Baby welcomed to the world by Heath Ledger's Joker, which seems about right, really

In what can only be considered an appropriate introduction to the current state of our actively on-fire planet, a doctor recently delivered a baby dressed as Heath Ledger’s Joker. The man costumed as an internet-popular nihilistic sociopath caught the baby at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, thus…

Mark Hamill gives Trump’s wire-tapping tweets the maniacal reading they deserve

Even given the incredibly low bar he has set over the course of his many decades in public life, Donald Trump’s wire-tapping tweets seemed to break new ground for the Commander in Chief. The direct connection between fringe, far-right talk-radio conspiracy theorizing and a verbatim message from one of the nation’s…

Oscar in the utility belt: 9 actors who won Academy Awards after playing comic-book characters

1. Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: First Class (2011) (Oscar in 2013)
For many actors, superpowers come after superstardom: Comic-book film adaptations have become big business, and these days studios are less likely to hand a potential franchise over to the unproven likes of a Christopher Reeve or a Brandon Routh. There…