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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

'Empire': A World Of Unbuttoned Shirts And Dishy Music Stories

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Fox's new drama about the family behind a music mega-company is pretty standard soapy television with some nice performances and a limited understanding of music.

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Small Batch: 'The Bachelor' Farms Iowa For Fresh Meat

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A short edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour takes a look — somehow both rueful and gleeful — at the opening episode of a new season of the silliest dating show we can't believe we watch.

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From Patton Oswalt, A Movie Memoir That's Best Outside The Theater

Monday, January 05, 2015

Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt recounts his movie addiction in the memoir Silver Screen Fiend, which finds its best stories away from the theater.

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Billy Joel, Popular Song, PBS, And Needing A Piano

Friday, January 02, 2015

A PBS concert special looking at the legacy of Billy Joel brings some great stuff, some less great stuff, and a chance to reflect.

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The Madly Uneven 'Downton Abbey' Turns Its Eye From Money To Sex

Friday, January 02, 2015

The fifth season of Downton Abbey continues some trends from past seasons — flawed pacing, especially. But its looks at the choices of women are intriguing.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: From Sixth And I, Quizzes And Questions

Friday, January 02, 2015

The second part of our December live show from the Sixth And I synagogue brings quizzes with some of our pals and questions from our audience.

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'The Apprentice' Is Dead, Please Stop 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Believe it or not, before The Celebrity Apprentice was a really terrible and boring show, The Apprentice was kind of a dishy, fun show. No, it was.

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In 'The Rosie Effect,' An Unusual Romantic Hero Perseveres

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Graeme Simsion's follow-up to 2013's The Rosie Project finds his unusual protagonist confronting parenthood.

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In 'Huckleberry Finn,' A History In Echoes

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Andrew Levy's searching book adds to, and comments on, the considerable scholarship surrounding an widely read and widely challenged American classic.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Into The Woods' And How To Make A Franchise

Friday, December 26, 2014

On this week's show, we invite film critic Bob Mondello for a chat about the new adaptation of Into The Woods, and we talk about why some films make for good franchises and others ... don't.

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50 Wonderful Things From 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Books, movies, television, things to read — we look back at 50 of the great things that entered our field of vision in 2014.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Top Five' And The Art Of The Mixtape

Friday, December 19, 2014

On this week's show: Chris Rock's Top Five, mix tapes and loved music, and what's making us happy this week.

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A Different 'Annie,' But Still A Good Kid

Friday, December 19, 2014

The new adaptation of Annie, starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx, isn't the same Annie some of us knew in childhood. But on her own terms, she's still a charmer.

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Sarah Koenig On Serial: 'I Think Something Went Wrong With This Case'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Serial, the hugely popular (and sometimes controversial) podcast spun off from This American Life, wraps up its first season today. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Serial creator Sarah Koenig.

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Yes, 'Serial' Is True Crime — And That's OK

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our continuing discussion of Serial turns to a consideration of the true crime genre, its tendency to reveal the oddities of human behavior, and what can be taken away from this series.

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Watts Going On: The Gaudy Excess Of 'The Great Christmas Light Fight'

Monday, December 15, 2014

If you've never seen hundreds of thousands of lights used to do things like animate wire-frame animals, you're going to love this bonkers piece of television.

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'Top Five': A Good, Not Great, Day In New York With Chris Rock

Friday, December 12, 2014

Chris Rock's new comedy is strong on industry satire, but gets a little watery with the romance.

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The Great 'Parks And Rec' Clip War Of 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

When critics are anticipating the end of a show they've liked a lot, strange things happen.

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Climate Sticking Point: Who Cuts And By How Much?

Friday, December 12, 2014

On the final day of the latest round of climate talks, rich and poor nations meeting in Lima, Peru, have yet to agree on the central issue of emissions targets.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From Sixth And I

Friday, December 12, 2014

Our live show brings us to some consideration of the year that's just ending and some of the firsts that we are sometimes at pains to recall.

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