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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

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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With Few Stages Left To Conquer, Neil Patrick Harris Goes To The Oscars

Thursday, October 16, 2014

It seems like Neil Patrick Harris has always hosted everything, but in fact, his February 2015 outing hosting the Oscars will be his first time in that particular job.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: A Report From New York Comic-Con

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pop Culture Happy Hour pal Petra Mayer just got back from New York Comic-Con, so we got her to update us briefly on Gillian Anderson, fandom and very big crowds.

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HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.

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'Marry Me' Throws Plenty Of Jokes (And Its Lead Actress) At The Wall

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NBC's new romantic comedy Marry Me may wind up joining a frustrating group of shows that struggle to survive on broadcast, where appealing to everyone is key.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Gone Girl' And What Pop Culture Can Teach

Friday, October 10, 2014

On this week's show, we get around to a discussion (as unspoiled as practical) of the film adaptation of Gone Girl, and we talk about what we've learned from movies, books, and television.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'Twin Peaks' Returns

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon take a few minutes to discuss the resurrection of the David Lynch cult television series Twin Peaks.

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Cameron Esposito And The Comedy Of Confidence

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

In a new comedy album, Cameron Esposito covers strip clubs, her attraction to "women in crisis," her awkward youth, and her bone-deep comfort in her own skin.

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'The Flash' Winks At History And Keeps Its Superhero Tone Light

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The CW's remake of The Flash has an affection view of super-history, resting comfortably among the many version of many heroes already born.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'House Hunters International'

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes sit down for a little chat about flats in Paris, bad jokes, and wanting to live abroad but still be at home.

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Please Don't Judge John Mulaney By 'Mulaney'

Friday, October 03, 2014

John Mulaney is an exceptional, intelligent stand-up comedian. His new show on Fox is unfortunately not a good way to encounter his work at all.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Denzel Washington And 'Gilligan's Island'

Friday, October 03, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about how The Equalizer fits into the arc of Denzel Washington's long and full career, and we consider absurdist sitcoms as Gilligan's Island turns 50.

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The Overworked 'Bad Judge' Still Doesn't Work

Thursday, October 02, 2014

They've done quite an overhaul on the Kate Walsh vehicle Bad Judge, but it's still not hanging together.

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'A To Z': Not A Great Romantic Comedy Yet, But Give It A Letter Or Two

Thursday, October 02, 2014

NBC's romantic comedy about a boy named Andrew and a girl named Zelda is too cute by a lot, but it's got the bones of a charming little piece of work.

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Adam Sandler Signs Up With Netflix For 4 New Movies

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Adam Sandler and Netflix are doing four original movies together — perhaps because you can't build a network on prestigious, binge-watchable television series alone.

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