The Myth of the Batman, or Why I Love Reboots

Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns casts a long shadow over the Batman mythos. Not only is it considered paradigmatic for the character, it's also considered part of the larger comic book canon. I very much doubt DC is interested in challenging that status with a reboot of the premise. But they should. Batman isn't... Continue Reading →

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Marvin Gaye’s Music is the Heartbeat of the City

Released May 20th, 1971, Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" is undeniably one of the greatest albums of the 20th Century. ¬†While superficially one long lament, Gaye's characteristic depth and soul -- unmatched on Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) -- turn a eulogy for mankind into a call for hope. The album's theme -- the individual... Continue Reading →

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