Linda Holmes Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour.
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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes writes and edits NPR's entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See.
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Linda Holmes
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Linda Holmes

Host, Pop Culture Happy Hour

Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She 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. Her first novel, Evvie Drake Starts Over, will be published in the summer of 2019.

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The Familiar Favorites Of Disney+

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Josh Whitehouse and Vanessa Hudgens star in a movie in which an actual knight comes to modern-day Ohio, and if that's not enough for you, I can't help you. Brooke Palmer/Netflix hide caption

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