The Jazz Age on Film

The Jazz Age on Film. In anticipation of Baz Luhrmann's new film The Great Gatsby, here's a look at those who went before.
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A woman who never bet on the horses before tried her hand at the Kentucky Derby. She hit the superfecta, the first four finishers, and won $28,500!  
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Toni Larroux Has Maybe The Funniest Obituary Ever. And now people across the country who never knew her wished they did.
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5 Life Lessons From the Harry Potter Series.
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An ad for a concentrated juice drink has a twist ending that will make you watch it twice. And if you're tender-hearted, get a hanky ready
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A statue of Lady Justice perches 100 feet up atop the Marion County courthouse in Ohio. But now, a remote control helicopter is stuck on her sword, adding a modern touch to the scene.
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See a dog riding herd on sheep, er, I mean, a dog riding atop a sheep. And pictures of other adorable animals.
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What to do with the remains of a notorious bomber? Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow won't claim his body, and several cemeteries have rejected him for burial.
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How labels like 'black' and 'working class' shape your identity. Words color our perception, even when they are randomly assigned.
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The Scientists Behind the Movies. Some of the weirdest science fiction thrillers are based on real researchers and their work.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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