Best Dressed at SXSW

Here's a short list of some SXSW styles. I asked each person to describe their style in three words. Desiree Romero (above) answered, "Japan meets Egyptian." » 3/23/15 1:00pm 3/23/15 1:00pm

Why Harley Quinn Is Batman's Most Tragic Character

There's certainly no shortage of tragic characters roaming the streets of Gotham — from the orphaned, crime-fighting socialite with a penchant for spelunking to the once-promising DA with a now visible dark side. But does Batman's grimmest story actually belong to Gotham's (other) psychotic clown? » 1/19/15 4:20pm 1/19/15 4:20pm

Watch Dachshund Batman and Robin Fight Crime 

There's villainy afoot on the streets of Gotham tonight but fear not! Dachshund Batman and Robin are here, ready to fight for good and justice! » 1/04/15 9:30pm 1/04/15 9:30pm

Batman's Movie-Sidekick Robin Is Finally a Woman (Maybe)

Filming for 2016's mega-mega-blockbuster Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is motoring right along, preparing to destroy villains and box offices the world over. Ben Affleck is cast as the controversial Batman, of course, and Henry Cavill will reprise his role as a detrimentally uncontroversial Superman. Now,… » 10/17/14 6:10pm 10/17/14 6:10pm

Superheroes Make Shitty Husbands

News that Walmart is peddling a "Training to be Batman's Wife" T-shirt to juniors has raised ire for its retrograde bullshittery. Lost in the ruckus is the fact that it's not just offensive for its sexism — it's offensive because Batman is the type of douche that no woman would realistically go for. Surely there's a… » 10/01/14 12:20pm 10/01/14 12:20pm

10 Times When Comics And Movies Sexualized Male Superheroes

You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples. » 8/28/14 10:59am 8/28/14 10:59am

SWAT Team Members in Superhero Costumes Go Rappelling for Sick Kids

Here's little bit of cheerful, charming news out of Colorado: A bunch of SWAT team members took the time to suit up in superhero costumes and rappel down the side of the local children's hospital, as a treat for the sick kids. » 8/15/14 6:30pm 8/15/14 6:30pm

This Preschooler's Commencement Speech Has Life All Figured Out

Did you have any career plans as a preschooler? Probably not; at that age, most of us aspire to little more than cookies for dinner and cartoons all day, every day. » 5/29/14 10:40am 5/29/14 10:40am

Here Is The First Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman

Zack Snyder has finally tweeted a look at his new Batman (played by Ben Affleck) for the still untitled Batman Vs. Superman movie. Aaaaaand the new batsuit has veins. [Edit not veins possibly seams, massive high res. image updated]. Take a look. » 5/13/14 9:23am 5/13/14 9:23am

Here's How The Lego Movie Should Have Ended

It is a scientifically proven and totally undisputed fact that The Lego Movie is the greatest movie ever made. It makes Gone With the Wind look like Freddie Got Fingered. But we're not here to debate or discuss that (because obviously it's true so what's there to talk about). But in this new video we get a look at how… » 5/02/14 2:00pm 5/02/14 2:00pm

Your Morning Cry: S.F. Turned Into Gotham for 5-Year-Old's Make-a-Wish

Young Miles is getting a dream come true thanks to the clever people at Make-a-Wish Foundation. On November 15, the five-year-old, who has leukemia, will spend the day crime fighting his way around San Francisco with his favorite superhero, Batman. » 11/01/13 10:00am 11/01/13 10:00am

Amateur Bat Dad Is Hilarious to Everyone Except His Family

So, on the one hand, "Bat Dad" (no relation to this more famous Bat Dad) is funny — the cadence of his Batman voice is spot-on and he regularly saves his family from their greatest foe, mundanity. On the other hand, Jesus Christ would it suck to live in a house with this guy. I think the only family member still… » 9/21/13 1:02pm 9/21/13 1:02pm

Justin Bieber: Internet's Best Troll, or Batman's New Robin?

I'll be honest: sometime around the monkey-abandoning incident in Germany, I hopped aboard the Justin Bieber hatemobile, which is basically just an overloaded jalopy driven by a foul-tempered orangutan named #1JoostinHatrr (apes can't spell). I was convinced we were watching the very public entropy of a… » 9/14/13 11:15am 9/14/13 11:15am

Internet Is Going Kinda Nuts About Ben Affleck Playing Batman

Matt Damon's better (?) half is strapping on some plastic wings for the role of Batman in Warner Bros.' Man of Steel sequel. Twitter is going wild debating whether or not he's the best choice, but it's happening so we're all gonna have to down some wine and deal. » 8/22/13 10:30pm 8/22/13 10:30pm

Today in Good Ideas: Post-Mastectomy Bat-Nipples

It’s probably pretty difficult for women facing a double mastectomy to marshall the soul-cleansing gallows-humor people use to deal with tragic shit, but fun nipple tattoos certainly help, especially if those fun nipple tattoos are fun Batman-themed nipple tattoos. » 8/15/13 9:45pm 8/15/13 9:45pm

Wonderful Rumor of the Day: Ryan Gosling Could Be Batman

There's a completely wonderful (and highly unlikely) rumor stuck in the interwebs today, and that is that Canadian tourism spokesperson and possible maple syrup fetishist Ryan Gosling is on a short list of actors to play old Batman in the recently-announced Batman Vs. Superman movie from Warner Bros. » 8/04/13 6:00pm 8/04/13 6:00pm

Batman Cosplay Piano Proves That Danny Elfman’s Theme Was Awesome

The new, gritty Batman movies are fine, but there’s one thing that they were all sorely lacking: composer Danny Elfman’s theme music. Also, a very BDSM Catwoman suit. Oh, and batsuits with nipples, clearly an innovation born out of late 90s sartorial decadence. If you thought Sonya Belosouva’s Walking Dead » 4/29/13 11:20pm 4/29/13 11:20pm

Meet the First Lady to Draw Batman Since His Inception in 1939

In 2012, Becky Cloonan became the first woman to draw Batman [update: first woman to draw Batman on the main title] since the superhero debuted in 1939. "It feels good to be the first," she says, "but I didn't think about it when I was drawing. I was just excited: I'm drawing Batman!" » 2/08/13 9:30am 2/08/13 9:30am

NBC Interns Sit-In for Anchors, Awkwardly Discuss Batman

These NBC interns have to find something to discuss as they sit in for a run through, but their best efforts to mull over some inoffensive happening in pop culture are thwarted by a Batman nerd, who nasally spouts opinions about the movie as a whole ("There is way too much happening inside it"), as well as Anne… » 9/03/12 11:15pm 9/03/12 11:15pm

Squash-Faced Cats Dressed as Super Heroes Is the Viral Blockbuster of…

When the city is in need, these superhero cats will do everything they can to help (i.e. look on indifferently then passive-aggressively poop on the bed). » 7/27/12 7:45pm 7/27/12 7:45pm