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, was published in the summer of 2019.

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Peloton is a fitness and media company that makes stationary bikes, treadmills and workout videos. Peloton hide caption

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Actor Amir Jadidi stars in Asghar Farhadi's film, A Hero. Amazon Studios hide caption

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People order pallets of online returns, knowing either something or next to nothing about what they're getting, and then they open the pallets for the benefit of YouTube viewers. Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman in Mike Mills' film C'mon C'mon. A24 hide caption

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Nine Days, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, is writer-director Edson Oda's debut feature film. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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