurdist sitcoms as Gilligan's Island turns 50.

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The Overworked 'Bad Judge' Still Doesn't Work

Thursday, October 02, 2014

They've done quite an overhaul on the Kate Walsh vehicle Bad Judge, but it's still not hanging together.

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'A To Z': Not A Great Romantic Comedy Yet, But Give It A Letter Or Two

Thursday, October 02, 2014

NBC's romantic comedy about a boy named Andrew and a girl named Zelda is too cute by a lot, but it's got the bones of a charming little piece of work.

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Adam Sandler Signs Up With Netflix For 4 New Movies

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Adam Sandler and Netflix are doing four original movies together — perhaps because you can't build a network on prestigious, binge-watchable television series alone.

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'Stalker' And Saying No To Second Chances

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CBS's new drama Stalker might one day rise above its violent, exploitative, unpleasant pilot, but with such a competitive landscape in television, why wait around?

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The Strange, Split 'Selfie' Pilot

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ABC's new comedy Selfie doesn't have a good pilot. It has half of a decent pilot, however, and it has intriguing signs that inside of it, trapped under the dumb parts, there might be a good show.

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'Gone Girl,' Take Two: The Very, Very Spoiled Edition

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

If you've already read Gone Girl, or if you don't mind swimming in a sea of spoilers, we've got a few thoughts that require giving up some of the book's bigger secrets.

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'Gone Girl': A Missing Wife And A Cloud Of Suspicion

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Director David Fincher's excellent adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl relies on stellar performances and ultimately on a diabolically twisting narrative structure.

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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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