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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Yesterday the Library of Congress named graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang as its fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Here's why that matters.
Yang joins the handful of notable, and notably prolific, authors of books for children and young adults who have served two-year terms since the Ambassadorship was ...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The End Of The Tour is an odd little film, made more so by the fact that it's being rolled out at the height of summer, a span of the cinematic year not generally associated with talky two-handers about writers, writing and the wages of literary fame.
It's based on ...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Well, that is a thing that happened.
Fantastic Four came out last weekend, only to encounter less-than-stellar reviews and box office. Our own Chris Klimek saw it for NPR.org and summed up its squandered potential with his usual nerd-cred eloquence, so I sat down with him for Pop Culture ...
Sunday, July 12, 2015
So there's this new English translation of a French graphic novel adaptation of Swann's Way, the first of seven novels in Marcel Proust's masterwork, In Search of Lost Time.
Got all that? First there was the 1913 novel by Proust (in French!), then a graphic novel adaptation by ...
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Faithful Pop Culture Happy Hour listeners know that contributor Chris Klimek is a lifelong action-movie enthusiast, but they may not know that he is, in particular, a Terminator movie connoisseur. Which is why, for this Small Batch edition, I asked him to Skype in from the Connecticut coastline, where he ...