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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

The Tyranny Of Release Dates, Part II: 'The Lunchbox'

Friday, March 28, 2014

The romantic comedy-drama The Lunchbox, starring Irrfan Khan, presents a challenging case when you consider what's the right moment to talk about a film.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Divergent,' Getting Personal, And Jesse Thorn

Friday, March 28, 2014

On this week's show, we talk about the new film Divergent, explore what makes us take our pop culture personally, and visit with the host of Bullseye, Jesse Thorn.

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'Tell Me Two Things Good': A Happiness Experiment

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What happens when you ask Twitter for two good things? Good food, family, sunshine, music, and neonatal kitten rescue.

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Not So 'Divergent': The Cookie-Cutter Nonconformist

Monday, March 24, 2014

Stories for kids about not fitting in are, perhaps ironically, old hat. And Divergent, much as it strains to appreciate difference, feels an awful lot like everything else.

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Ugh: 'Good Wife,' Bad Idea

Monday, March 24, 2014

CBS's The Good Wife has been an exemplary piece of entertaining and satisfying television. Sunday night, it went into a ditch.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Authenticity Business And A Colorful Quiz

Friday, March 21, 2014

On this week's show, we use the presidential Between Two Ferns as a hook to discuss the importance of authenticity — and the selling of it. Plus, a devilish, super-challenging quiz.

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Would You Order The Grande Soy Oprah?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Starbucks is partnering with Oprah Winfrey to sell a new tea called, seriously, the "Oprah Chai." But could you live with yourself if you ordered it?

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'Mad Men' Reveals: In The New Season, People Will Wear Things

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What can you tell from the incredibly stylish new teaser for the upcoming season of Mad Men? Well, you can tell it's not set in the 1800s on the prairie. More than that is speculation.

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'Veronica Mars' And The Bad Caterpillar Theory

Monday, March 17, 2014

The new Veronica Mars movie is unsatisfying in part because it continues a juvenile approach to a love story that's no longer about adolescence.

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Step Right Up: 20 Very Silly Inventions Actually Pitched On 'Shark Tank'

Friday, March 14, 2014

Shark Tank is a very popular Friday-night show where inventors present their "great ideas" and try to get loud rich people to invest. We look at some of the silliest products in the show's history.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Naked And The Nerds

Friday, March 14, 2014

On this week's show, we lay bare (PUN!) (BAD PUN!) the issue of nudity and use Pi Day as an entry point to talk nerd holidays and other celebrations of popular culture.

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A Peek At The New Season Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Netflix has released three images from the upcoming second season of the much-discussed series; let the speculating BEGIN!

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Hal Douglas, The Voice Of Many, Many Movie Trailers, Dies At 89

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Douglas was the voice of, among other things, the trailers of Con Air, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, and Lethal Weapon.

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Every Reality Show Is A True Story, And Other 'Bachelor' Lessons

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday night's Bachelor finale was a con, a standoff, an awkward date, a meltdown, and a reminder that behind every fake televised story is a real tale of show business.

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Part Beauty, Part Hooey: That's A Wrap On 'True Detective'

Monday, March 10, 2014

The HBO drama wrapped up its eight-episode season Sunday night much as it began: as an intriguing mix of a passionately realized aesthetic and a disappointing mystery.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Oscars, 'Drag Race' And Shut-Ins Edition

Friday, March 07, 2014

On this week's show, we dispense with the Oscars, dig deep into RuPaul's Drag Race, and offer some suggestions for when you're stuck on the couch for a while.

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A First Look At Quvenzhané Wallis In The New 'Annie'

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis plays the singing and dancing moppet opposite Jamie Foxx in a new version of Annie. In the trailer, she assures us that the sun will still come out tomorrow.

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David Cameron Calls, And The Internet Answers

Thursday, March 06, 2014

When something scary happens, sometimes the only thing people know what to do is make jokes. Yesterday, they got a little help from Patrick Stewart.

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Yes, I Added A Pageant Coach To My Dream Team Of TV Advisers

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

If you watch enough reality television — too much, really — you might begin to assemble imaginary consulting panels. One recent addition to the roster is an unusual pageant coach.

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Oh, Donna: On Loving One Of Television's Great Women

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

We set aside a moment to recognize the greatness of Donna Meagle, the most Mercedes-loving employee of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department.

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