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Great Gatsby

America's New Wealthy Have so Little to Offer Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Today, instead, we have a wealthy class with the culture of new money and innovativeness of old money (i.e., rather little of either). This new rentier class, with little to offer society, subsists largely on legalized grift or, in economic terms, rent.

What Lana Del Rey's 'Young And Beautiful' Would Sound Like In The 1920s

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Do you ever wonder what certain contemporary pop songs might have sounded like if they had been created in a wholly different era? If so, you can cros...

Can Jay Z Score An Oscar Nomination?

The Film Experience | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

ICYMI we are starting a new tradition here at The Film Experience. Though we usually gather a handful of prominent film bloggers to discuss the Oscar ...

The Vexed Jazz-Age Relationship of The New Yorker and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today we are well accustomed to having some of the most enduring names in American letters long associated with The New Yorker: John Updike, appearing there for nearly sixty years; E. B. White; James Thurber; John Cheever; Rachel Carson; John McPhee; and many more. However, The New Yorker was a newcomer in 1925.

12 Fascinating Literary Facts

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.31.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Ernest Hemingway once took home the urinal from his favorite bar, arguing he'd 'pissed away' so much of his money into it that he owned it.

What 'The Great Gatsby' Can Teach You About Life

Posted 09.24.2013 | Books

Happy birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald! The famed author of such Jazz Age stories as "Tender Is the Night" and "The Beautiful and the Damned" was born on...

How Many Times Did They Say 'Old Sport' In 'The Great Gatsby'?

Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment

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A Stunning Typography Experiment Inspired By 'The Great Gatsby'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts

F. Scott Fitgerald's iconic classic, The Great Gatbsy, is firmly cemented in the great American literature canon. Admired for its glamorous, romantica...

Gatsby and North Dakota

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Kevin O'Donnell

Is it not likely that if Jay Gatsby returned from military service today (rather than after WWI), instead of taking up residence in West Egg, Long Island, he would return to his native western North Dakota?

'The Great Gypsy'?!

Posted 07.11.2013 | Books

Summer reading lists are a common thing for schools - but usually the books on the list actually exist. A list produced by a Long Island school di...

AND THEY'RE OFF

Mike Hogan | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and March 2, 2014, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

WATCH: Make A 'Great Gatsby' Cocktail

Posted 06.20.2013 | Books

The silver screen rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby has brought on a spike in book sales, a revival of 1920s sartor...

Style Inspiration: Great Gatsby

Indie Lee | Posted 08.05.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

Fortunately -- with the help of a vintage Nicole Miller gown, my great-grandmother's pearls, hair set in a low side chignon topped with a Deco-inspired rhinestone comb -- I was ready for any speakeasy.

The Jay Gatsby in All of Us

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

There is a Jay Gatbsy in all of us. Despite our best efforts to be content and happy with what ever our current circumstances are, we have evolved to want more. More what?

Why the Cannes Jewel Heist Is the Perfect Caper (and Very French!)

Tony Potts | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Potts

I have been to the Cannes Film Festival many times. So, when I heard of the heist of jewels, worth $1.4-million, I nodded as if to say to myself, "I could easily see that happening."

'It Became A Tragedy'

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — Like millions of others, Leonardo DiCaprio read and loved "The Great Gatsby" as a teenager. But he says he only recently began ...

3 Steps to Your Perfect Great Gatsby Proposal

Michele Velazquez | Posted 07.10.2013 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

If you are lucky enough to have met your "Daisy," and she happens to be a fan of the literary classic The Great Gatsby I have the perfect proposal advice for you. Plan a Great Gatsby theme proposal for her in 3 easy steps!

Bollywood Legend Stars In 'Gatsby'

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment

NEW DELHI — Bollywood's biggest star, Amitabh Bachchan, is willing to explore more Hollywood movies now that he's done his first. Bachchan says...

'Iron Man 3' Beats Out 'Gatsby'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment

Not too shabby, old sport. Baz Luhrmann's "Great Gatsby" opened to an impressive $51.1 million weekend. The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's celebr...

'Great Gatsby' Film Inspires Visits To Odd Fitzgerald Landmark

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "The Great Gatsby" movie may not be getting terrific reviews, but it has sparked big interest in F. Scott Fitzgerald -- including the wr...

Meet The Man Putting The 'Gatsby' In 'The Great Gatsby'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment

Critics have been up in arms at Baz Lurhmann and Jay-Z's decision to use contemporary music in "The Great Gatsby." That criticism is somewhat unfounde...

PHOTOS: Meet The Real-Life Woman Who Inspired 'Gatsby'

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 05.13.2013 | Chicago

She was a rich debutante named after a da Vinci painting. She was F. Scott Fitzgerald's first love. And she was reportedly the woman who served as the...

A Modern Take On Mia Farrow's 'Great Gatsby' Curly Crop

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.09.2013 | Style

Carey Mulligan makes for one cute debutante with her blinged-out bob in the 2013 movie remake of "The Great Gatsby." But we want to take a look back a...

3 Reasons 'Gatsby' Reviews Are Wrong

Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.08.2013 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

To hear the critics tell it, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" is the disappointment of the year. There's not enough jazz, they say. There was no 3-D in the 1920s! It's two movies that don't fit together! Has Jay-Z even read the book?! If you're a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, take a deep breath. It's not as bad as they make it seem.

Mallika Rao

Can Anybody Adapt 'Gatsby' So It Doesn't Fail?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.09.2013 | Books

They "didn't come with soundtracks,” the author Mohsin Hamid recently mused in an essay on why he came to love novels. Readers of them, unlike movie...