90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Superman Turns 75

(Copyright © 2011 DC Comics)

(Copyright © 2011 DC Comics)

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the birth of Superman in DC Comics and there’s a lot to celebrate: the latest film incarnation, “Man of Steel,” comes out in theaters in coming weeks and Larry Tye’s book “Superman-The High Flying History Of America’s Most Enduring Hero” will be out in paperback.

We revisit our conversation with Tye about the continuing popularity of the man of steel.

This conversation was originally broadcast in 2012.

Guest:

  • Larry Tye, author

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 21 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

October 21 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

October 20 Comment

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

October 20 Comment

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the "farm to table" trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.