And the Joker Got Away: An Oral History of ‘Christmas with the Joker’

Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy and producer Paul Dini reflect on the Joker’s first appearance in ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ and how it set the definitive tone for the Batman vs. Joker rivalry

How ‘Why So Serious?’ Became This Century’s Best Summer Movie Tagline — and Then a Punchline

The provocative ‘Dark Knight’ phrase encapsulated the blockbuster’s dark brilliance. But more than a decade later, it’s turned into a dismissive shorthand for self-serious event films.

Playing the Joker Is Now the Greatest Acting Challenge of Our Time

Hollywood has set a weird precedent by treating the clown who does crimes like a Shakespearean role

Harley Quinn Is a Character 500 Years in the Making

To truly understand DC Comics’ breakout star, we’ve got to go all the way back to the 16th century — and the fabulous legacy of commedia dell’arte