Also in today's Reddit Digest: The Great Gatsby opens today, so you know what all your friends will be talking about.
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- Film-loving redditors talk about The Great Gatsby, opening today. (r/movies)
- Hated vlogger THE AMAZING ATHEIST hosts an AMA. (r/IAMA)
- Yesterday, r/circlejerk made itself private to protest several shadowbanned users. Today. r/ImGoingToHellForThis followed suit. (r/MetaHub)
- Hyperbole and a Half's Allie Brosh shows up in a thread about her comic. (r/bestof)
- The power of Reddit helps a dying girl contact musician Kellin Quinn. (r/defaultgems)
- What programming language was used by the Soviets during the 1960s space race? (r/AskHistorians)
- Are psychopaths self-aware? (r/AskScience)
- Do you need to purchase the insurance when renting a car? (r/explainlikeimfive)
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