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

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 big family in The Happiest Season includes Burl Moseley, Alison Brie, Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Holland, Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen. (Whew!) Hulu hide caption

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From 'Dash And Lily' To Dolly Parton: These Holiday Specials Will Bring On The Cheer

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Listener Questions On Maintaining Mental Health During The Pandemic And Lockdowns

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Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard and Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso in the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. Apple TV+ hide caption

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Drew and Jonathan Scott are the hosts The Property Brothers and a number of spinoffs, including Brother vs. Brother. Paul Ladd/Discovery/AP hide caption

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We Talk 'Queen's Gambit' With Chess Expert And Tiny Desk Winner Linda Diaz

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Comedian Sarah Cooper in her new special, Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine. Lacey Terrell/Netflix hide caption

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Sarah Edmondson in HBO's The Vow. HBO hide caption

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Ellen Pompeo, as Meredith Grey, in a season 16 episode of Grey's Anatomy. Kelsey McNeal/ABC hide caption

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