Author: Alex M. Parker

Alex Parker is a policy writer in Washington, D.C. with 15 years of journalism experience.
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The Bat-Cow: Batman Goes To The Moo-vies

The biggest question will be whether the Super Pets movie will mark the cinematic debut of the Batman family’s weirdest member—the Bat-Cow.

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An Evening with Batman and Robin

The forgotten story about how Batman and Robin fever swept college campuses in the summer and fall of 1965.

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Trump Kitsch

Trump has built monuments to kitsch throughout his career, and it’s been key since he donned his first Times New Roman-fonted MAGA hat.

Unbreakable Bonds

The last time the U.S. faced a global threat, Batman and Superman did their part—by becoming national pitchmen.


Killing the Joke

The most controversial comic book of all time won’t go away.

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All-In For Alfred

The fascinating history of Batman’s Batman.

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Sans Starship

Sure, bring back Jean-Luc Picard, but keep him out of the captain’s chair.

The Condiment King: An Oral History

DC writers hate him for being a one-note bit that persists over the years, surviving deaths and reboots with a mind and agenda of his own

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Hope in the Stars

How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love New Star Wars Films

Is Batman a Fascist?

A decade after its release, we’re still wrestling with The Dark Knight’s murky politics.

Batwoman in Red

The complicated relationship between the Batman, the ‘woman, and the ‘girl.


The Taste of Death

Batman’s Stupidest Foe Isn’t Just Tragic–He’s Lethal