We love to hate villains, but entertainment certainly wouldn’t be the same without them. They are the necessary evil that defines every hero, but what exactly is a villain? Hear from a TV critic, an academic and a comic book writer for a night all about villains.
BostonTalks is WGBH’s smarter happy hour. It’s smarter because we feature speakers, and it’s happy hour because we offer a variety of affordable beer, wine and cider.
Boston Globe TV Critic
Matthew Gilbert is a TV critic at The Boston Globe and has interviewed authors such as David Foster Wallace, and Richard Ford, in addition to movie stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep. In addition to being an author and a guest lecturer, Gilbert’s work has appeared in many other newspapers and magazines across the country.
Doctoral Student at Boston University
Frankie Vanaria is a Boston University Ph.D. student specializing in Hollywood cinema and film theory. He is particularly interested in the work of Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Director for the movie The Shape of Water.
Host and Founder for the League of Ordinary Gentlemen Comic Book Podcast
A comic book lover and writer, Matt Dursin is the host of a podcast about comic books, movies, video games and more. He is the author of the new comic book Robin Hood: Outlaw of the 21st Century. His all-time favorite villain? The Joker.
Meet the host:
Edgar B. Herwick III
Along with BostonTalks, Edgar hosts WGBH’s Curiosity Desk, where he digs a little deeper into topics in the news, explores the off-beat and searches for answers to questions in the world around us.
You must be at least 21 with a valid ID to attend. Beer, wine and
hard cider is available for purchase.
This is a networking-style event. Limited seating will be available.
Photo credit: Don Bernstein
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