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 writes and edits NPR's entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See.
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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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Festival attendees wound up dragging their luggage to tents — and that's only one of the indignities documented in the Netflix film Fyre. Netflix hide caption

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The superheroes Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), The Horde (James McAvoy) and The Overseer (Bruce Willis) are assembled for a crappy therapy session in M. Night Shyamalan's Glass. Jessica Kourkounis/Blumhouse Pictures hide caption

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'Glass' Isn't Quite 'Unbreakable'

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Hulu And Netflix Release Documentaries To Shed Light On Failed Fyre Festival

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The Masked Singer: We Have So Many Questions

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Brings James Baldwin's Love Story To Life

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The 2019 Golden Globes

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'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' Proves That More Choice Doesn't Mean A Better Story

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' Makes You Choose Your Own Adventure

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Our Pop Culture Resolutions and Predictions

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