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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Remembering Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics, attends the premiere of Doctor Strange in 2016. Lee died Monday at the age of 95. Frazer Harrison/NPR hide caption

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Hasan Minhaj brings the energy from his stand-up shows to the new Netflix series Patriot Act. Cara Howe/Netflix hide caption

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Late Night Beyond the Jimmys: 'Patriot Act' and 'Busy Tonight'

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How Haunting is 'Hill House'?

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No Time For Losers: Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and John Deacon (Joe Mazzello) sing the praises of callipygian females in Bohemian Rhapsody. Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) battle against the demands of 1960's domestic society in Wildlife. Scott Garfield/IFC Films hide caption

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A Couple Fights Fire With Fire In 'Wildlife'

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Two of the most talented actors around — Timothée Chalemet and Steve Carell — lend Beautiful Boy its emotional backbone. Francois Duhamel/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Carell And Chalamet Shine In 'Beautiful Boy'

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Does The New 'Halloween' Impale In Comparison?

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We Go To First Base With 'Big Mouth'

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Venom: Oh It's Gooey, But Is It Good?

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