Why Is Pop Culture So Obsessed with the 1920s?

A great science fiction author once said that every story of the future is really about the "unthinkable present." The same is true of stories about history. And right now, a lot of our most popular stories are set in the 1920s, from Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire to the forthcoming Baz Luhrmann adaptation of The… » 2/13/13 11:30am 2/13/13 11:30am