Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

The State Of The Tiara: Whatever Happened To Miss America?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Miss America has seen declining ratings and a certain drain on her cultural cachet. What ever happened to the sparkle?


'30 Rock' Returns From Hiatus As NBC Juggles Its Thursday Comedies

Thursday, January 12, 2012

NBC's Thursday comedy lineup returns tonight, with an old favorite back after a hiatus and another old friend missing for the time being.


Callin' Oates: The Hotline You Don't Need (But Might Call Anyway)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Is it pure whimsy that makes something like "Callin' Oates" appealing?

If you pick up your phone and call 719-26-OATES — at least as of this writing — you'll get a computerized woman's voice telling you what numbers to press to hear one of four Hall & Oates songs.

The ...


The Golden Globe Nominations: Still Crazy After All These Years

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's never a surprise that the Golden Globe nominations often seem as earnestly devoted to tippling as the Golden Globe ceremony itself. The surprises come from seeing which peculiar left turns the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is taking this year.

This year's nominations, which were announced this morning (the full ...


So The Mythbusters Punched A Hole In A House With A Cannonball. Now What?

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Mythbusters has tried out a lot of things in the last few years, but trying a cannonball fired through a residential neighborhood? That was an accident.

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Performances: Michelle Williams Teases Out The Lie Of 'My Week With Marilyn'

Monday, November 28, 2011

As we head into the heaviest-duty part of Oscar bait season, we're going to look at some of the performances that are getting a lot of attention this year. We begin with Michelle Williams in the Marilyn Monroe tale My Week With Marilyn.

Michelle Williams' performance in My Week With ...


Fulfillment And Inventory Choice: Two Ways Of Looking At Adam Sandler In Drag

Monday, November 14, 2011

We consider the disconnect between critics and audiences and the two models that often divide them.


'All-American Muslim': A Look At Five Very Different Families

Sunday, November 13, 2011

There was a time before Jersey Shore, before Toddlers & Tiaras, before Dance Moms, when it seemed like unscripted television might be used for good. It goes all the way back to the time when the Louds were profiled on PBS's An American Family, but more recently when Pedro Zamora ...


Crack! Smack! Conk!: Do Home Runs Make Boring Baseball?

Monday, October 17, 2011

We revisit an age-old question: Do home runs — like the six in last night's playoff game — make baseball boring?


New Girl Scout Badges Offer Different Choices To Smart Cookies

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Girl Scouts of the USA have updated their badges.


It's Apple Announcement Day, And We're Watching

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Apple is expected to unveil a new phone — or maybe a couple of them — today. We're standing by, but while we wait, what are your deepest feelings about your phone, to the degree that you would deign to have any?