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 'Friends', Ranked, From Ross To Best

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Victoria Moroles plays Lupe, and Kuhoo Verma plays Sunny in the film Plan B. Brett Roedel/Hulu hide caption

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Bo Burnham, pictured here at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, wrote, directed and performed the entirety of his new Netflix special, Inside, by himself. Rich Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Review: Bo Burnham's 'Inside'

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Bo Burnham, seen here accepting a DGA First-Time Feature Film Award for Eighth Grade in 2019, has a new special that places him in a much quieter space. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for DGA hide caption

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Tom Hiddleston returns as the title role in Loki, which starts streaming on Disney Plus on June 9. Marvel Studios hide caption

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Summer Guide: Movies, TV and Music We Can't Wait For

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Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow appear (along with David Schwimmer) in the special Friends: The Reunion. Terence Patrick/HBO Max hide caption

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Lil Nas X performs on the Season 46 finale of Saturday Night Live. Will Heath/NBC hide caption

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Ranking 'SNL' Musical Guests From Megan Thee Stallion To Morgan Wallen

For the last four years over at NPR Music, Stephen Thompson has compiled a ranking of the best and worst musical guests from the latest season of Saturday Night Live. Season 46 just wrapped up with Lil Nas X, who joins the ranks of this season's best performances, which includes Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen, Miley Cyrus and many others.

Ranking 'SNL' Musical Guests From Megan Thee Stallion To Morgan Wallen

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Judges Melissa King, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons in Season 18 of Top Chef. David Moir/Bravo hide caption

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Amy Adams stars as Anna Fox in The Woman In The Window. Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix hide caption

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What To Watch: New Shows Are Coming To The Small Screen

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