In the video for Jonny McGovern's song "Sexy Nerd," guys strip down from cardigan sweaters, bow ties and pocket protectors to tighty-whities and black-rimmed glasses as McGovern sings, "Take your clothes off, but leave your glasses on . . . I need a man to sit on my laptop and open my download." T ... More >>
While some parts of Queens are considered up and coming, Forest Hills has been up for decades. With its historic housing, proximity to Forest Park, and commercial success of Metropolitan Avenue and Austin Street, the neighborhood serves as a sign of desirability for young couples and families lookin ... More >>
Dan Slott faces his fans. Plus: Spidey's New York!
I have to admit I've sometimes found Andrew Garfield to be a bit irritating in other projects, but as The Amazing Spider-Man, he totally ensnared me into his web. First of all, I happen to like his looks. He's lanky, with large features--saucer eyes, bulbous nose, juicy lips--and the camera adores ... More >>
The spider becomes a man—and a joy—in The Amazing Spider-Man
The Village Voice has had a thing or two to say (and draw) about Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. (And, Spidey's press flacks have butchered some of what the Voice has said about him.) But we at Runnin' Scared hadn't actually seen it yet. And now that we've engaged in that rather expensive (bu ... More >>
Musto's verdict on the retooled musical
The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom
Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing" Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>
BravoThe face of the modern superhero?Two worlds are colliding in the latest Spider-Man comic, and it's not a clash between the forces of good and evil. Well, that eventually happens, too, but more surprising is the merging of the culinary world and the artistic. Eli Kirshtein, best known a ... More >>
We do really like her. After all, she survived two fluffy 1960s sitcoms (Gidget and The Flying Nun) to prove she had acting chops in the 1976 schizophrenia teleflick Sybil, which gave her a lovely bunch of cred in the business. Three years later, she copped an Oscar for her fiery turn in th ... More >>
Important New York superhero Spider Man will no longer be portrayed in movies by Tobey Maguire, because Spider Man 2 was so goddamn amazing it just didn't really matter, is why. No Spider Man movie with Tobey Maguire in it was going to get any better. So now, they're restarting the franchise, ... More >>
Black America's eulogies for the King of Pop also let us resurrect his best self
Superheroes are hot again, thanks to The Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Hulk, and Barack Obama. And now, here's your opportunity to play a superhero while singing music by Bono and the Edge and cavorting around to Julie Taymor's Tony-award-style direction. There's a Broadway musical of Spider-Man a-comi ... More >>
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno
Third time brings harm to the Spidey franchise; Peter Parker to wear a bubble skirt in 4.