Linda Holmes http://kut.org en 'Sharknado' Dares To Ask: Is It Going To Rain Giant Man-Eating Sharks? http://kut.org/post/sharknado-dares-ask-it-going-rain-giant-man-eating-sharks If you have a Twitter account, there's an excellent chance you already know about <em>Sharknado</em>, SyFy's meteorological-marine horror movie that premiered last night. When I tell you that a <em>lot</em> of people were tweeting about <em>Sharknado</em>, <a href="https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/355510835541577730" target="_blank">I'm not lying</a>.<p>Not to mention ... <a href="https://twitter.com/DonGonyea/status/355510082403975170" target="_blank">well</a>, you know. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:45:30 +0000 Linda Holmes 8351 at http://kut.org 'Sharknado' Dares To Ask: Is It Going To Rain Giant Man-Eating Sharks? The Oscars Broadcast, Zooming Way Past Cheeky To Land Squarely On Crass http://kut.org/post/oscars-broadcast-zooming-past-cheeky-land-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 13:35:25 +0000 Linda Holmes 6729 at http://kut.org The Oscars Broadcast, Zooming Way Past Cheeky To Land Squarely On Crass 'Mad Men' Returns On Sunday, To The Delight Of Its Excitable Fans http://kut.org/post/mad-men-returns-sunday-delight-its-excitable-fans On Friday's <em>Morning Edition</em>, Elizabeth Blair investigates one of television's pressing questions: Why has <em>Mad Men</em> been off the air so long? It's returning this Sunday night with a two-hour season premiere, but it's still puzzled some viewers that it has been off for such a long time.<p>The network has explained it as a scheduling decision, particularly designed to let them give <em>Mad Men</em>'s slot to <em>Breaking Bad</em> for the summer. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:22:21 +0000 Linda Holmes 3901 at http://kut.org 'Mad Men' Returns On Sunday, To The Delight Of Its Excitable Fans The Question Of SXSW Interactive: What Are We Going To Do? http://kut.org/post/question-sxsw-interactive-what-are-we-going-do Tuesday was Changeover Day at South By Southwest. The people from the Interactive conference packed up and headed out, and the people from the Music festival rolled into town. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:15:58 +0000 Linda Holmes 3840 at http://kut.org The Question Of SXSW Interactive: What Are We Going To Do? SXSW Film: 'The Cabin In The Woods' http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-cabin-woods When Joss Whedon introduced <em>The Cabin In The Woods</em> to a rowdy, friendly, huge crowd at the Paramount Theater on the opening night of the South By Southwest Film Festival, he explained that one of the challenges of marketing the film is that you really can't say anything about what happens in it. And he begged everyone in the audience not to say anything about what happens in it, either.<p>It was a tall order for 1200 screaming festival attendees who had waited in sometimes heavy rain in a line that more than circled the block. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:34:27 +0000 Linda Holmes 3816 at http://kut.org SXSW Film: 'The Cabin In The Woods'