Posts in Culture
The Long-Lost Creator of the Batman Mythos: Bill Finger’s Story

Batman has become a cultural icon across the globe. Since his first appearance in 1939, every piece of Batman media has featured the credit line, “Created by Bob Kane.” That was until the 2016 film “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” listed another name alongside Kane’s for the first time on the big screen. The name was Bill Finger, the long-lost co-creator of the Batman mythos.

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What IS Up Downtown?

Warm Soda has created an online survey for Alton citizens to submit their opinions about the renovations planned for the downtown area in the coming future — specifically buildings John Simmons of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC and the company Giant City Properties have bought, including Jacoby Arts Center, The Grand Theatre and The Stratford Hotel. Also, seven boxes have been placed around Alton for people to submit their opinions to. Now’s the time to speak for Alton and its most important part: You.

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Old Bakery Beer Company and The Nature Institute Collab on New Brew

The Old Bakery Beer Company and The Nature Institute recently collaborated on a new beer featuring native plant Hairy Mountain Mint. Hairy Mountain Stout’s goal is to bring native plants and local biodiversity to a shared table. We’ll drink to that!

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Rock the Hops was ‘Ale’ Alton Needed to Celebrate Beer, Music and Art

The fourth annual Rock the Hops brought beer samplings, music, art and fun. The festival proved that Alton really knows how to celebrate and appreciate local beer.

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'90s Kids Remember: How teal became an icon of a decade

There is a pallet of design choices that colored the 1990s, especially for the children that grew up during the decade. Though we don’t often associate a color pallet with an entire decade, a “90s kid” would have been hard-pressed to have made it out of the decade without owning at least one piece of clothing or other memorabilia that was not unapologetically teal, purple, yellow or any of their pastel variants.

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