Dark Knight a right-winger’s dream? NOT LIKELY

Bane creator Chuck Dixon calls himself a "lifelong conservative"

Hollywood's influence over popular culture and politics is hard to deny. In this election period Republicans have been getting revved up over "The Dark Knight Rises" (reviewed in this week's edition by Kevin Bowen) because of a recent controversy. Some members of the party have accused Bane, the villain, of being a Mitt Romney clone. The ultra-conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh defended the ... more >