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Ceci Bastida's second full-length album, La Edad De La Violencia, was released this June. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind

La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.

"What Batman provides, what all superheroes provide is this notion that good will triumph over evil," says author Glen Weldon. "That evil will have its day, but there will be somebody up there who will keep trying, who will keep looking out for us. ... He's catharsis in a cape." Above, Adam West, as Batman, makes a road safety film with child actors in Kensington, London in the late 1960s. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Monkey See

At 75, Batman Still Seeks Justice, Not Revenge

Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but "it's not a vendetta, it's a crusade," says author Glen Weldon. "He represents the idea of: 'This thing that happened to me? Never again.' "

China Central Television anchor Rui Chenggang is the latest high-profile person to be arrested in China's massive anti-corruption drive. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Parallels

Celebrity News Anchor Swept Up In China's Anti-Corruption Effort

The government has already swept up 25,000 officials this year. The most recent high-profile victim is CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang, but it's not clear what he's suspected of doing.

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"What Batman provides, what all superheroes provide is this notion that good will triumph over evil," says author Glen Weldon. "That evil will have its day, but there will be somebody up there who will keep trying, who will keep looking out for us. ... He's catharsis in a cape." Above, Adam West, as Batman, makes a road safety film with child actors in Kensington, London in the late 1960s. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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