Glen Weldon Glen Weldon is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He also reviews books and movies for NPR.org and is a contributor to NPR's pop culture blog Monkey See, where he posts weekly about comics and comics culture.

From Fastball Special to Early Bird Special: In Logan, Hugh Jackman plays a long-in-the-tooth Wolverine. Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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The Awl and The Hairpin announced this week that they would be shutting down. bodu9/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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

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Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Florida Project, The Big Sick, Coco and Girls Trip all made NPR's top list. Sony Pitcures Classics/Universal Pictures/A24/Lionsgate/Disney Pixar/Universal Studios hide caption

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NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2017

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How The TV And Movies Are Using Gen X Nostalgia

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) may or may not be the title character of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We're not telling. Jonathon Olley/Lucasfilm hide caption

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Rollicking 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Finds Nuance In The Force

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Review: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

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The view from the cheap seats (L to R): Molly (Allegra Acosta), Gert (Ariela Barer), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), Chase (Gregg Sulkin) and Karolina (Virginia Gardner) in Runaways. Paul Sarkis/Hulu hide caption

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The Search is Over, The Party's Just Begun: Dory (Alia Shawkat), Drew (John Reynolds), Portia (Meredith Hagner) and Elliott (John Early) go shopping for human empathy in the TBS series Search Party. TBS hide caption

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The Phantom Minas?: Amazon announced it will bring a Lord of the Rings prequel to television. (Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) 7831/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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

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Comedian/producer Louis C.K., speaking in August at Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. He admitted this week to sexual misconduct. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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

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