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  • Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary

    Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary
    It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most paranoid, skeptical superhero of all time to play along with that lie. Batman himself was once named "Bat-Man," and throughout 75 years of Bat-soap opera, everyone from his Bat-family to his Bat-enemies have worn the cape and cowl. And about that anniversary date: It's as arbitrarily concocted as Sweetest Day — even DC Comics, which declared July 23 is Batman Day, formally recognizes March 30, 1939, as his debut (i.e., the publishing date of the May 1939 issue of "Detective Comics," in which Batman first fought crime).
  • World's Greatest Podcast: Hoarding & Pat Quinn's sleeping habits

    The conversation hit on really just two topics today when Mary, John Williams and I had our weekly chat on WGN AM 720. First was the issue of how important it is for Gov. Pat Quinn to stay in the...

    Happy Sweetest Day: Do you have sweets for your sweet?

    Sure, we all know about Halloween and Valentine's Day and Arbor Day -- but did you know Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 is Sweetest Day?

    Romance for fakers

    Romance for fakers
    You want to be romantic — OK, scratch that. You actually don't want to be romantic, but Someone wants you to be romantic and you don't want to lose Someone to Someone Else. Problem is, you don't really do sentimental. Or rapturous. Or feelings, for...

    New details surface in the 2008 slayings of Jennifer Hudson's relatives

    New details surface in the 2008 slayings of Jennifer Hudson's relatives
    Jennifer Hudson's career was soaring in the fall of 2008, but the Oscar-winning actress and singer still found time to check in with her mother back in Chicago every day between 9 and 11 a.m. So when Hudson hadn't heard from her mom by late in the...