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Kids play with toy cars like the Cozy Coupe partly because they want to imitate their parents: turn a steering wheel, open a door, strap a Christmas tree to the roof. But toy cars aren't just fun and games; they can suggest future trends in the automobile industry. Frank Guido/Flickr hide caption

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Sucks to be them? Avenue Q's Trekkie Monster (with puppeteers Jennifer Barnhart and Christian Anderson) became a Broadway star, but he got his start off-Broadway after a summer workshop at the O'Neill Theater Center. AP's decision to cut coverage of such feeder venues means a grimmer future for promising art and artists, writer Howard Sherman says. Carol Rosegg/via AP hide caption

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Sue Glader wrote Nowhere Hair after finding many children's books about cancer that were too depressing or scary. Courtesy Sue Glader hide caption

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Cinereach aims to support films that tell stories from underrepresented perspectives. The Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild was one of those films. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Jeff Bezos, Chairman and CEO of Amazon.com, introduces the Kindle Fire at a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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