Morning Cup of Links: The Jazz Age on Film

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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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