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Weldon, Glen

Overview
Works: 14 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 2,658 library holdings
Genres: History  Short stories  Science fiction  Star Wars fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Nonfiction radio programs  Radio programs  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Host
Classifications: PN6725, 741.5973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Glen Weldon
The caped crusade : Batman and the rise of nerd culture by Glen Weldon( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caped Crusade, with humor and insight, Glen Weldon, book critic for NPR and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, lays out Batman's seventy-eight-year cultural history and shows how he has helped make us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong
Star Wars : from a certain point of view by Ben Acker( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There's never been a Star Wars book like it!
Superman : the unauthorized biography by Glen Weldon( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a celebration of Superman's life and history in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of his action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today. The book chronicles the ever-evolving Man of Steel and his world, not just the men and women behind the comics, movies and shows, but his continually shifting origin story, burgeoning powers, and the colorful cast of trusted friends and deadly villains that surround him. The author places every iteration of the Man of Steel into the character's greater, decades-long story from Bud Collyer to Henry Cavill, World War II propagandist to peanut butter pitchman, Super Pup to Super Friends, comic strip to Broadway musical, Lori Lemaris to Lois & Clark. It is all here in this affectionate, in-depth analysis of the hero's most beloved adventures, in and out of the comics, his most iconic Golden Age tales, goofiest Silver Age exploits, and the contemporary film, television, and comics stories that keep him alive today
The caped crusade : Batman and the rise of nerd culture by Glen Weldon( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caped Crusade, with humor and insight, Glen Weldon, book critic for NPR and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, lays out Batman's seventy-eight-year cultural history and shows how he has helped make us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong
The best of pop culture happy hour by Garrison Keillor( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NPR's popular podcast features spirited roundtable discussions covering a wild and unpredictable landscape of pop culture subject matter, from "The art of the mixtape" to "Pop culture carbon dating" (why some cultural markers age well and others not at all). Hosts Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon are joined by a parade of insightful commentators, each lending hilarious perspective and pop culture expertise to conversations that will deepen your appreciation for the modern cultural landscape--and leave you smiling
Marvel, creating the cinematic universe by Amanda Slack-Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe--Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and more--are showcased in the Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition publication. Richly illustrated with concept and keyframe art and film stills featuring props and costumes, this is a detailed look at the QAGOMA-curated exhibition
Dietary options for cancer survivors : a guide to research on foods, food substances, herbals, and dietary regimens that may influence cancer( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of pop culture happy hour : NPR's high-energy entertainment podcast( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are you a proud pop culture geek' Or "have a friend" who fits that description' Or are you in need of the dizzying array of culture we're faced with in the post-modern realm' Countless listeners have turned to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour as their guide. Hosted by Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson, NPR's popular new podcast features spirited round-table discussions covering a wild and unpredictable landscape of pop culture subject matter, from the 50th anniversary of Gilligan's Island to "Pop Culture Carbon Dating" (why some things age well, and others not at all) to the "What's Making Us Happy" segment of the show, which always leaves listeners with a smile. The conversation is energetic, insightful, and full of surprises: NPR's Ari Shapiro sparks a discussion about the best pop culture debuts, in albums, novels, TV shows and more. Gene Demby (Code Switch) participates in a quiz titled Paint or Perp: Is the name a title of a Law & Order episode, or a Sherwin-Williams paint color' Audie Cornish (All Things Considered) joins the gang to chat about the art of the mixtape: how they communicate emotion, how they are erroneously assumed to communicate emotion, and whether it's counterproductive to put them on shuffle
Compliance crash testing of K-rail used in semi-permanent installations by John Jewel( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

40 stories celebrating 40 years of Star Wars( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty 'scenes, ' each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character
From a certain point of view : 40 stories celebrating 40 years of Star Wars( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each are told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for
Star Wars : from a certain point of view : 40 stories celebrating 40 years of Star Wars( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There's never been a Star Wars book like it!
Damsel and other stories by Glen Weldon( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compliance crash testing of k-rail used in semi-permanent installations by John Jewel( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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