Linda Holmes http://wmot.org en 'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes http://wmot.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 37244 at http://wmot.org 'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fargo, A Farewell, And Pop Culture Breadcrumbs http://wmot.org/post/pop-culture-happy-hour-fargo-farewell-and-pop-culture-breadcrumbs This week's show opens on a wistful note for us: our pal Trey Graham, a founding member of the PCHH family, has taken his leave from NPR, and thus from us. He checks in with a message about his plans, we all thank him for his profound effects on our personal and professional lives, and Glen points out what is, indeed, "the Trey-Graham-iest mic drop" that could ever be.<p>On a much happier note, we talk about the FX adaptation of <em>Fargo</em>, which it's safe to say all of us, including NPR's own Bob Mondello, were suspicious about but wound up enjoying. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:12:38 +0000 Linda Holmes 37157 at http://wmot.org Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fargo, A Farewell, And Pop Culture Breadcrumbs Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Captain America' And The Pitiless March Of Time http://wmot.org/post/pop-culture-happy-hour-captain-america-and-pitiless-march-time On this week's show, Matt Thompson sits in as we talk about <em>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</em>. Were we overwhelmed? Underwhelmed? Merely whelmed? How hard can I get myself thinking about the shots out the window of the Triskelion? Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:32:15 +0000 Linda Holmes 36854 at http://wmot.org Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Captain America' And The Pitiless March Of Time Essie Davis: On Playing A Sexually Liberated 'Superhero' Without Apology http://wmot.org/post/essie-davis-playing-sexually-liberated-superhero-without-apology In the first-ever episode of the Australian series <em>Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries</em>, the central figure, Phryne Fisher, has to explain to her young, extremely Catholic new maid Dot what exactly is in the round, plastic case that Dot is holding in her hands. "Family planning," she says casually.<p>Phryne (pronounced FRY-nee) is an impeccably bobbed amateur detective in Melbourne during a time when a lady could still reasonably wear a feather boa but could already respectably wear pants. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:13:11 +0000 Linda Holmes 36649 at http://wmot.org Essie Davis: On Playing A Sexually Liberated 'Superhero' Without Apology 'Tell Me Two Things Good': A Happiness Experiment http://wmot.org/post/tell-me-two-things-good-happiness-experiment One of my old pals used to come walking into a room at the end of a long day, sigh, look around, and say, "Tell me two things good." They could be big things, small things, anything — he had to hear two things, and they had to be good things, and you had to think of them right away.<p>Wednesday night, I asked Twitter this crucial question. Here are some of the responses. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:21:48 +0000 Linda Holmes 36501 at http://wmot.org