During a single year of the not-great Harding presidency, four great cartoonists came into the world. Two of those 1922-born men died recently -- "The Family Circus" creator Bil Keane in November and the Joker creator (some say co-creator) Jerry Robinson in December.
The Boulder, Colorado-based Newton Running is a rookie star growing at a rate of 100 percent a year. Their running shoes are the first choice for star Ironman triathletes such as Michelle Jones and Craig Alexander.
Not quite as much fun as Thor, not nearly as bad as Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger feels less like an exciting comic-book-hero movie than required reading for a course called The Avengers, arriving in theaters next summer.
Growing up in Australia with two brothers in an intense house, Chris fondly remembers his dad always taking him surfing and encouraging him to be active. Chris credits a lot of who he is as person to his father.
This weekend's release reflects the industry's increasing reliance on that forbidden joy of my childhood -- the comic book -- to justify its existence. But many of the nation's critics readily drank the Thor Kool-Aid.