Alvin Draper is an art-thief because Tim stole a piece from a museum as evidence in the early issues of Red Robin. He was using Alvin Draper as an alias when he entered and left the country, and so he was a suspect because of the speed of his arrival and departure.
He first uses the alias, as far as I know, in the early Robin comics, when he signs up for a summer camp that he thinks is getting kids involved in some illicit stuff. At least, that's the earliest use of it I can think of. He uses it again when he helps Steph out, since he can't give her his real name (or even show his real face). The other instance I can think of it showing up is him using it as an alias when he visits Jason in prison.
I know this is a late reply, but if it helps anyway, apparently they were drawn more extensive than they originally were meant to. Originally they were meant to be a lot less severe, but they ended up looking cool, so the writer kept them the way they looked. :P
It's possible, but I don't think it'll be any time soon, if he does. After Dick, he's the next logical character to take the mantle, once he's older. But as of right now? He's young, they don't need another Batman (they've got enough), and he's asserting his own individuality. He's gone to a darker, more "Batman-like" place over the last while, but he's also striking out on his own.
I do think it's possible in the future, though. He resents who future!Tim was in the arcs where we've met Batman!Tim, but at the same time, he knows that having a Batman is necessary. He'd take the role if no one else (deserving, in his mind, and just) were filling it.
Tim's currently not doing anything school-related (highschool drop out) but apparently that'll be addressed soon, according to the current writer of Red Robin. How 'soon' is another question, of course.
I'm pretty pleased with this video. I didn't know a lot a lot about Bane before. :) And I'm happy with the choice of Bane as the next villain. I'm sure Nolan'll do him justice, and give him the brains and the brawn.
The thing that was bugging me at first-- the ethnicity of the actor, as much as I like the actor-- I realise now isn't as bad as it seemed. I'd only realised recently that Bane wasn't (at least not completely) Hispanic. It's still a little iffy, but at least it's not a completely Hispanic character being cast with a Caucasian.
To clarify: I think it'd have been great if he was cast with a Hispanic actor-- there are great ones, and it'd be nice to get some more diversified representation-- but at least it's not... he's not pulling an MNS (like with The Last Airbender). At least the character's not supposed to be completely Hispanic. :|a