The Watchmen movie comes out on Friday and we are just SO excited! If you don't know about the graphic novel that started the entire trend of graphic novels, you are in for a treat. Head here to buy the book and start cramming for the opening. Obviously we haven't seen the movie yet, but the trailers have us all atwitter. Here they are for your review.
Originally sold for 10 cents in 1938, the first edition of the comic book that launched Superman as an action hero is worth around $126,000 today. Stephen Fishler, who is in charge of the auction, considers the book to be the Holy Grail of comic books for most collectors since there are only 100 copies of this first edition.
Read a transcript of President Barack Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress, concerning the economic stimulus plan, health care, education and more, from February 24, 2009, and discuss the state of the states in The Takeaway's "user-annotated" document viewer.
You may have heard that there was this awards show in Hollywood last night. We wake up way too early in the morning to stay up and actually watch the show, but we put together a little recap of the winners.
But the big winner last night was Slumdog Millionaire taking home Best Picture and Best Director nods along with six other Oscars. And, the young cast members charmed the pants off the red carpet denizens (including David Carr). We psychically knew that the film would hit big, which is why we had not one, but two segments on the film. Congratulations all!
Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner asked for a new six-word motto for the United States. He's picked his finalists (in ALL CAPS) over on his blog, but we're asking for yours too. Vote on your favorite motto below, then add your own!
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