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Santa’s helper — in blackface

The Dutch version of St. Nicholas arrived Saturday in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, “Black Pete.” White people often don blackface makeup to play the character in parades across the country. Opponents …

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joker

joker

<p class="body-text”>Every iteration of The Joker since the Clown Prince of Crime was first introduced onscreen in 1966 has told a different story. Cesar Romero’s Joker in the 1966 live-action series Batman was a laid-back goofball that skipped around Gotham in sinister glee; Jack Nicholson presented Joker as an erratic, …

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