Linda Holmes 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.
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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 MSNBC.com, 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.

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How The TV And Movies Are Using Gen X Nostalgia

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Love Floats In 'The Shape Of Water'

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The Worst Accents And Best Props From Movies In 2017

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Disaster Artist' Is A Very James Franco Production

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John Hodgman And The Three Wildernesses Of 'Vacationland'

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'Stranger Things 2' Fights The Sequel Blues

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Shark Tank'

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