Glen Weldon

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What To Watch For When Watching 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The search for America's Next Drag Superstar(TM) continues, as the drag competition returns for a second All-Star season on Thursday. We humbly offer a guide for the perplexed.


Wolverine's Mutton Chops To Hugh Jackman: 'This Ain't Over, Bub'

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Fire Still (Side)Burns: Jackman recently took to social media to shave off the distinctive facial hair he sported for the role of Wolverine. Those mutton chops are not handling the breakup well.


In Defense Of Bronze: The True Mettle Of The Metal Of The 3rd-Place Medal

Thursday, August 11, 2016

In the Olympics, and in many other areas of life, from comic-book eras to health care plans, "bronze" has come to signify the least of three things. It shouldn't.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Getting Punchy With 'Jason Bourne' And 'Suicide Squad'

Friday, August 05, 2016

This week, a slightly reconstituted panel tackles two big summer movies featuring rogues who do right. Plus: what's making us happy this week.


Watch This Competition To Learn The Divine Secrets Of The Yo-Yo Brotherhood

Thursday, August 04, 2016

At the 2016 International Yo-Yo Slam, being held now in Cleveland, several adorable nerds in T-shirts are getting their yo-yos out.


The '60s 'Batman' Movie Just Turned 50 And Attention Must Be Paid

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Adam West-Burt Ward film, shot and released between the TV series' 1st and 2nd seasons, is a thing of gloriously goofy beauty that will make your life better.


Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.


Kids On Bikes: The Sci-Fi Nostalgia Of 'Stranger Things', 'Paper Girls' & 'Super 8'

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Three recent properties - a Netflix series, a comic book and a 2011 Hollywood film - borrow key elements from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King to comment on adolescence in very different ways.


Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.


What Happens When You Ask Celebrities What They're Wearing ... In Klingon?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Glen Weldon was with NPR's Nina Gregory when she asked some of the stars of the new film on the red carpet a standard question in a non-standard way.


Gotta Catch 'Em All, Or At Least A Few: A Pokemon Neophyte Tries 'Pokemon GO'

Friday, July 08, 2016

In which a middle-aged guy who doesn't know a Charizard from a Jigglypuff tries out the just-released "augmented reality" game Pokemon GO, and promptly creeps out his neighbors.


A Starkly Different Iron Man: Black, Female, And 15 Years Old

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Meet Riri Williams, a teenage genius who will be stepping into the Iron Man suit following the events of Marvel Comics' latest crossover event.


Pluck, Pearls And A Pillbox Hat: Remembering Noel Neill

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Actress Noel Neill, who played Lois Lane on TV's The Adventures of Superman from 1953 to 1958, died over the weekend. Her take on Lois was unique and hugely influential.


Me, Tarzan: Get To Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Ape Man

Friday, July 01, 2016

To help you prepare for this weekend's new Tarzan film, we offer this primer on the many lives of the world's very first Vine celebrity.


'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

Monday, June 27, 2016

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.


'Game Of Thrones', 'Veep': Two Women Pass Each Other On The Ladder Of Chaos

Monday, June 27, 2016

Last night on HBO, the best-laid plans of Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) and Selina Meyer (Veep) came to two very different but equally explosive ends.


'And I'll Form ... The Head!': 'Voltron' Reboot Gets (Almost) Everything Right

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Netflix's new Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reboot of the beloved '80s anime series, features producers and writers from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. It shows.


Small Batch: Adam Goldman On The Return Of 'The Outs'

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Glen Weldon talks to Adam Goldman, the star and co-creator of the web series The Outs, about what sets the comedy apart. And why queer people are superheroes.


The Banality Of Evil: Ramsay Bolton's Dogged Cruelty On 'Game Of Thrones'

Monday, June 20, 2016

At first, the sadistic cruelty of a Game of Thrones villain made him hated. But scene after scene of monotonous violence made him something even worse: dull.


Prepare To Have Your Fear Of Heights Triggered ... Soothingly

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Watch as members of the "vertical dance troupe" BANDALOOP suspend themselves against the side of a Boston office building and perform a routine that's as terrifying as it is mesmerizing.