Aisha Harris Aisha Harris is a host of Pop Culture Happy Hour.
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Aisha Harris

Host, Pop Culture Happy Hour

Aisha Harris is a host of Pop Culture Happy Hour.

From 2012 to 2018, Harris covered culture for Slate Magazine as a staff writer, editor and the host of the film and TV podcast Represent, where she wrote about everything from the history of self-care to Dolly Parton's (formerly Dixie) Stampede and interviewed creators like Barry Jenkins and Greta Gerwig. She joined The New York Times in 2018 as the assistant TV editor on the Culture Desk, producing a variety of pieces, including a feature Q&A with the Exonerated Five and a deep dive into the emotional climax of the Pixar movie Coco. And in 2019, she moved to the Opinion Desk in the role of culture editor, where she wrote or edited a variety of pieces at the intersection of the arts, society and politics.

Born and raised in Connecticut, she earned her bachelor's degree in theatre from Northwestern University and her master's degree in cinema studies from New York University.

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Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Lady Gaga in Ridley Scott's House of Gucci. Fabio Lovino/MGM hide caption

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Aunjanue Ellis, Mikayla Bartholomew, Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton and Danielle Lawson in King Richard. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars comprise the R&B superduo Silk Sonic. Harper Smith/Atlantic Records hide caption

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Judge Judy Sheindlin and bailiff Petri Hawkins-Byrd star in the syndicated courtroom show Judge Judy. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Horror author Stephen King has been scaring audiences for generations. Jim Spellman/WireImage hide caption

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'Black Lady Therapists' are still a TV trope. But now they have more depth

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