Musicals: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark actress T.V. Carpio, who plays Arachne in the show has denied rumors that writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been brougt on for a rewrite. Anybody else hope she's wrong? [MTV Splash Page]

People: Original art collector William M. Crouch Jr., known as Bill to his friends, died this week at the age of 66. [CBGEXTRA]

Digital: Manga creators Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina, Negima), Minako Uchida, and Kazumi Tojo discuss the ramifications of the prevalence of piracy in their industry, begging the question "Hasn't illegally scanned manga, propagated so casually like this, fallen into the category of "property of the Internet?". [Robot6]

Conventions: I've seen some unruly crowds in my day, but Higurashi no Naku Koro ni fans REALLY wanted to meet creator Ryukishi07 at Taiwan's Fancy Frontier 17 convention last week. [ANN]

Gaming: Mario's sported his share of special suits over the years, but GadgetWK reveals his secret cosplay need for speed. [Kotaku]

DIY: The New Hobbyist teaches you how to build your own hidden Batcave entrance switch inside the head of a bust. [Neatorama]

Gaming: Gameblurb images Phoenix Wright as a playable character in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds with much awesomeness. [Twitter@marvelvscapcom]


Video: Something tells me this is what many of your book cases look like each Wednesday. [Boing Boing]

Radvertising: Blogger Dale North details his morning commute in Japan, which was unexpectedly plastered with One Piece goodness. [Japanator]