Glen Weldon

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 16: The 'Stranger Things' Christmas-Light Ouija Wall

Friday, December 16, 2016

Nothing picks up a drab living room — and puts a charming seasonal twist on communing with the spirit world — than the festive wall art featured in the Netflix series.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 15: 'Jackie' Blasts 'Camelot,' Wanders The West Wing

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Natalie Portman's performance in Jackie never gets more raw and human than when the grieving widow drinks, smokes, pops pills and tries on dresses, accompanied by Lerner and Leowe.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 14: Hank's Dad's Face At The End Of 'Swiss Army Man'

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Actor Richard Gross doesn't get much screen time in Daniel Radcliffe's exultantly weird farting corpse movie, but the expression on his face at its climax is one of the funniest film moments of 2016.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 13: Kim Makes Some Calls On 'Better Call Saul'

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

"You don't save me, I save me." In the fifth episode of Better Call Saul's second season, Kim (Rhea Seehorn) digs herself out.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 12: Eurovision, Love, Peace And A Flaming Piano

Monday, December 12, 2016

Sweden hosted the Eurovision Song Contest this year, and offered a funny/catchy how-to guide to winning. It involved shirtless men and hamster wheels.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 11: 'Heavy Boobs, Heavy Boobs'

Sunday, December 11, 2016

On the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom offered a less-than-loving musical paean to the plight of the zaftig.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 10: Enter ... Spider-Man

Saturday, December 10, 2016

With his dramatic, long-awaited entrance in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) came in from the cold.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 9: 'Alvin Isn't The Only Baker Daring To Add Fruit'

Friday, December 09, 2016

Yes, The Great British Baking Show's future is uncertain. But take heart: we'll always have the Madeira cake episode, in which Season 3's bakers memorably showed us their lovely cracks.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 8: 'I Got Hot Sauce In My Bag/Swag'

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Sometimes a condiment is just a condiment: A line from Beyoncé's "Formation" became its own mini-anthem.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 7: The 'No Dames' Number From 'Hail, Caesar!'

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

In the Coen Brothers' film, screen idol Burt Gurney (Channing Tatum) taps away the blues.

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'Monkey See' Highlights Small Bright Spots In Pop Culture This Year

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Once a day until December 25th, NPR's "Monkey See" blog is highlighting a small, good thing that happened in pop culture this year.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 6: See David Schwimmer Say 'Juice' A Tremendous Lot

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

This supercut of David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian in The People vs. O.J. Simpson has got more 'Juice's than a breakfast buffet.

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Small Batch: The Violent Delights And Violent Ends Of 'Westworld'

Monday, December 05, 2016

Glen Weldon and Audie Cornish discuss the first season of HBO's densely plotted science fiction series.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 5: 'Hamilton' And Love Is Love Is Love Is Love

Monday, December 05, 2016

Here. Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2016 Tony acceptance speech again. Because the night is dark and full of terrors.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 4: The Long Walk To Chiron's Car In 'Moonlight'

Sunday, December 04, 2016

A wordless scene from the Barry Jenkins film Moonlight speaks volumes.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 3: Two Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars' Bring It

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Alyssa Edwards. Tatianna. Rihanna's "Shut Up and Drive." This is what a lip-sync battle looks like, Jimmy Fallon.

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 2: Colin Farrell Makes A Choice In 'The Lobster'

Friday, December 02, 2016

In Yorgos Lanthimos's film, a hotel manager (Olivia Coleman) lays down the law: "A wolf and a penguin could never live together."

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 1: The Opening Shot Of 'Atlanta,' Episode Six

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The FX series played with its format in its first season, and its sixth episode smartly switched point-of-view to that of a character we'd been growing impatient to hear from.

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The Term 'Graphic Novel' Has Had A Good Run. We Don't Need It Anymore

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Coined in an era when comics were considered junk culture, graphic novel is a hoary, meaningless, and often completely inaccurate term. Comics are comics; stop apologizing for them.

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Superheroes And The F-Word: Grappling With The Ugly Truth Under The Capes

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Superheroes preserve the status quo, employ symbolic visual imagery, have flawless bodies and use their powers to place themselves above the law. Are they just fascists in tights?

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