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kelly-tweeddale's picture
Jul.13.2012
It used to be that every boy needed a super hero and every girl needed an alter ego.  The super hero gave the boy confidence and an outlet for his testosterone-induced macho complex.  The alter ego gave the girl the opportunity to be everything that society said she couldn’t.  When I...
carole-mackin's picture
Jul.12.2012
  Almost no one believed the old man’s story at the town meeting.  He claimed to have seen the thing that carried off the cats and made the ear-shattering screams.  He said it started the end of August and was a Hollywood publicity stunt to promote the re-issue of a Batman movie. All...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jul.12.2012
When I was a kid, I used to be scared of the Batman opening. I know that sounds silly but it's true. It was in reruns and I had no idea it was supposed to be funny. I took it very seriously; that there were villians like the Penguin, Catwoman and the Joker lurking around. Since I grew up in the...
s-scott-whitaker's picture
Jul.12.2012
PRETTY BOYS MAKE GOTHAM GRAVES It starts when I zip myself in.Every piece of flesh tenderly tuckedand socked away.  Every zipperstraight as a first date. Impressions have to be made. The suit feels like a woman’s touch,like I’m wearing my lover’s skin. There’s no tender kiss. The suit...
angela-readman's picture
Jul.12.2012
It had to be Batman, always, when I was little. I didn't know why. I didn't have a cape or a costume but I tied my coat round my shoulders and ran round the playground chasing this boy I liked, I was five. Yes, I said, we'd play Batman, I'd be Robin, no problem, so that's what we did. He didn't...
smartryk-foster's picture
Jul.11.2012
...Wow, it's been almost 2 years since my previous (and first) blog post. It feels like it's only been a few weeks.  That's what happens, I suppose, when a person is thinking about other things. Over the past 4 years, I've been in college. I wanted to start my own business. A publishing...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Jul.11.2012
Remembering My Bat “Woman” / Batman like Triumph  By Bernadette A. Moyer I wish I could remember the name of the book but I was just a teen when I read it. It all sounded so glamorous. The main character was a female and she drove a white exterior and tan leather interior Jaguar XJ6 and she...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Jul.11.2012
It is clear that the world has not sufficiently processed its obsession with superheroes, and as a result, we're experiencing a whole new cycle of films; The Avengers, Spiderman and Batman in which superheroes teach us lessons about what it's really like to live an extraordinary life. The...
robin-s-rosenberg's picture
Jul.10.2012
This blog post is adapted from the book What’s the Matter with Batman? An Unauthorized Clinical Look Under the Mask of the Caped Crusader, by Robin. S. Rosenberg.   In my last post, I discussed Batman’s mental health and wanted to “get out of the way” some obvious “issues” that Batman seems to...
red-room-well-red's picture
Jul.10.2012
(Updated July 27th, 2012.) Our CEO, Ivory Madison, told me a story years ago about meeting Michael Uslan and how he inspired her. For an entire decade, every Hollywood studio told Uslan that no one would ever make a Batman movie—Batman was dead. But he believed in his childhood hero, in the power...