Douglas Wolk is the author of Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean and Live at the Apollo. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and blogs at

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What’s the magic formula for Google Doodles? Why the shift from ignoring HTML to focusing on design? You don’t need a search engine for answers to these questions.


De facto ringleader Ralf Hütter opens up about the electronic music pioneers’ legacy and how the music environment has changed over the years.

Watchmen, which hits theaters on Friday, is poised to be this year's biggest superhero blockbuster. Based on a legendary comic book series and starring some of Hollywood's hottest leading men (Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson), the film version almost didn't take flight. Douglas Wolk breaks down everything you need to know about it.