In an article in the magazine titled "Look Out!," Michael Schulman writes, "New Yorkers excel at Schadenfreude. They love to watch people fall, whether in public life (Eliot Spitzer, Jeff Zucker) or on a snowy patch of sidewalk. When hubris or large sums of money are involved, all the better. In the case of 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'—at sixty-five million dollars, the most expensive Broadway musical ever staged—those elements have been compounded by death-defying aerial stunts, which, despite safety tuneups by the director, Julie Taymor, have resulted in a stream of ghastly headlines..."
To view the cover, which is titled "Spiderward" and drawn by Barry Blitt, look below:
-- Andrew Gans