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Spider-Man's Silk Really Could Stop a Train

In the 2004 movie "Spider-Man 2," the superhero slings silk from his wrists to keep a runaway subway from plunging off the end of the tracks. Far-fetched as the scene may be, a group of physics students say Spidey's webbing material, if it was truly as strong as a spider's silk, could indeed stop a Full story

How 'Spider-Man' went from flop to hit on Broadway

   Once beleaguered by critics, the Spider-Man play on Broadway is now celebrating its second anniversary as one of the top 20 highest grossing Broadway shows of all time with a total gross of $145m. President of Jujamcyn Theaters Jordan Roth joins Morning Joe to discuss the play's rise to popularity.

Spider-Man takes the subway

   Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look at the lighter side of news, including how Spider-Man gets around in Poland, in the PoliticsNation Summer Break.

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'The Amazing Spider-Man' Game Swings Into Action

"The Amazing Spider-Man" hits theaters this week, and while some fans are still skeptical about seeing a "reboot" this soon in the franchise, excitement abounds to see what director Marc Webb can do with it. Full story

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An inflatable Spider-Man toy is pictured amid women and children waiting for the annual Vaisakhi Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia April 13, 2013. The Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade marks the birth of the Sikh religion and is the oldest in North America, according to local media. REUTERS/Andy Clark