Glenn McDonald
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Glenn McDonald writes about popular culture from his home in lovely Chapel Hill, NC. His humor essays have been described as "grammatically consistent" and "remarkably frequent". He is editor of the Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me daily news quiz at, and a film critic at the Raleigh News & Observer. He lives virtually at

Features // 5 Articles
Columns // 67 Articles
Reviews // 15 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

The World Remade: An Interview with the Creators of Alpha Omega | 25 Jun 2008 // 6:00 PM

Glenn McDonald talks to the creators of Alpha Omega about their new table top game, the challenge of game development, and that little Cloverfield mix-up.

You Don't Know What You Think You Know: An Interview with Museum of Hoaxes Curator Alex Boese | 27 Jun 2006 // 8:00 PM

'The scams that advertisers, politicians, and the media get away with frustrate me enormously, and I often wonder why people allow themselves to be manipulated so easily.' Glenn McDonald talks to author and Hoax Expert, Alex Boese


Better Baseball Through Technology | 7 Jul 2013 // 6:30 PM

What happens when parenting, technology and America's Pastime collide?

The Pleasures and Perils of Showbinging | 1 May 2013 // 6:15 PM

The strategy and neologism of showbinging has become the preferred method of assimilating all that great TV out there.


'Crazy Taxi': A Fast and Reckless Trip Down Memory Lane | 18 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

In 1999, I was a traveling freelance video game savant.

The Book of Eli: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and the End of the World | 14 Jun 2010 // 5:52 AM

A clever script and a compelling visual strategy make 'The Book of Eli' a superior post-apocalyptic specimen.


Mario Super Sluggers | 16 Dec 2009 // 7:00 AM

Mario Super Sluggers - Nintendo Wii - Wii [$49.99]

GenCon, Day 2: The Continuum and the Importance of Writers | 17 Aug 2008 // 4:00 AM

Glenn McDonald's coverage of GenCon continues...

//Mixed media


"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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