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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Mike Nichols: Remembering The Ellipses After The Story Ends

Thursday, November 20, 2014

We consider the work of writer-director-performer Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday.

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What Happens When You Make A Podcast About Podcasts About A Podcast?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The new podcast Serial is grabby enough that two big culture outlets have their own podcasts about it. Gene Demby and I sit down to talk about that.

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'Grape Salad' Is Not Minnesotan, And Other Lessons In Cultural Mapmaking

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A New York Times project claims that Minnesota is best defined by heated-up grapes and sour cream. C'mon, now, guys — give us a break.

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'MasterChef Junior': The Secret Ingredients Are Moppets And Empathy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The cooking-kids show MasterChef Junior somehow combines high energy, endearing kids with really skilled cooking. The result is a very different kind of competition show.

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A Painful Hollywood Portrait Makes For Great TV On 'The Comeback'

Monday, November 17, 2014

We chat about the return of the terrific if little-seen Lisa Kudrow show The Comeback, which has resurfaced on HBO for a new season after almost 10 years.

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'Dumb And Dumber To' A Surprise Hit At The Box Office

Monday, November 17, 2014

This weekend's box office winner was Dumb And Dumber To, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in a sequel to their 1994 hit. NPR pop culture blogger Linda Holmes says laziness isn't the only thing that brings old properties back to life.

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'State Of Affairs': Television From The Precise Middle Of The Barrel

Monday, November 17, 2014

The new spy/political drama starring Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard isn't good, but it isn't bad either. That's a problem in television's very competitive landscape.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Revived Properties And Cultural Dichotomies

Friday, November 14, 2014

On this week's show, we wonder whether it's ever too late to revisit the past and we dive into some divides that cut deep.

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A Great Director — Who's Also A Woman — Might Direct 'Wonder Woman'

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones veteran Michelle MacLaren is reportedly a strong candidate to direct the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.

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'New Girl' And The Optics Of Breast Whispering

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday night's New Girl took Schmidt's obsession with Cece to a weird place. Well, a weirder place. We wonder: was it too weird?

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Don't Leave Me Hanging: On Difference, High-Fives, And Podcasts

Monday, November 10, 2014

A fresh episode of a popular podcast breathes in a little new air and provokes some thought about who's heard and not heard, and who's listening.

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About The Time Shonda Rhimes Gave Me A Christmas Cat Intervention

Monday, November 10, 2014

'Tis the season for Hallmark movies, and sometimes nothing is quite as good for emptying the brain. Until you get called out on Twitter.

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Hits A Home Run With The Stupendous Andre Braugher

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday night's Brooklyn Nine-Nine gave star Andre Braugher a moment of pure comedic joy-genius.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Interstellar' And Other Space Movies

Friday, November 07, 2014

On this week's show, we jump in with Christopher Nolan's new space super-adventure, take on space in general, and talk about what's making us happy this week.

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Documents, Not Institutions: On 'Benched' And Not Sweating The Future

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A solid new USA comedy serves as a reminder that it's important to support the things you like, whether they're odds-on blockbuster favorites or not.

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What Is An Ending? 'Serial' And The Ongoing Story Of Wanting Too Much

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A new and very popular podcast reporting over a period of weeks on a single crime story poses interesting questions about both telling true stories and writing fiction.

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The Luxury Of Solitude

Monday, November 03, 2014

Road trips are a good time to remember that cultural mistrust of solitude can mask its profound benefits.

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On Vacation, See You Soon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just a brief administrative note to say we'll be back soon.

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Halloween-Thanksgiving-Hanukkah-Christmas-New-Year Buying Begins

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Transparent' And Pop Culture Debuts

Friday, October 17, 2014

On this week's show, NPR's Ari Shapiro joins us to chat about the Amazon show Transparent and about lots of different pop culture debuts.

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