Linda Holmes
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Linda Holmes

Host, Monkey See Blog

Linda Holmes writes and edits NPR's entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See. She has several elaborate theories involving pop culture and monkeys, all of which are available on request.

Holmes began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living-room space to DVD sets of The Wire and never looked back.

Holmes was a writer and editor at Television Without Pity, where she recapped several hundred hours of programming — including both High School Musical movies, for which she did not receive hazard pay. Since 2003, she has been a contributor to MSNBC.com, where she has written about books, movies, television and pop-culture miscellany.

Holmes' work has also appeared on Vulture (New York magazine's entertainment blog), in TV Guide and in many, many legal documents.

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Small Batch: The Super Bowl, From Peyton vs. Cam To Twitter vs. Coldplay

We talk about the game, the quarterbacks, the halftime show in which Coldplay was hopelessly outshined, and lots more.

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Small Batch: How To Eat The Super Bowl

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast joins us for a talk about the eternal question: If you're watching the Super Bowl, what are you eating while you do?

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Hateful Eight' And Theatrical Experiences

This week's show is all about Tarantino's latest, how to sit at the movies, digital and film, and what's making us happy this week.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour Small Batch: The Very Spoilery 'Star Wars'

Glen Weldon joins host Linda Holmes for a chat about a few spoilery aspects of the newly crowned owner of many box-office records.

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