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Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's hard to get by just upon a smile




* Metropolis: The Real-Life Town That Superman Couldn't Save:

Until the 1970s, the tiny southern Illinois town of Metropolis had two claims to fame: The long-demolished fort George Washington had founded nearby, and the Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility, which employed hundreds of its citizens. But in June 1972, the Illinois House of Representatives and DC Comics gave Metropolis a new history. They declared it the official hometown of Superman.

* This article was originally published in GQ in March 1985: The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko.

* Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world............

Posted by Marie at January 18, 2015 7:12 PM