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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Not-stalgia: Why I Don't Miss 'Seinfeld'

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Super Bowl ad wars included a salute to one of the most popular sitcoms of the '90s. But it's time to come clean.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman And The Blessings Of Friction

Monday, February 03, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday, after a career in which he stepped back from both likeability and villainy to explore a different kind of connection with audiences.

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Yes, Jesse Eisenberg Should Absolutely Play Lex Luthor

Friday, January 31, 2014

Don't dismiss the idea of Jesse Eisenberg being a great Luthor — he's played a pretty impressive megalomaniac before.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Grammys Postmortem And Reality TV In Middle Age

Friday, January 31, 2014

On this week's show, we dive into the Grammy Awards, including the performances, the winners and losers, and the very complicated conversations about cultural spaces that followed.

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I Like Big Trucks And I Cannot Lie: Cars, Trucks, And The Lady Brain

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A recent survey says women like men who drive pickup trucks. We dig deeper. (Well, of course we do.)

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A Story About A Little-Known Song In A Little-Known Movie That Got A Big Oscar Nod

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Academy rescinded a nomination for Best Original Song. Why? An Academy music executive, who wrote the song, was a bit too enthusiastic about campaigning for it.

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Pete Seeger And The Public Choir

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger was an activist for many causes, but among them was a passionate belief in the importance and value of public singing.

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Pharrell Williams And The Power Hat

Monday, January 27, 2014

What does it mean when you wear a really unusual hat to the Grammy Awards? Well, a lot, actually.

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Watch The Grammy Awards With Us

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson get together for the umpteenth time (well, sixth time) to provide live commentary on the Grammy Awards.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Oscar Nominees And 'Looking'

Friday, January 24, 2014

On this week's show, we consider what the Oscar nominations left out and why it might have happened, and we chat about the think-piece-inspiring HBO show Looking.

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You Can Now Send Someone You Temporarily Like A 'Bachelor' Bouquet

Friday, January 17, 2014

Someone wants to sell you a bouquet of flowers inspired by the least romantic thing on TV.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Golden Globes And Eagle Eyes

Friday, January 17, 2014

On this week's show, we chat about the Golden Globes, both as a ceremony and as a marker of quality (...maybe). We identify some of our cultural anti-blind-spots, and run down what's making us happy this week.

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Complicating The Tonya And Nancy Narratives, 20 Years Later

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A new ESPN documentary suggests that both the original narrative about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan and the counternarrative that sprang up later are entirely too simplistic.

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'Gravity,' 'American Hustle' And '12 Years A Slave' Lead The Oscar Nominations

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Gravity and American Hustle led the Oscar nominations with 10 apiece, but it's tough to pick any winners from a lot of crowded fields.

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'Idol' Takes A Hugely Unexpected Step Toward Being Much Less Terrible

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Just when we all thought it was safe to leave Idol behind forever, it comes back with a season premiere that's far more good-natured and appealing than it's been in years.

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Chris Christie And Pulling The Red Handle

Monday, January 13, 2014

Every time Chris Christie is in the news, we wind up hearing the same jokes. Maybe we could get some new ones.

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The Golden Globes Share The Wealth, Such As It Is

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Golden Globes are ridiculous, always. And Sunday night was no exception. Still, there's something about the goofball charm of this often tipsy ceremony that's easier to take than some parts of awards season.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: In One Year And Out The Other

Friday, January 10, 2014

On this week's show, we look ahead to 2014 and make our resolutions and predictions. That goes pretty well! We also look back at how our resolutions and predictions for 2013 turned out. That goes ... a little less well.

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'Saturday Night Live' Takes A Very Important First Step

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The hiring of the fifth black woman to join the cast of Saturday Night Live in its 38-year history is a fine first step, but it's the follow-up that's going to count.

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The Unreal 'Her'

Monday, January 06, 2014

The reality and unreality of women takes center stage in the Spike Jonze film about love, technology, and whether feelings of love are the same thing as love itself.

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