“The Dark Knight” — the new Batman movie — make $155 million over the weekend. One cannot help wondering what sort of message the movie reflects in us considering its vast amounts of spilled guts, buckets of blood and unmitigated gore. How do we contend with the strange, inhuman, joy found in the shared popularity of public killings?
Heath Ledger is dead at 28. If he were not famous — would he deserve the celebrity mega-media coverage being blanketed upon us in the wake of his wake?