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.

Glen Weldon

Panelist, Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast

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.

Over the course of his career, he has spent time as a theater critic, a science writer, an oral historian, a writing teacher, a bookstore clerk, a PR flack, a seriously terrible marine biologist and a slightly better-than-average competitive swimmer.

Weldon is the author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, a cultural history of the iconic character. His fiction and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, Story, McSweeney's, The Dallas Morning News, Washington City Paper and many other publications. He is the recipient of an NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, a Ragdale Writing Fellowship and a PEW Fellowship in the Arts for Fiction.

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To The Moon and Back With Ryan Gosling In 'First Man'

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In the latest retelling of the Hollywood classic, Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) and Ally (Lady Gaga) are the stars to be born. Warner Bros. hide caption

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We're Off The Deep End And Into 'A Star Is Born'

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Simple Favor

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Pop Culture Happy Hour's 2018 Fall Movie Preview

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Pop Culture Happy Hour All-Books Edition: Volume 2

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The second season of Netflix's American Vandal uses several true-crime techniques, like this moody reenactment, to explore its fake-crime story. Netflix hide caption

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Maya Rudolph And Fred Armisen Are In Love 'Forever'

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