Holy milestones, Batman! Detective Comics, where the caped crusader debuted on March 30, 1939, will reach issue No. 1,000 on Wednesday, just days before the hero’s 80th birthday. “It is evidence of the greatness and power of the Batman concept that the character has appeared continuously over eight decades,” Peter Sanderson, a comic book historian, said. NEW YORK TIMES In a photo provided by DC, the cover of 1000th issue of Batman. The hero’s journey to this milestone is filled with many memorable moments, from his debut, to Robin’s and Batgirl’s and more. Holy milestones, Batman! Detective Comics, where the caped crusader debuted on March 30, 1939, will reach issue No. 1,000 on Wednesday, just days before the hero’s 80th birthday. “It is evidence of the greatness and power of the Batman concept that the character has appeared continuously over eight decades,” Peter Sanderson, a comic book historian, said. Growing … [Read more...] about Batman is turning 80. Fighting crime must pay.
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Illinois at Gophers men’s basketball THREE THINGS TO WATCH: Old-fashioned shootout – Fans braving the record-cold (minus-50 degrees wind chill expected) weather Wednesday night to show up at Williams Arena should be treated to a shootout when two of the Big Ten's top scoring offenses face off. Coming off their highest scoring regulation game since Richard Pitino’s first season in 2013-14, the Gophers aren’t going to want to play an ugly, grind-it-out game Wednesday night against Illinois. In a 92-87 victory Sunday against Iowa, Minnesota scored 55 points and shot 65 percent from the field in the first half. Pitino’s team had to score early and often to keep up with the Hawkeyes, who have the No. 1 scoring offense (78.0 points per game) in Big Ten play. Minnesota (71.1) and Illinois (70.1) are also two of the highest scoring teams in the conference, ranking fourth and fifth, respectively. The Gophers should be more confident playing at home, … [Read more...] about Pregame: Expect a shootout for Gophers vs. Illinois on Wednesday night
Culture Movies & TV David Schwimmer will be back on NBC this fall in multiple episodes of the Will & Grace revival, Deadline reported Wednesday. The Friends star will be recurring as a new love interest for Debra Messing’s Grace in Season 10 of the series. He is set to appear in five episodes at the moment, the publication said. Schwimmer, who played Ross on the popular comedy series, will also be an executive producer of a BBC Two adaptation of a stage play, Love, according to The Hollywood Reporter in July. The TV adaptation will air in the late fall in the U.K. Above, the cast of "Friends" is pictured in an episodic still from "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" in 2001. A few cast members have new roles coming up. Warner Bros. Television Recommended Slideshows 101 The 100 Best Films of All Time, According to Critics 61 In Pictures: The 30 Highest-Paid Actors in the World 81 50 Surprising Facts About Queen Elizabeth II As for the … [Read more...] about Where Is the Cast of ‘Friends’ Now? David Schwimmer Lands ‘Will & Grace’ Season 10 Role
Denver’s latest stab at guiding development and land use for the next decade or two in the growth-fatigued city has added even more complexity to an evolving plan. City officials are proposing four classifications to promote varying degrees of change or stability, neighborhood by neighborhood, as part of the updated “Blueprint Denver” plan. Their aim is for a new level of sophistication that might stave off some of the intense development and rezoning fights seen in recent years. Planners are taking that and other proposed changes on the road in coming weeks to community workshop meetings across the city. The first is Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School in southeast Denver. The 2002 Blueprint Denver land use and transportation plan is one of four plans undergoing updates or being written for the first time as part of a two-year citywide planning effort called “Denveright.” The original Blueprint plan’s simplicity … [Read more...] about Latest version of Denver’s Blueprint plan recognizes that not all neighborhood change is created equal
Last Month of Meteorological Summer Wednesday marks the first day of August and the start of the last full month of meteorological summer. Puffy clouds may give way to a few showers and storms as a cool front slides through. Thursday will feel a touch like September as temperatures dip into the 70s. High Temps Wednesday A cool front will scoot through the state on Wednesday, which will bring scattered showers and storms to the region. Note that temps won't be all that warm across the northern part of the state with highs not even making it into the 70s. Highs will struggle to get to 80F even in the Twin Cities, which will be nearly 5F below average for the first day of August. Typical Late July Weather Thanks to the National Weather Service out of the Twin Cities for the graphic below, which precipitation chances and timing as we head through the day Wednesday. Note that precipitation chances will be greatest across the northern and northeastern part of the state … [Read more...] about Is a Warming Climate Creating More Home Runs?