At the Comics Professor, friend of the Gutter Mark D. White considers why and how we related to Batman. “Batman’s ongoing struggles with moral inconsistency provide us with a point of reference to consider our own. Most of us have a concept of the good we want to […]
Friend of the Gutter, Mark D. White has a new blog looking at “ethically memorable moments in Captain America’s 50+ years in comics since his Silver Age revival in 1964.” And he begins with Cap in Avengers #4 (1967)!
Pacific-Standard interviews friend of the Gutter Mark D. White about Marvel’s Civil War and how it illustrates ethical conflicts. “Civil War goes back to these classic ideas of liberty versus security that we, at least in America, have been dealing with intensely since 9/11. When it comes to […]
Friend of the Gutter Mark White talks about philosophy and Marvel’s Civil War on NerdSync Podcast. “Marvel’s Civil War is a unique event in the comic book world. It’s not superheroes fighting a giant monster or facing the end of the universe. It’s heroes battling against each other […]
It’s inside you. If you’re talking about blood or cookies, that’s a good thing. You definitely want those inside you. If you’re talking about aliens or zombie viruses, not so much, right? Well, 99% of the time the answer is probably ‘Hell, no!’ but the other 1% makes […]
As Popshifter has pointed out, Suzy Menkes’ article about fashion, could apply to so many other cultural pursuits now: “It is great to see the commentaries from smart bloggers — especially those in countries like China or Russia, where there was, in the past, little possibility of sharing […]
I told my 3 year old that I’d find a bed for his google-eyed dinosaur. “I promise, sweetheart.” Then, after 45 minutes of ducking in and out of his room with him crying and the senile cat howling in the background while I tried to write an article, […]