Author: Alex M. Parker

Alex Parker is a policy writer in Washington, D.C. with 15 years of journalism experience.
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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.

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Unbreakable Bonds

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

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Killing the Joke

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

Alfred Pennyworth

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

Star Wars

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.

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The Taste of Death

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

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