Glen Weldon

Glen Weldon appears in the following:

Before 'Love, Simon': Coming Out And Coming-Of-Age At The Movies

Monday, March 19, 2018

Love, Simon is only the latest in a surprisingly long line of films that have explored what it's like to come out in high school. Here's some of the smaller, quirkier films that paved the way.


A Gay Teen Romance, Sealed With A Peck: 'Love, Simon'

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Come for the rom-com elements, familiar and dutiful though they are. Stay for the film's sensitive, specific and closely observed coming-out storyline, which feels new — and important.


Is That Awl There Is? Remembering The Awl And The Hairpin

Friday, January 19, 2018

The website The Awl and its sister site The Hairpin are shutting down. The two sites always valued lively, thoughtful writing — even as the media landscape shifted around them.


How The TV And Movies Are Using Gen X Nostalgia

Friday, December 15, 2017

NPR's Kelly McEvers and Pop Culture Happy Hour's Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon sit down to talk about this era of TV and movies, many of which are catering to Gen X nostalgia — from Stranger Things to the latest Star Wars film.


Review: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The the new show from Amazon takes place in late 1950s New York. Midge Maisel's life falls apart and she has to figure out what she's good at. So she goes from housewife to stand-up comic.


10 Great, Perfect, Solid-Mithril Ideas For 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Spin-Offs

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Amazon Studios is bringing an ongoing Lord of the Rings prequel series to television. The deal includes an option for "a potential additional spin-off series." Tom Bombadil, call your agent.


Standing Up In The World Of Stand-Up: When 'Open Secrets' Finally Go Public

Friday, November 10, 2017

The culture of comedy is one in which women have had little recourse to address sexual misconduct. The now-public allegations facing Louis C.K. suggest this may be changing.


Number Six At 50: The 50th Anniversary Of 'The Prisoner'

Friday, September 29, 2017

The series, about an ex-spy chafing against his imprisonment in a sunny, seaside village, was one of the first shows to end with a finale that sharply divided viewers.


Comic Book Legend Len Wein Dies At 69

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Len Wein created Wolverine, the Marvel superhero, as well as Swamp Thing. He and artist Dave Cockrum revamped the X-Men, expanding the roster with new recruits like Colossus, Nightcrawler and Storm.


He's Big, He's Blue, And Now, He's Bingeable: 'The Tick' Returns

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The new, 10-episode Amazon series isn't a grim-and-gritty reboot, exactly — but its dark-ish tone will surprise some fans of Ben Edlund's superhero spoof.


In Movies, A Solar Eclipse Means Change Is Coming

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Over the years, Hollywood filmmakers have used solar eclipses as devices to mark moments of irrevocable transformation for their characters.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Look At Literary Adaptations

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TV and movie producers are looking to the shelves for inspiration: a number of popular shows and films this year started as books.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Insecure,' Season Two

Friday, August 04, 2017

We check back in on Issa Rae's HBO comedy series Insecure as it kicks off its tighter, more assured second season. Plus, What's Making Us Happy this week.


'Solid State': Jonathan Coulton's Sci-Fi Concept Album Becomes A Graphic Novel

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Coulton recruited writer Matt Fraction and artist Albert Monteys to tell a time-fractured tale of corporate greed and internet trolls.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Atomic Blonde'

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

This episode we talk Atomic Blonde, a stylish and visceral spy thriller set in 1989 Berlin. It co-stars Charlize Theron and a really impressive wig.


'Game Of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 3: 'I've Brought Ice And Fire Together'

Monday, July 31, 2017

The third episode of Game of Thrones' seventh season, "The Queen's Justice," featured a long-awaited meeting, a long-awaited reunion, and a long-dreaded goodbye to the show's best character.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets'

Friday, July 28, 2017

We discuss Luc Besson's big-budget, bonkers-bananapants would-be blockbuster Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which looks unlikely to bust any blocks.


Whatever The Character, June Foray's Voice Was Warmly Familiar

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Foray voiced a wide variety of animated characters, and she brought the same genial humor and warmth to them all — except one.


Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Girls Trip'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The "surprising" success of the raunch-com Girls Trip didn't particularly surprise us; we talk about precisely where this "out-of-nowhere" hit came from.


'The World Broke In Two': Four Writers, One Transformational Year

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Using excerpts from letters and diaries, historian and critic Bill Goldstein follows writers Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and T. S. Eliot through the tumultuous literary year of 1922.