Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

'O.J.: Made In America' Is About America, Not O.J.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The five-part, 7 1/2-hour documentary series O.J.: Made in America presents an expansive, meticulously constructed examination of the O.J. Simpson trial as an enduring, vexing cultural milestone.


Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: Slate's Black Film Canon

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

We talk to Slate's Aisha Harris, the co-author of the publication's Black Film Canon. She tells us some of her favorites on the list, why make a canon at all, and including genre films with high art.


'Angie Tribeca,' Comedy Backscratcher, Returns For New Adventures

Monday, June 06, 2016

The TBS slapstick cop comedy is back for a second season, and it's just as ridiculous and fast-paced as it's been all along.


How John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' Is Using Stunts To Tell Stories

Monday, June 06, 2016

HBO's Last Week Tonight ended with a surprising display of how, as they put it, "any idiot" can buy and sell other people's debts.


'UnREAL' Returns With Three Little Words And No Apologies

Monday, June 06, 2016

Lifetime's UnREAL brings its fictional reality-show producers back for another season of take-no-prisoners television.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'X-Men' And Supervillains

Friday, June 03, 2016

This week's show takes us back to a franchise we've neglected and into the heart of villainy. And as always, we tell you what's making us happy this week.


'Maya And Marty': NBC Tries A Lukewarm Summer 'SNL' In Prime Time

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

What could have been a true variety show collapsed into a halfhearted version of late-night comedy where the bright spots only accentuated the weak ones.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live At The Vulture Festival

Friday, May 27, 2016

Audie Cornish joins us this week for a chat about the things we pick over endlessly and the sometimes unsatisfying intersection of politics and pop culture.


'The Dreaded Schwa' And Other Reasons To Love The Bee

Thursday, May 26, 2016

One of our favorite events is on again: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. From the tense smart kids to the cheering adults, it's all pretty great.


Parade Of Goofballs 2016: Can JoJo Find A Prince In A Haystack?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's that time again. A fresh bachelorette has to make her way through 26 men, hoping to find a good one, and we have some thoughts.


From 'Apprentice' To 'MacGyver,' TV Raids Old Shows To Excite Advertisers

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The TV networks recently tried to sell their new shows to advertisers at the 2016 upfronts. But most of the shows being sold are things you've already seen.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Movie Stars And Eurovision

Friday, May 20, 2016

We do spend some time with movie stars this week, but let's face it: You're all here to talk about the Eurovision Song Contest.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Captain America' And The Russo Brothers

Friday, May 13, 2016

We're going all-Cap for this episode, in which a panel discussion about Captain America: Civil War is followed by an excerpt from Linda Holmes' talk with the film's directors.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Comics, More Comics, Free Comics And Keanu

Friday, May 06, 2016

This week's show takes us on a tour of what's on offer for Free Comic Book Day and also finds us watching Key & Peele's kitten-driven action comedy.


Captain America, Aaron Burr, And The Politics Of Killing Your Friends

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Captain America: Civil War drops some of the politics of the comics on which it's based, but it tells a different, equally current political story.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Silicon Valley' And 'Bob's Burgers'

Friday, April 29, 2016

This week, the roundtable discusses the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and Stephen Thompson sits down with Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard.


Kelly Ripa Comes Back To 'Live'

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kelly Ripa returned to Live with Michael and Kelly on Tuesday morning following a tumultuous week in the wake of the announcement of Michael Strahan's departure.


Tribeca Notebook: An Uncommon Baseball Movie

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Phenom follows a major league pitcher who finds himself suddenly unable to pitch and troubled by his history with his abusive father, played by Ethan Hawke.


Tribeca Notebook: The Oddball's Journey

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rachel Tunnard's first feature, Adult Life Skills, finds ways to expand on the familiar formula of the frustrated, frustrating misfit trying to grow up.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Mindy Project' And Romantic Comedies

Friday, April 15, 2016

This week's show brings in Audie Cornish and Margaret Willison to talk about Mindy Kaling's just-returning OB/GYN comedy and about the state and ways of romantic comedy in general.