Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

The Individualism And Fist-Pumping Of George Michael's 'Freedom '90'

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In the wake of the death of George Michael, we take a moment to appreciate "Freedom '90," not his biggest hit, but an irresistible mix of independence and vulnerability.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 2016 Favorites And Unfinished Business

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sam Sanders joins the PCHH roundtable for a conversation about some of our favorite writing, television and movies of the year.


Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Podcast Episodes Of 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Need some podcasts to listen to on your way home for the holidays? We recommend 19 specific episodes of (non-NPR) shows that dropped in 2016.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Rogue One' And 'La La Land'

Friday, December 16, 2016

It's a big week for movies, with the latest hotly anticipated Star Wars entry and a splashy musical starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, and a lamppost.


If TV Has It, Alan Thicke Probably Did It

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

We remember Alan Thicke, who died this week after a long career as an actor, writer, host and creator of earworm theme songs you may well know by heart.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'This Is Us' And 'Speechless'

Friday, December 09, 2016

Two All Things Considered hosts, Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish, join the table for conversations about the new fall family shows This Is Us and Speechless.


Small Batch: 'Younger'

Thursday, December 08, 2016

We take a moment to chat with KQED pop culture writer Emmanuel Hapsis about the TV Land series Younger, which just closed its third season.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gilmore Girls' And 'Moana'

Friday, December 02, 2016

On this week's show, we return to Stars Hollow and travel to Disney's latest gorgeous world with Daisy Rosario and super-librarian Margaret H. Willison.


'Moonlight' Scored At The Gotham Awards, Which Is Why We Have Awards

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The ability of an initially low-profile film like Moonlight to soar at the Gotham Awards is one of the times when awards prove they don't have to just be cynical back-patting exercises.


'Gilmore Girls' Returns On Netflix, Just In Time For A Holiday Binge

Friday, November 25, 2016

Gilmore Girls was a much-loved series that returns to the small screen after almost a decade. Most of the cast is returning, including the show's creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino. Fans are ecstatic.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From Los Angeles With Kumail Nanjiani

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This week's show was taped during our west coast tour, and it gives us a chance to talk about romantic comedies with actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Arrival' And Pop Culture Mood-Boosters

Friday, November 18, 2016

On this week's show, we talk about one of our favorite movies in a while and we offer some music and other stuff that can give you a boost when you need one.


What We Can Know And What We Can Change: The Optimism Of 'Arrival'

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Arrival is, like many of our most beloved stories, deeply committed to the idea that knowledge and understanding are the paths to follow.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Halloween With Mallory Ortberg And Audie Cornish

Friday, October 28, 2016

We bring you two Halloween-themed segments from our west coast tour: Mallory Ortberg joins us for a Halloween candy debate, and Audie Cornish sits down for our super-difficult Halloween quiz.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Lupita Nyong'o, 'TV: The Book,' 'Take My Wife'

Friday, October 14, 2016

This week in a special episode, we're featuring three conversations with interesting folks from movies, television, and books (about television).


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fall Movie And TV Preview

Friday, October 07, 2016

Bob Mondello joins us for a look at the fall films from the Toronto International Film Festival, and we jump into our annual fall television pool.


TIFF Diary, Day 6: 'Strange Weather,' 'Manchester By The Sea' And 'Abacus'

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On her penultimate day at the Toronto International Film Festival, Linda Holmes reviews three films about family and various forms of loss.


'Son Of Zorn,' 'The Last Man On Earth' And Ditching Sitcom Normalcy

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Both the new Fox comedy Son of Zorn and the returning The Last Man on Earth buck conventional sitcom tropes to build worlds where the humor is broader and the concepts higher.


TIFF Diary, Day 5: 'The Promise,' 'La La Land' And 'Jackie'

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

On Day 5 of the Toronto International Film Festival, Linda Holmes reviews a romance set amid the Armenian genocide, a musical about Hollywood, and a Jackie Kennedy biopic.


TIFF Diary, Day 4: 'Lion,' 'A United Kingdom,' 'I Am Not Your Negro,' And More

Monday, September 12, 2016

On her fourth day at the Toronto International Film Festival, Linda Holmes saw five movies. Pour out some maple syrup for her. (Also reviewed: Boundaries, Just Not Married)