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'SNL' MOCKS 'SPIDER-MAN's' JULIE TAYMOR: Video Clip of the Day

"Saturday Night Live" has officially turned "Spider-Man" director Julie Taymor's ouster from the director's chair into a firing. Kristen Wiig did her cutting impression of the Tony-winning director/designer last night, just days after "Turn Off the Dark" producers announced...

By Michael Cavna  | March 13, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General, Superheroes  
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'SPIDER-MAN' TURNS OFF THE LIGHTS: Show to shutter in April; open June 15

As expected by some entertainment observers, Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will shut down for more than two weeks as the troubled production's new creative team rushes in like emergency mechanics, ready to install their overhaul. The lead...

By Michael Cavna  | March 11, 2011; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General, Superheroes  | Tags:  Philip William McKinley, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark  
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'SPIDER-MAN' SPINS NEW COURSE: New creative team, summer opening announced [UPDATED]

Note: This article originally published at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday. For weeks, rumors have swirled that Julie Taymor was hanging on by a thread. Now, the producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" -- aka Broadway's most expensive musical ever...

By Michael Cavna  | March 9, 2011; 8:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General, Superheroes  | Tags:  Bono and the Edge, Broadway, Julie Taymor, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark  
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WOMEN'S DAY GOOGLE 'DOODLE': Today's logo invites you to world's bridges to mark 100th year

Today, Google does more than spotlight the 100th year of International Women's Day with its home-page "doodle," in which brightly hued profiles mark the social, political and economic advances of women the world over. By clicking on the company's...

By Michael Cavna  | March 8, 2011; 2:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  General  | Tags:  Google Doodle, International Women's Day  
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Amid revolution, Arab cartoonists draw attention to their cause

Note: A somewhat truncated version of this article appears in the print edition of today's Washington Post. Comic-book translator DALIA ZIADA (image courtesy of Dalia Ziada) It was August of 2006 when Dalia Ziada, a young Egyptian writer, discovered her...

By Michael Cavna  | March 7, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General, The Comic Book, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Amr Okasha, Arab cartoonists, Babak Rahimi, Dalia Ziada, Egypt cartoons, Emad Hajjaj, Jordan cartoons, Sherif Arafa  
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WILL EISNER'S GOOGLE LOGO: Doodle marks 'The Spirit' creator's 94th birthday

For comics fans, today's image may well be Google's greatest "Doodle" yet. The latest Google logo celebrates what would have been the 94th birthday of one of the cartooning world's towering legends, Will Eisner. The home-page "doodle" -- as...

By Michael Cavna  | March 6, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  General, The Comic Strip, The Graphic Novel  | Tags:  A Contract With God, Google Doodle, The Spirit, Will Eisner  
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Older Entries in This Category »

RIP, ANANT PAI: 'Father of Indian comics' dies at 81, Michael Cavna , February 25, 2011
Danish actor who inspired 'TINTIN' dies at 98, Michael Cavna , December 5, 2010
'CHARLOTTE'S WEB' cover art snares $155K at auction, Michael Cavna , October 16, 2010
'GIRL GENIUS' wins Hugo Award for best graphic story, Michael Cavna , September 5, 2010
Times Square bomb: a 'South Park' link?, Michael Cavna , May 2, 2010
'OBAMA' VIDEO: When 'SNL' presidents unite... , Michael Cavna , March 3, 2010
Reader picks: What was the funniest SUPER BOWL ad?, Michael Cavna , February 8, 2010
Remembering Post ombud DEB HOWELL, Michael Cavna , January 2, 2010
Which comic strip do we deem 'Best of the Decade'?, Michael Cavna , December 7, 2009
Remembering Comic-Con co-founder Shel Dorf , The Reliable Source , November 7, 2009
'Cul de Sac' Migrates & Cavna Hits the 'Town', Michael Cavna , September 25, 2009
Not Your Everyday Gratuitous 'Twilight' Roundup, Michael Cavna , August 13, 2009
'Riffs Picks: Best of the Day--and Week, Michael Cavna , June 5, 2009
Mr. Spiegelman Goes to Washington, Michael Cavna , May 4, 2009
This Just In: Post to Drop 'Brevity', Michael Cavna , March 22, 2009
The Winners -- and E-Mails -- Keep Rolling In..., Michael Cavna , March 17, 2009
This Just In: The Post Will Drop 5 Print Comics, Michael Cavna , March 13, 2009
Early Peek: Two New Comic Strips Seek Good Homes, Michael Cavna , March 12, 2009
Caroline Kennedy: Running for U.S. Comics..., Michael Cavna , January 16, 2009
Plaudits Still Pour In for "Spider-Man's" Stan Lee, Michael Cavna , November 19, 2008
Obama Wins? Yes, 'Doonesbury' Calls the Election!, Michael Cavna , October 31, 2008
Five Webcomics to Keep Your Eye On..., Michael Cavna , October 14, 2008
YOUR Vote Here: What Should Replace "Opus"? , Michael Cavna , October 10, 2008
Remembering 'Peanuts' Animator Bill Melendez..., Michael Cavna , September 4, 2008
"Pearls Before Swine's" Stephan Pastis, Michael Cavna , July 28, 2008
About This Blog, Nancy Kerr , July 20, 2008
 
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