Glen Weldon Glen Weldon is a regular panelist on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. He reviews books, movies, comics, and more for the NPR Arts Desk.
Glen Weldon at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2019. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Wade (Tye Sheridan) is the teen hero of Spielberg's latest big-budget action flick Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name. Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Arcade Firewall: 'Ready Player One' REALLY Loves The '80s

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Jaeger Hot-Shots: Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) and Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood) mech the most of a bad situation in Pacific Rim Uprising. Jasin Boland/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Nick Robinson starts in Love, Simon — a high-school-set tale of social media, first love, and coming out. Ben Rothstein/20th Century Fox hide caption

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

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Rachel Bloom as Rebecca, Donna Lynne Champlin as Paula, Vella Lovell as Heather and Gabrielle Ruiz as Valencia on the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Greg Gayne/The CW hide caption

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T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) settle their differences, Wakanda style. Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios hide caption

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'Black Panther' Is A Superhero Story You Haven't Seen Before — And It's Thrilling

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L to R: Antoni Porowsky, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness, eyeing queerly. Netflix hide caption

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New 'Queer Eye' Is A Reboot, Not A Retread

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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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