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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 NPR.org, and a film critic at the Raleigh News & Observer. He lives virtually at www.glenn-mcdonald.com.


Features

Wednesday, June 25 2008

The World Remade: An Interview with the Creators of Alpha Omega

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.


Tuesday, June 27 2006

You Don't Know What You Think You Know: An Interview with Museum of Hoaxes Curator Alex Boese

'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


Sunday, June 25 2006

A Flowering of Genres: An Interview with Scott McCloud

, by Glenn McDonald - Upon the debut of PopMatters' new PopComix section, one of the medium's most articulate thinkers talks about the creative potential at the nexus of comics and the Web.


Monday, June 5 2006

A Flowering of Genres: An Interview with Scott McCloud

Upon the debut of PopMatters' new PopComix section, one of the medium's most articulate thinkers talks about the creative potential at the nexus of comics and the Web.


Saturday, December 31 1994

You Don't Know What You Think You Know: An Interview with Museum of Hoaxes Curator Alex Boese

'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


Columns

Sunday, July 7 2013

Better Baseball Through Technology

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


Wednesday, May 1 2013

The Pleasures and Perils of Showbinging

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


Monday, February 25 2013

Steven Wright on the Craft of Comedy

"My thing is to get the joke across in as few words as possible." Standup comedy legend Steven Wright talks about his stage persona, Twitter, and the art of the joke.


Thursday, October 25 2012

Halloween Movie Night: Do You Want to Be Mildly Freaked Out or Seriously Traumatized?

Choosing the right movie can spell the difference between an evening of fun thrills and a night of seriously bad dreams.


Sunday, August 26 2012

Who, What, Where, When and Wi-Fi

People are customizing their network names, knowing full well that friends, neighbors and passersby are scanning for free wi-fi all the time.


'Glee' on the Wii [18.Jan.11]
Wii Will Rock You [24.Jun.08]
Gadgets Gone Wild [29.Jan.07]
I Don't Feel Tardy [20.Jul.05]

Reviews

Tuesday, January 18 2011

'Crazy Taxi': A Fast and Reckless Trip Down Memory Lane

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


Monday, June 14 2010

The Book of Eli: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and the End of the World

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


Thursday, March 19 2009

Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic

Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic appears to be aimed at the casual fan who wants to experience the graphic novel without the hassle of, you know, reading it.


Tuesday, September 30 2008

Mario Super Sluggers

With the baseball postseason in full swing, Mario Super Sluggers steps up to the plate with a typically psychedelic take on America's pastime -- and hits an RBI triple.


Tuesday, September 16 2008

Wonder World Amusement Park

Carnival games on the Wii is a great idea whose time has come -- and apparently gone -- without any developer truly realizing the potential of the concept.


Blogs

Wednesday, December 16 2009

Mario Super Sluggers

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


Sunday, August 17 2008

GenCon, Day 2: The Continuum and the Importance of Writers

Glenn McDonald's coverage of GenCon continues...


Saturday, August 16 2008

GenCon, Day 1: Wits, Wagers, and Ranks

Glenn McDonald reports from day one of GenCon, Gary Gygax's annual tabletop and board game convention.


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