Thomas B. Reed was the larger-than-life speaker of the House during America's turbulent Gilded Age. His outspoken politics brought the position to prominence and forever changed the House of Representatives.
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In 1974, Evel Knievel attempted a three-quarter-mile jump across Idaho's Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket. He failed, but the highly promoted stunt helped him achieve celebrity status.
John Waters darkens his mustache with an eyebrow pencil. "It's there," he says, "but it needs help, just like everything needs help that has some kind of style to it. It doesn't come naturally. It needs a little bit of help."