Glen Weldon appears in the following:
Thursday, July 13, 2017
When we asked readers to name their favorite comics, many classic, hugely influential newspaper strips got nudged out of the running. We thought we'd give them a shout-out.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
We asked readers to name their favorite comics and graphic novels, and we got thousands of answers. Now, with the help of our expert panel, we've curated a list to keep you flipping pages all summer.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
For years, it seemed that origin stories were central to keeping superheroes movies grounded. Homecoming proved this suspicion wrong. It found a better way — and a different key ingredient.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
In Armstrong's autobiography, the classically trained actor humorously makes peace with the fact that the first line of his obituary will reference his nose-picking character from an '80s sex comedy.
Monday, July 10, 2017
We're previewing this year's summer reader poll on comics and graphic novels by highlighting comics that stand as historic milestones.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Nyqvist, whose other films include John Wick and Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, died of lung cancer, according to his representative.
Monday, June 26, 2017
The first Harry Potter book came out 20 years ago today. One year later, in 1998, was the first time we mentioned the book, on All Things Considered. Here's Margot Adler's piece in its entirety.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Both shows track the moral decay of their main characters, so we compare Jimmy McGill's arc, as of Sunday's Better Call Saul season finale, to that of Walter White after three seasons of Breaking Bad.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The technology around us has made its way into all kinds of movies — sci-fi, thrillers, horror. But there's one movie genre it hasn't been able to infiltrate — the romantic comedy.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
NPR's resident Bat-scholar Glen Weldon offers a personal remembrance of the late Adam West, explains how the actor rescued the character of Batman from oblivion, and explores his enduring legacy.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sally Mott Freeman's book, The Jersey Brothers, recounts the story of three men swept up by Word War II. The youngest brother gets captured in the Philippines, and the two others struggle to bring him home. NPR explores why stories of World War II remain so compelling to us today.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Our famous summer reader poll is back, and this year we're all about comics and graphic novels! Whether it's your childhood favorite or the webcomic you binged last week, we want to know about it.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is in theaters this weekend. How does it stack up against other movies that have tackled Arthurian legend?
Friday, May 05, 2017
Headed to a comics shop for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday? Take along Glen Weldon's exhaustive guide to all 52 FCBD free comics available.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Demme, who directed 36 feature films and documentaries over the course of his long and varied career, died this morning. He was a filmmaker fascinated by the pure emotional force of the human face.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Cartoonist Guy Delisle departs from the first-person travelogue format which has won him acclaim to chronicle the true story of a man kidnapped and detained for months in the Caucasus region in 1997.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
In Cathy Malkasian's gorgeous, melancholic graphic novel, a woman travels to a distant city to learn why its residents have stopped dreaming.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Comments about diversity in superhero comics made last week by a Marvel executive unleashed an online firestorm. But heroes who look more like the growing comics readership are here to stay.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
A book published today, the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I, tells the story of "America's First Women Soldiers" who served as switchboard operators in the field.
Friday, March 31, 2017
In his new book, statistician Ben Blatt loads thousands of books, new and old, into a vast database and uncovers intriguing patterns in how our favorite authors write.