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Oct 24, 2019
Gary Holmes

A “Catcher In The Rye” Christmas

  There are people who read a “Christmas Carol” every Christmas but my holiday tradition is a bit different: every five Christmases or so I read “The Catcher in the [...]

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Oct 21, 2019
Gary Holmes

Did Meryl Streep Kill The Oscars?

Remember those halcyon days when you could turn on a football game or awards show and not worry that you were going to be assaulted by someone’s inane political opinion?  [...]

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Oct 21, 2019
Gary Holmes

Get Rid of The White House Correspondents Dinner

If Donald Trump manages to accomplish one positive thing it might be to drive a stake through the heart of the White House Correspondents dinner — that star-studded, multi-platform orgy [...]

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Oct 21, 2019
Gary Holmes

The Exhausting Co-Dependency of President Trump and the Media

I am not one for conspiracy theories but I’m beginning to wonder about what’s up with the feud between the Trump Administration and the press corps. They ostensibly hate each [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

The Impact of “Twin Peaks”

  Twenty-six years ago David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” broke the mold for what a television series could be. No one had ever seen anything like it, but in the ensuing [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

To Binge of Not To Binge

  Last year Deloitte reported that 73 percent of Americans binge on television programming.  This report was dutifully publicized by the media despite being either: 1) obviously wrong, or 2) [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Here’s Looking at You Kid — Casablanca Turns 75

  “Casablanca,” that quintessentially Hollywood concoction of romance, intrigue, cynicism, idealism, quips and patriotism, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.  Frankly this comes as a surprise because when I originally [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Can This Marriage be Saved? Try TV Therapy

  There used to be a saying that “The family that prays together stays together.” In other words, regular church attendance was thought to be good for stable, happy families.  [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

So Much Comedy, So Few Laughs

  Feeling a little down about the state of the world?  Wouldn’t it be great to turn on the TV and spend an hour just laughing?  Well, forget that.  TV [...]

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Sep 12, 2017
Gary Holmes

Those Hazy Lazy Crazy Days of Summer

  When people look back and romanticize the summers of their youth, they usually rhapsodize about swimming holes, the beach, boardwalks or picnics, but for me, what I most remember [...]

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