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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Captain America' And The Pitiless March Of Time

Friday, April 04, 2014

On this week's show, Matt Thompson joins us for a chat about the new Captain America movie, whether the internet can be trusted with anyone's writing, and what's making us happy this week.

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David Letterman's Meticulously Unchoreographed Exit

Friday, April 04, 2014

When David Letterman announced his retirement Thursday, it came first not from a press release, but from the same kind of organic, weird, naturalistic charm that characterized the show.

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An Interview With A Hypothetical Super-Independent Athlete Baby

Thursday, April 03, 2014

We traveled into the imaginary future to find out what it might be like to talk to the kinds of babies that some sports commentators argue don't need their fathers to have parental leave.

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Captain America On The Potomac

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier puts Cap in charge of saving an America that's visually defined as, of all things, Washington, D.C.

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Oh, 'Mother': An Awful End To A Long Love Story

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

How I Met Your Mother ended a nine-season run on Monday night, and it managed to do just about everything wrong.

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10 Absolutely True Stories About Writing For Television Without Pity

Monday, March 31, 2014

The television recap site Television Without Pity is being shuttered on Friday. One longtime TWoP writer looks back.

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Essie Davis: On Playing A Sexually Liberated 'Superhero' Without Apology

Monday, March 31, 2014

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian TV series with a passionate American audience. Davis plays Phryne Fisher, a free-thinking, deeply independent private detective.

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Sex And The Greater 'Good Wife': Archie Panjabi On Keeping That Big Secret

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Archie Panjabi plays a crafty investigator on the TV show The Good Wife. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her character, and being a South Asian British woman in Hollywood.

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The Tyranny Of Release Dates, Part II: 'The Lunchbox'

Friday, March 28, 2014

The romantic comedy-drama The Lunchbox, starring Irrfan Khan, presents a challenging case when you consider what's the right moment to talk about a film.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Divergent,' Getting Personal, And Jesse Thorn

Friday, March 28, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about the new film Divergent, explore what makes us take our pop culture personally, and visit with the host of Bullseye, Jesse Thorn.

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'Tell Me Two Things Good': A Happiness Experiment

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What happens when you ask Twitter for two good things? Good food, family, sunshine, music, and neonatal kitten rescue.

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Not So 'Divergent': The Cookie-Cutter Nonconformist

Monday, March 24, 2014

Stories for kids about not fitting in are, perhaps ironically, old hat. And Divergent, much as it strains to appreciate difference, feels an awful lot like everything else.

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Ugh: 'Good Wife,' Bad Idea

Monday, March 24, 2014

CBS's The Good Wife has been an exemplary piece of entertaining and satisfying television. Sunday night, it went into a ditch.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Authenticity Business And A Colorful Quiz

Friday, March 21, 2014

On this week's show, we use the presidential Between Two Ferns as a hook to discuss the importance of authenticity — and the selling of it. Plus, a devilish, super-challenging quiz.

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Would You Order The Grande Soy Oprah?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Starbucks is partnering with Oprah Winfrey to sell a new tea called, seriously, the "Oprah Chai." But could you live with yourself if you ordered it?

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'Mad Men' Reveals: In The New Season, People Will Wear Things

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What can you tell from the incredibly stylish new teaser for the upcoming season of Mad Men? Well, you can tell it's not set in the 1800s on the prairie. More than that is speculation.

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'Veronica Mars' And The Bad Caterpillar Theory

Monday, March 17, 2014

The new Veronica Mars movie is unsatisfying in part because it continues a juvenile approach to a love story that's no longer about adolescence.

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Step Right Up: 20 Very Silly Inventions Actually Pitched On 'Shark Tank'

Friday, March 14, 2014

Shark Tank is a very popular Friday-night show where inventors present their "great ideas" and try to get loud rich people to invest. We look at some of the silliest products in the show's history.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Naked And The Nerds

Friday, March 14, 2014

On this week's show, we lay bare (PUN!) (BAD PUN!) the issue of nudity and use Pi Day as an entry point to talk nerd holidays and other celebrations of popular culture.

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A Peek At The New Season Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Netflix has released three images from the upcoming second season of the much-discussed series; let the speculating BEGIN!

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