Black widow spiders flee the city! Off-Ramp for April 26, 2014

Our black widow spiders v. their brown widow spiders. Sex on the radio with Mimi Pond, author of Over Easy, graphic novel. An old friend shows another side of Ruben Salazar.
GBR: Spider-Man 2 At Madame Tussauds - Photocall

No, no. Wrong spider, man. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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