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  1. Fans Descend on New York's 'Joker Stairs'

    Thanks to the film's now-famous dance scene, Instagrammers are flocking to a flight of stairs at the corner of Shakespeare and Jerome Avenues in the Bronx, where they're mimicking Joaquin Phoenix's cinematic villain. But locals warn that real-life larceny and bodily harm are risks that come with the authentic fire-escape-framed urban canyon. Meanwhile, Joker continued to make a killing at the box office this weekend.

    How are neighbors reacting? Some have expressed dismay at the attention, with one suggesting that residents are "encouraged to tax anyone" who visits.

    OZY profiles the raunch-com director who became Joker's scandalous mastermind.

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