American movies have been telling stories that idealize hard work, strong character and the rise of the little man for decades. But there's always a catch. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood means when it talks about the American dream.
Hans-Jurgen Kuhl started painting at ten and in his 20s, experimented with clothing design. Later in life he discovered his greatest art form — counterfeiting money. In a piece for Wired, contributing editor David Wolman tells the story of Kuhl, who viewed his work fabricating $100 bills as art.
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