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A Ramadan Birthday Dinner

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion
Fran Moreland Johns

This was not just a celebratory dinner, it was an Iftar dinner, the sunset meal at which Muslims break the fast they have observed since sunrise.

There's One Big Thing You Missed On 'How I Met Your Mother'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

Even though it's been more than a year since the show came to an end, "How I Met Your Mother" continues to get more and more legendary. Alyson Hanniga...

The World's Most Slappable Sidekick Isn't So Slappable Anymore

Jordan Hart | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

In the wondrous, and always sharply opinionated, world of comic book fandom, there are few characters as polarizing as Batman's sidekick, Robin. Plenty of fans out there would like nothing more than to see his grappling hook malfunction over shark-infested waters.

Who Should Play Robin Opposite Ben Affleck's Batman?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment

The news of Ben Affleck portraying Batman sparked more heated reactions than any casting decision in recent memory. Which raises the question: What wi...

An Interview With Grant Morrison About the Death of Robin

Bryan Young | Posted 05.23.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

Batman came back, but it seems as though this Robin is dead for good. There have been a few different deaths of Batman's greatest ally, but none have been as meaningful to one single writer as this one has.

The Hero Gotham Deserves, But Not The One 'Justice League' Needs

Adam Clement | Posted 03.22.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Clement

I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In fact, I Joseph Gordon-Love him -- have since Rian Johnson's Brick. I find myself torn, then, between better instincts and the recent rumor that originated on HitFix reporting that Gordon-Levitt would "absolutely" be Batman according to their "sources."

A Case for Comic Books, Part 1: A Woman Named Raven

Clarence Haynes | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Clarence Haynes

I've recently started to read comic books again, both new and anthologized titles, with the habit jumpstarted by DC Comics' 2011 re-launch of its line.

New Batman Revealed

Bryan Young | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Bryan Young

Batman #13 propels Joker into the spotlight once again. And it's lethal, scary, and unsettling.

Holy Smokes, Batman! 'The Dark Knight' Meets Robin

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment

The "Dark Knight Rises" rumor mill has been heating up in the weeks leading up to the film's release on July 20. Fanboys and fangirls alike have been ...

'Glass House': Is Robin Losing It?

Posted 09.01.2012 | TV

Reality shows that package people together in confined spaces can be mentally draining, but is Robin really cracking up after only three weeks in "The...

An Interview With Superman's New Writer!

Bryan Young | Posted 08.11.2012 | Books
Bryan Young

Word came to me late last week that a brand new team will take over one of DC's biggest characters, Superman. They announce officially tonight, but we have the scoop in advance.

Chatting with Batman: Arkham City's Sefton Hill & Dax Ginn, Plus Katy B, and Introducing StevieMix

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Penguin vs. Batman Debate: Is John McCain The Penguin?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Look at how prescient the creators of the television series Batman wound up being this many years later.

Did This Knight Have To Be So Dark?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With The Dark Knight, we get such a boundary-breaking piece of pulp whose noir is so effective that, we most likely will see comic books and their relative movie and TV franchises adopt an even darker tone.

Batman & Robin (1997): Why George Clooney is the Worst Batman

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin pulls off a neat trick: it turns Batman into a joke without being funny at all.

Batman Forever (1995): I'm OK, Batman's OK

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

You look at the cast of Batman Forever and wonder "What went wrong?" Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face? Nicole Kidman as the love interest? Sexy! Instead Jones goes way over-the-top and Kidman reads like she's in a 1-900 ad.

Batman (1943): Rounding Up the Shifty-Eyed Japs

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Given Pearl Harbor, and Hollywood's track record with stereotypes before Pearl Harbor, the racism towards Japanese people in 1943's Batman serial is unsurprising.