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Alan Moore

Alan Moore is a celebrated writer of comics and graphic novels whose work includes V for Vendetta (1982, with artist David Lloyd) and Watchmen (1986-87, with artist Dave Gibbons). Moore became a big …

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman is a Canadian actress who plays Miss Jupiter (Silk Spectre II) in the 2009 film version of Alan Moore's graphic novel, Watchmen (also starring Billy Crudup). Born in Sweden, Akerman was…

Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder is known for his highly-stylized "comic book" movies, from 300 (2006) to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). He got his start in films by making TV commercials and music videos. H…

Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup is a darkly handsome stage and film actor known for taking serious-minded roles on stage and a variety of wild and intense roles on screen. Billy Crudup gained notice as the rebellious br…

John Donne: Expostulation

ExpostulationJohn Donne MY God, my God, I know (for thou hast said it) that “he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep”: [Ps. 121:4] but shall not that Israel, over wh…

Brewer's: Bellman

Before the new police force was established, watchmen or bellmen used to parade the streets at night, and at Easter a copy of verses was left at the chief houses in the hope of obtaining an…

Christina Rossetti: Sleep at Sea

Sleep at SeaSound the deep waters:— Who shall sound that deep?— Too short the plummet, And the watchmen sleep. Some dream of effort Up a toilsome steep; Some dream of pasture grounds F…

Brewer's: Hawkubites

(3 syl.). Street bullies in the reign of Queen Anne. It was their delight to molest and ill-treat the old watchmen, women, children, and feeble old men who chanced to be in the streets afte…