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Superman may like to spend his days dabbling in journalism, but if I had to choose a superhero to accompany me on a tag-team undercover assignment, Clark Kent wouldn’t make the cut. Hell, at the first sign of danger (in my life, it’s usually a recalcitrant District bureaucrat), he’d be ducking into a phone booth to change outfits. Tintin, the cartoon reporter created by Hergé, would be my top choice. During his days as a reporter, Tintin may have written few stories, conducted few interviews, and filed few expense reports—but so what? Whether he was taking down the Mafia in Tintin in America or busting up a drug ring in The Blue Lotus, Tintin never once resorted to wearing tights. And that’s important in this town. Learn more about the merits of various superhero reporters as part of the Newseum’s family day, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Newseum’s Broadcast Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free (tickets required). (703) 284-3544. (Felix Gillette)