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Wes Craven's most memorable creation may have been knife-fingered nightmare Freddy Krueger. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Rest In Peace, Wes Craven — The Rest Of Us Sure Won't

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Stock prices fluctuated wildly this week after a sharp plunge on Monday — but what does that sound like? Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Jace Clayton Translates Stocks Into Sound

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Author Alex Gino hopes George will help transgender kids feel less alone. Blake C. Aarens hide caption

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'George' Wants You To Know: She's Really Melissa

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Bren Herrera's vegetable broth comes in two varieties. You can either stop at the broth, or take it one step further by pureeing the used, cooked vegetables and mixing them in. Courtesy of Bren Herrera hide caption

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This Is Not A Parody: An NPR Story About Homemade Vegetable Broth

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Rontherin Ratliff's Things that Float sculpture contains photographs he rescued from his grandmother's drowned house. Courtesy of Rontherin Ratliff hide caption

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After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City

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The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's "The Rising" exhibition includes portraits (by photographer Jonathan Traviesa) of the day laborers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Jonathan Traviesa/Courtesy of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art hide caption

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Forget The Wreckage: Museums' Katrina Shows Look At How City Has Moved On

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The Tulane City Center helped design and build New Orleans' Grow Dat Youth Farm, which employs local, disadvantaged high school students and teaches them about urban agriculture. Will Crocker/Courtesy of Tulane University hide caption

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After Katrina, Tulane's Architecture School Became A Community Builder

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Edison's 'Little Monsters' Restored To Their Original Freakishness

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Getting The Ants In 'Ant-Man' Right Was No Tiny Challenge

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Visual effects supervisor Jake Morrison wanted Ant-Man's titular insects to be both accurate and relatable. Marvel hide caption

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Little Hero, Big Screen: The Entomology Of 'Ant-Man'

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This photo from Discovery Channel shows a great hammerhead, one of the largest sharks in the world, during an episode of Shark Week. Discovery Channel/ AP hide caption

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

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Anna Akana, a bespectacled, 25-year-old comedian who writes, directs and stars in skits about everything from personal stories, to friendship and even dealing with anxiety, says she is sort of over YouTube. Anna Akana/Screenshot via YouTube hide caption

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For Online Video Stars, YouTube Is No Longer The Only Stage

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The Brink imagines how the White House situation room —€” and the U.S. secretary of state, played by Tim Robbins —€” respond when Pakistan is taken over by a certifiably crazy general. Merie W. Wallace/HBO hide caption

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HBO's 'The Brink' Puts The Situation Room In Situation Comedy

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'Jurassic World' Speaks A Universal Language

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Joy (left, voiced by Amy Poehler) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith) catch a ride on the Train of Thought in Pixar's Inside Out. The movie opens in theaters nationwide June 19. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

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