“[Superman] was created in the Depression to be a champion to the oppressed. We’re in a different kind of depression now and I think to put Superman back in that place — to make him very much a champion of the oppressed, the underdog and an outlaw rather than a patriot figure or someone who works with the police — that’s what we want to do. To bring him back to his roots.” Vulture chats with Grant Morrison, whose book Supergods came out earlier this week.
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- On August 20th, the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival will be held, with writers including Bernice L. McFadden, Rick Moody, and R. Erica Doyle in attendance.
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