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 …

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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 …

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