Linda Holmes http://kgou.org en 'Say Anything,' Still Full Of Guileless Affection http://kgou.org/post/say-anything-still-full-guileless-affection Monday marks the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's Say Anything. A look back at the seminal teen flick reveals a surprisingly deep and romantic story. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 27580 at http://kgou.org Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education And Money In 'The Address' http://kgou.org/post/ken-burns-tackles-lincoln-education-and-money-address The Ken Burns documentary <em>The Address</em>, premiering on most PBS stations Tuesday night, opens at the Greenwood School in Vermont, where students are being introduced to a longstanding tradition: studying the Gettysburg Address until they can recite it from memory in front of a large audience of students, staff and parents. If they succeed, they receive a special commemorative coin that is only given for this achievement. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 27289 at http://kgou.org Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education And Money In 'The Address' 'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes http://kgou.org/post/mad-men-returns-full-footnotes Imagine a scene in which a man is sitting on a park bench reading a book. A woman comes up and sits beside him. He looks up at her. She hands him a letter. "It's over," she says.<p>If you were to see this scene in a film, completely out of context, you might look for a variety of clues to figure out what's going on. Some are straightforward: How are the people behaving? What's her tone of voice? What do their faces look like? How close are they sitting? If you've spent some time thinking about filmmaking, you might consider other things: How are they framed? What's the angle of the shot? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 27180 at http://kgou.org 'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes An Interview With A Hypothetical Super-Independent Athlete Baby http://kgou.org/post/interview-hypothetical-super-independent-athlete-baby It might have seemed like an unsurprising thing to do when Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy took three entire days off to tend to his newborn child, but if you listen to sports commentary, you know that it was <a href="http://www.newsday.com/sports/media/watchdog-1.812020/wfan-hosts-take-issue-with-daniel-murphy-s-paternity-leave-1.7590160" target="_blank">not without controversy</a>.<p>Mike Francesa said on his WFAN radio show that paternity leave is a ridiculous idea for a professional baseball player, and that he, for one, worked on the very days his kids were born. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 26564 at http://kgou.org An Interview With A Hypothetical Super-Independent Athlete Baby Would You Order The Grande Soy Oprah? http://kgou.org/post/would-you-order-grande-soy-oprah Say this to yourself: "I'd like a grande skim Oprah."<p>Let it roll off your tongue. Let it echo in your head. Let it burn itself into your brain. Really <em>feel</em> it.<p>On Wednesday, Starbucks announced that, in partnership with Oprah Winfrey, it had developed Oprah Chai Tea, which will be available either as regular tea or as a chai latte. When will it be here? "In time for Mother's Day."<p>Now me, I like a chai latte. I order them regularly. I even make chai at home — it's why I own a big bag of fennel seeds. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:12:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 25567 at http://kgou.org Would You Order The Grande Soy Oprah? David Cameron Calls, And The Internet Answers http://kgou.org/post/david-cameron-calls-and-internet-answers Oh, Internet. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=David+Cameron+Calls%2C+And+The+Internet+Answers&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMzQ0NTcxMDEzNTE2Mjg4MDQ3OGJiOA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 24612 at http://kgou.org David Cameron Calls, And The Internet Answers Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two http://kgou.org/post/oscars-2014-low-laughs-great-speech-or-two The big winner was <em>12 Years a Slave</em>, but there was quite a bit of love to go around at Sunday night's Oscars. What there wasn't, as usual, was a lot of riveting television.<p>Sure, there was John Travolta squinting at the teleprompter and introducing Idina Menzel (to sing the Oscar-winning Best Original Song "Let It Go," from <em>Frozen</em>) as — no kidding — "Adele Dazeem." And there was a fun dance number featuring Pharrell Williams and his own Oscar-nominated "Happy," which he wore a formal black version of his Grammys hat to perform.<p>But on the whole? It was a little flat. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:36:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 24355 at http://kgou.org Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men http://kgou.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 16:44:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 22945 at http://kgou.org Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men The Beatles, As America First Loved Them http://kgou.org/post/beatles-america-first-loved-them It's been 50 years since The Beatles first appeared on Ed Sullivan, to an audience of screaming, hair-pulling, ecstatic (in the classic sense) teenage girls. Cutes in suits, you might call them, like (and, of course, nothing like) countless other bands of the time that wore skinny ties and shared microphones and said "oh" and "yeah" and "baby."<p>Later, they'd get weird; experimental, rebellious, more transparently and transcendentally <em>high</em> than maybe any band ever, at least to hear the music tell it. They became legends, they became celebrities and movie stars. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 22900 at http://kgou.org Navigating Kitsch and Controversy At The Opening Ceremonies http://kgou.org/post/navigating-kitsch-and-controversy-opening-ceremonies One hopes, at an event of nebulous actual significance like the opening ceremonies of any Olympics, for a single moment that can tease out the specific weirdness of that event. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 05:06:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 22833 at http://kgou.org Navigating Kitsch and Controversy At The Opening Ceremonies