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Linda Holmes

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In 'I Hate Christian Laettner,' ESPN Explores The Belly Of The Beast

Friday, March 13, 2015

Christian Laettner played basketball for Duke in the early '90s, and ESPN's excellent documentary series investigates the intriguing vehemence with which people ... well, hated him, and still do.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Cultural Anniversaries And Great Things For Kids

Friday, March 13, 2015

On this week's show, live from NPR HQ, we talk with Guy Raz about anniversaries and kid things, and we rattle off our favorite happy-making things.

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A Girl, A Shoe, A Prince: The Endlessly Evolving Cinderella

Friday, March 13, 2015

We take a stroll through just a little of the cultural history of Cinderella, the shoe-wearing, prince-finding, stepmother-vexing heroine who's been around for hundreds of years — at least.

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A Travel Show For Your Favorite Weird-Museum And Dance Enthusiast

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ovation's American Canvas has a lot of fun in San Francisco, starting with the art installation at Alcatraz.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: 'King Of The Nerds'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pop Culture Happy Hour regulars Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon talk about the TBS competition show King Of The Nerds.

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An Interview With A Regular Watch

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Our occasional series of in-depth interviews with inanimate objects continues as we talk to a regular watch about the threat of smart Watches.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Focus,' Con Men And Rock And Roll

Friday, March 06, 2015

On this week's show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.

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'American Crime': An Ambitious And Inventive Drama With Miles To Go

Thursday, March 05, 2015

It's hard to predict where the complex American Crime might be headed, but it's led by terrific performances and it's tearing into some interesting issues.

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'Mindy' And The Little Story That Just Might Work

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

There are certain stories that very few shows can tell without falling on their faces. The Mindy Project may be able to beat those lousy odds.

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Of Con Men And Dames: How Margot Robbie Gets Robbed In 'Focus'

Monday, March 02, 2015

Will Smith plays a con man in Focus, but unfortunately, the woman playing opposite him has depressingly little to do.

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'Downton' Wraps Another Season Of Marriage And (Sigh) Muuuuuurder!

Monday, March 02, 2015

The fifth season of Downton Abbey, like all of its seasons, certainly wasn't perfect and had way too much murder. On the whole, though: pretty good.

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Will Forte Is 'The Last Man On Earth'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

One man wanders the planet alone in the freshest, most enjoyable apocalypse comedy that has ever featured an inflatable pool full of booze.

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Small Batch Edition: 'The Sculptor' And Other Grand Graphic Novels

Friday, February 27, 2015

Glen Weldon and Petra Mayer talk about Scott McCloud's The Sculptor and recommend other graphic novels you might enjoy.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Parks And Rec' And 'Better Call Saul'

Friday, February 27, 2015

It's a week of good TV as we say farewell to Pawnee, Indiana and dive into the story of Breaking Bad's grimy defense attorney, who now has his own prequel.

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Parks & Recap: The Finale

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Parks & Recreation finished its run earlier this week with the series finale. Brian and NPR's Linda Holmes wrap up their recaps of the show. 

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Not Just Eating Bugs For Money! A Story Of 'Survivor' And Strategy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's the actual appeal of Survivor for people who have been watching it for almost 15 years, through what will soon be 30 seasons? Believe it or not: strategy.

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'Parks And Recreation' Sets Off Into The Future

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The finale of Parks And Recreation carried the people of Pawnee beyond the things they could have imagined when the show began.

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'Birdman' Wins Big On A Soggy Night At The Oscars

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday night's Oscars brought expected wins for actors like Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons, and big awards for the quirky showbiz satire Birdman.

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Watch The Oscars With Us

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Follow along as Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Bob Mondello and Glen Weldon live tweet the 87th Annual Academy Awards.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Oscars Omnibus 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

On this week's show, all eight Best Picture nominees, strong feelings from all concerned, and the rare feeling that a fistfight might be about to ensue.

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