Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

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.


DC Comics' 'Rebirth': When The Super-Villain Is Your Own History

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DC Comics has relaunched its line of superhero titles again in a bid to recapture "hope and optimism." This time, heroes fight a villain who represents the cynical tone comics adopted in the 1980s.


Let's Lie To Celebrities: Questions For The New 'To Tell The Truth'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

To prepare for tonight's return of game show To Tell the Truth, we look back at what made the classic version so memorable, and ask if it's even possible to recapture its magic today.


On A Dark Day, The Tonys Double Down On Joy โ€” And Pride

Monday, June 13, 2016

The shadow of a mass shooting in Orlando cast a pall over the 70th Annual Tony Awards broadcast, but host James Corden offered a spirited paean to "every Broadway would-be."


How 'The Americans' Solved The Eternal TV Problem Of The Surly Teen

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Americans, which concluded its fourth season last night, has allowed daughter Paige to distinguish herself from other TV teens thanks to its high stakes and ever-shifting empathies.


Sacha Baron Cohen Is Mandrake The Magician! (... Wait, Who Now?)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Sacha Baron Cohen will reportedly star in an upcoming big screen adaption of comic strip character Mandrake the Magician, considered by some the first superhero.


Free Comic Book Day 2016: Even Archie Has Something New To Say

Friday, May 06, 2016

Glen Weldon runs down all 50 of the books on offer for Free Comic Book Day and explains how you can get your share of the goods.