Linda Holmes http://wkms.org en 'Say Anything,' Still Full Of Guileless Affection http://wkms.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 40004 at http://wkms.org Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men http://wkms.org/post/why-mans-man-game-insult-men 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 18:30:03 +0000 Linda Holmes 38592 at http://wkms.org Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men Boston's Art Museums Offer Free Admission To Provide A 'Place Of Respite' http://wkms.org/post/bostons-art-museums-offer-free-admission-provide-place-respite <em>UPDATE, 4:08 p.m.: In addition to the institutions mentioned below, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum <a href="https://twitter.com/gardnermuseum/status/324243859926315008" target="_blank">has announced</a> that admission will be free on Wednesday, April 17. </em><p>At least two art museums in Boston, the Museum Of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art, have announced that admission on Tuesday will be free as a service to a city still dealing with the trauma of the explosions Monday at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:29:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 30642 at http://wkms.org Boston's Art Museums Offer Free Admission To Provide A 'Place Of Respite' Thank G-O-O-D-N-E-S-S: The National Spelling Bee Adds Meaning http://wkms.org/post/thank-g-o-o-d-n-e-s-s-national-spelling-bee-adds-meaning As Eyder Peralta <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/09/176723940/new-rule-spelling-bee-will-now-include-definitions-test" target="_blank">reported</a> last night, the National Spelling Bee has made a big change to its rules.<p>For the first time, the written (or computerized) test students use to qualify for the semifinals and championship finals will include vocabulary questions requiring them to know the meanings of words, not just the spelling. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:51:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 30387 at http://wkms.org Thank G-O-O-D-N-E-S-S: The National Spelling Bee Adds Meaning Viewer Discretion: Deciding When To Look Away http://wkms.org/post/viewer-discretion-deciding-when-look-away I was out of the house, as it happens, for most of the first half of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/01/175901141/louisville-players-surgery-a-success-leg-break-shouldnt-end-his-career">yesterday's Louisville-Duke game</a>, and when I got home and looked at Twitter, before I turned on the TV, there was a huge stack of stuff to read, and the first thing that caught my attention about the game was <a href="https://twitter.com/d_fienberg/status/318478027883433985" target="_blank">this</a>.<p>That's Dan Fienberg of Hitfix, tweeting about the grisly broken leg suffered by Louis Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:17:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 30004 at http://wkms.org Viewer Discretion: Deciding When To Look Away Here We Go Again: Leno, Fallon, And Why The Late-Night Wars Are So Boring http://wkms.org/post/here-we-go-again-leno-fallon-and-why-late-night-wars-are-so-boring <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYzVdv6V5Vs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXnh4tYpA-U</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq-URl9F17Y</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:48:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 29584 at http://wkms.org Here We Go Again: Leno, Fallon, And Why The Late-Night Wars Are So Boring The Oscars Broadcast, Zooming Way Past Cheeky To Land Squarely On Crass http://wkms.org/post/oscars-broadcast-zooming-way-past-cheeky-land-squarely-crass If you like <em>Argo</em> (which won Best Picture), the movie <em>Chicago</em> (which made a couple of appearances) and jokes about women (which just kept coming), you probably had a substantially better night than the average viewer, who was subjected to Seth MacFarlane's delivery of one of the worst hosting performances in Oscar history.<p>In fact, David Letterman is writing Seth MacFarlane notes of gratitude right now for taking all the pressure off of "Uma, Oprah, Oprah, Uma," the most famous bomb of 1995, and more recent troubled hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway are feeling a little l Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:20:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 28476 at http://wkms.org The Oscars Broadcast, Zooming Way Past Cheeky To Land Squarely On Crass Rubio's Water Bottle And The Authenticity Craving http://wkms.org/post/rubios-water-bottle-and-authenticity-craving <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w2A0qsgurU</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:59:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 28018 at http://wkms.org Rubio's Water Bottle And The Authenticity Craving Ten Clues That The Zombie Outbreak Being Announced On Your Television Is Not A Hoax http://wkms.org/post/ten-clues-zombie-outbreak-being-announced-your-television-not-hoax <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/12/171782346/montana-tv-station-warns-of-attacking-zombies" target="_blank">As reported on Tuesday's <em>Morning Edition</em></a>, KRTV in Great Falls, Mont., was apparently the victim of hackers who broke in and broadcast a warning of attacking zombies. The station now says that it was a hoax, <em>fortunately</em>.<p>But in the future, how can a viewer at home identify a similar alert that really requires immediate action to avoid a very real zombie horde? Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:08:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 27958 at http://wkms.org Ten Clues That The Zombie Outbreak Being Announced On Your Television Is Not A Hoax Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Get Severance: Interview With An Iron http://wkms.org/post/do-not-pass-go-do-not-get-severance-interview-iron Wednesday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/06/171265745/the-iron-is-out-a-cat-is-in-as-monopoly-changes-game-pieces" target="_blank">Hasbro announced</a> that it was welcoming a new member of the Monopoly-token family. And because it asked the Internet, it wound up with a cat. (For whatever reason, the Internet was not offered Gotye or a bacon cupcake.)<p>Unfortunately, "rightsizing" the Monopoly token collection meant that as one new token was introduced, one old token had to be ushered out the door, and by popular vote, it was the iron. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:55:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 27713 at http://wkms.org Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Get Severance: Interview With An Iron