Linda Holmes
Chris Hartlove
for NPR/N/A

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, 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.

[+] full biography[-] full biography

Ms. Marvel comics. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Jun Tsuboike/NPR

Linda and Glen look forward to watching Supergirl, the new CBS series starring Melissa Benoist. Darren Michaels/CBS hide caption

itoggle caption Darren Michaels/CBS

Viola Davis poses with her Emmy on Sunday night. Mark Davis/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Mark Davis/Getty Images

Oscar Isaac and Carla Quevedo star in the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

itoggle caption Paul Schiraldi/HBO

John Dickerson of CBS News, Seth Meyers hosting the 2014 Emmys, and Jon Stewart at the desk at The Daily Show. Chris Usher/Brad Barket/Kevin Winter/AP Photo/Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Chris Usher/Brad Barket/Kevin Winter/AP Photo/Getty Images/Getty Images