Easter eggs, Byzantium, and the Mustang. Off-Ramp for April 19, 2014

Celebrate the 50th birthday of the sexy, muscular Mustang; remember the mix-tape you made for your high school sweetheart; come to a rare Getty doubleheader; and look for Easter eggs in animated movies.

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