Linda Holmes http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 'Say Anything,' Still Full Of Guileless Affection http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/say-anything-still-full-guileless-affection Transcript <p>WADE GOODWYN, HOST: <p>Twenty-five years ago, Lloyd Dobler raised a boombox over his head and changed the world of movie boyfriends forever.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "IN YOUR EYES")<p>PETER GABRIEL: (Singing) All my instincts, they return...<p>GOODWYN: Linda Holmes, of our pop culture blog "Monkey See," was a teenager when she first saw the film "Say Anything..." She says all these years later, she has a new appreciation of it.<p>LINDA HOLMES, BYLINE: Lloyd Dobler is played by John Cusack. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 35442 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stages Of Winter Rage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stages-winter-rage [The following is a purely speculative, hypothetical story of winter. It corresponds to no actual meteorological data.]<strong> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:34:54 +0000 Linda Holmes 34128 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stages Of Winter Rage Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/defining-masculinity-down-mans-man-game Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year out of Missouri, talked about being gay <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/sports/michael-sam-college-football-star-says-he-is-gay-ahead-of-nfl-draft.html?hp&_r=0" target="_blank">in an interview</a> with <em>The New York Times</em> that ran Sunday, although his college coaches and teammates already knew. Sam was expected to be a solid NFL draft pick in May, making this a particularly intriguing time for him to come out. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:34:28 +0000 Linda Holmes 33586 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men A Toronto Film Chat, From Two Jake Gyllenhaals To Three Daniel Radcliffes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/toronto-film-chat-two-jake-gyllenhaals-three-daniel-radcliffes Bob Mondello and I took a break from our time at the Toronto International Film Festival today for a chat withAll Things Consideredand host Audie Cornish. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:31:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 29761 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Toronto Film Chat, From Two Jake Gyllenhaals To Three Daniel Radcliffes Comikaze: Not Just The Other Comic Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/comikaze-not-just-other-comic-convention You may be familiar with the San Diego Comic-Con, a constantly expanding convention for fans that started as a niche event for comic-book nerds and is now a sprawling pop-culture event.<p>You may not be familiar with Comikaze. The brainchild of Regina Carpinelli, a fan who was unhappy with the cost, ticket scarcity, and changing focus of Comic-Con, Comikaze is a smaller festival that costs $30 for the weekend, rather than Comic-Con's $150 four-day passes. Tue, 28 May 2013 21:15:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 26825 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Comikaze: Not Just The Other Comic Convention Coastal Snobbery, 'The Masses,' And Respecting The Lowest Common Denominator http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/coastal-snobbery-masses-and-respecting-lowest-common-denominator There are three phrases that are almost always bad news for a piece of cultural writing.<p>They are:<p>1. "The masses."<p>2. "Middle America."<p>3. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:24:14 +0000 Linda Holmes 8863 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Coastal Snobbery, 'The Masses,' And Respecting The Lowest Common Denominator Oscar Nominees Announced: 'Lincoln' Leads With 12 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/oscar-nominees-announced-lincoln-leads-12 Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And this morning here in Los Angeles the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced. The movie with the most nominations: Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," with 12 nods.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "LINCOLN")<p>DANIEL DAY-LEWIS: (as Lincoln) Euclid's first common notion is this: Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other. That's a rule of mathematical reasoning. It's true because it works.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "LIFE OF PI")<p>SURAJ SHARMA: (as Pi) My name is Pi Patel. I have been in a shipwreck. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:11:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 8220 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The 'Calm Act' Will Quiet Down Commercials, So What Should Congress Do Next? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/calm-act-will-quiet-down-commercials-so-what-should-congress-do-next COME RIGHT DOWN RIGHT NOW BUY SOME FURNITURE EVERYTHING MUST GO WE ARE LIQUIDATING MERCHANDISE FOR THE THIRD TIME SINCE LAST FEBRUARY AND THIS TIME WE REALLY MEAN IT WE ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS ANY REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE ACCEPTED OR MY NAME ISN'T CRAZYPANTS MCGILLICUDDY.*<p>If this is what television commercials sound like to you, Congress has you covered. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:51:10 +0000 Linda Holmes 7329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The 'Calm Act' Will Quiet Down Commercials, So What Should Congress Do Next? PBS Remixes 'Reading Rainbow,' Delights Map And Book Nerds Everywhere http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pbs-remixes-reading-rainbow-delights-map-and-book-nerds-everywhere <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FD1K8OvVCs</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:07:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 7017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org PBS Remixes 'Reading Rainbow,' Delights Map And Book Nerds Everywhere Neil deGrasse Tyson Helps His New 'Bud' Superman Get A Glimpse Of Home http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/neil-degrasse-tyson-helps-his-new-bud-superman-get-glimpse-home On Monday's <em>Morning Edition</em>, Hayden Planetarium director and pop-culture go-to science guy Neil deGrasse Tyson tells NPR's David Greene the story of how he came to lend a hand to Superman.<p>DC Comics, Tyson explains, approached him for permission to use the Planetarium — as well as his likeness — in a story where Superman witnesses the destruction of Krypton, since the light from the distant planet is just now arriving on Earth. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:23:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 6983 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Neil deGrasse Tyson Helps His New 'Bud' Superman Get A Glimpse Of Home