Why Spiderman is Such a Good Dancer

Friday, June 21, 2013

For over a decade (according to Know Your Meme), Dancing Spiderman has been shuffling and swaying online. Sometimes he dances in obscurity, sometimes people pay attention. I recently noticed him on the front page of reddit, which means a lot of people were watching him again, in the animated ...

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Deal Reached in Spiderman Director's Lawsuit

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Director Julie Taymor has reached a deal in New York to settle a lawsuit she brought over the Broadway production of "Spider-Man."


It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Liberal Lessons of the Summer Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aside from the coincidence of a villain named Bane (this one destroys cities, not companies), we'll have to wait until this weekend to see if the Dark Knight fits the bill as a modern day Robin Hood (and whether he'd support a Robin Hood Tax).

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The Takeaway

Marvel Comics Editor on the New Spider-Man

Monday, December 26, 2011

In August, a brand new Spider-Man was introduced to the world: his name is Miles Morales, and he's a half-Latino, half-African-American teenager. Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, was killed off over the summer, and Marvel creators seized the opportunity to diversify the beloved American superhero series.

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The Takeaway

Peter Parker to Miles Morales: A New Spider-Man Is Born

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Everybody was talking about Spider-Man this week. But it wasn't the dangers of the Broadway show, or the latest actor to be playing Spidey on the silver screen. Most conversation revolved around the comic book itself, and the death of longtime character Peter Parker in the Ultimate Spider-Man series from Marvel. He's been replaced with a new protagonist: a half-Latino, half-African-American teenager named Miles Morales. We had two expert guests on the show to talk about their perspectives: Vice Magazine's Nicholas Gazin, and Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. See how our coverage of the new Spider-Man character developed, what listeners and guests had to say. 

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Union: Julie Taymor Owed Money for Work on 'Spider-Man' Musical

Thursday, June 09, 2011

The union representing Julie Taymor, former director of "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," said she's owed royalties for her work on the show.


WQXR Features

Too Big to Fail? Met Opera's 'Ring' Set Raises New Questions

Monday, May 02, 2011

The Met’s 45-ton set piece for its new Ring cycle, which opened the current season with a new production of Das Rheingold and now commands the stage in the cycle’s second opera, Die Walküre, continues to present unexpected challenges to performers.

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