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Batman Is Gay – And Other Homoerotic Comic Book Legends

Essay: Comic book writer Grant Morrison is known for being a bit outrageous. He once organized a “wankathon” to boost sales. And so his recent “outing” of Batman should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, fans of the caped crusader have long had reasons

Batman + Robin (Tony Bowden)
Batman + Robin (Tony Bowden)
Matthias Heine

BERLIN -- Comic book characters can lead unconventional lives. Very few of them are married, or have kids, or a normal job. If minors live with them – unusual, but take Donald Duck as an example – they are "nephews," and we get no clue as to who their parents are or why they live with their uncle.

If the characters live communally, then it is usually men only and the set-up is not without parallels to married life: that's the way it is for Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie, the well-known German comic figures Fix and Foxi, or for that matter, Batman and Robin.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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