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20 Years Ago, Biopic Helped Give Pop Star Selena Life Beyond Her Tragic Death

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Over seven seasons, Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) conquered several Big Bads and even death itself. Warner Bros./Getty Images hide caption

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20 Years Ago, 'Buffy' Welcomed Us All To The Hellmouth (aka High School)

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Father and sons walk through a dust storm in Cimarron County, Okla. (1936) Steinbeck writes: "The dust was evenly mixed with the air, an emulsion of dust and air. Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the dishes." Arthur Rothstein/Library of Congress hide caption

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