A promotional poster is seen at the Rave Fairfax Corner movie theater in Fairfax, Virginia, announcing the new movie "2016: Obama's America" that opened in theaters across the US, August 24, 2012. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'2016: Obama's America' Shows Up Strong When Most Box Office Is Weak

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MASS MoCA is a complex of 26 renovated 19th-century factory buildings. The site was formerly the home of Arnold Print Works (1860-1942) and Sprague Electric Company (1942-1985). MASS MoCA hide caption

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North Adams, Mass.: A Manufacturing Town For Art

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Tony Scott's breakout hit was Top Gun, a drama about fighter pilots in training, starring Tom Cruise. AP hide caption

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The Adrenalized Action And Cult Films Of Tony Scott

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David Rakoff, the author of Half Empty, Don't Get Too Comfortable and Fraud, was a frequent contributor to This American Life. He died Thursday at the age of 47. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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David Rakoff Saw The World In All Its Dark Beauty

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In the 1970s, minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas, where he created giant works of art that bask beneath vast desert skies. In the years since, Marfa has emerged as a hot spot for art tourism. Art (c) Judd Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY hide caption

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Marfa, Texas: An Unlikely Art Oasis In A Desert Town

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A couple celebrates Dia de los Muertos at the Concordia Cemetery in El Paso, Texas. Stacy Kendrick/Concordia Cemetery hide caption

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The Ghostly Grandeur Of A Desert Graveyard

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Former New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer is the author of Imagine: How Creativity Works. Nina Subin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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'The Lies Are Over': A Journalist Unravels

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A T-shirt with many of the most infamous spoilers from movies, books and TV. A new study suggests that spoilers actually increase our enjoyment rather than ruin it. Yaili/Flickr hide caption

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It Was All A Dream (Or: Turns Out Spoilers Are Good For You)

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Kitty Wells, Pioneering Country Singer, Dies

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People view the AIDS Memorial Quilt at the National Mall this week. Ebony Bailey/NPR hide caption

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Pieces Of AIDS Quilt Blanket Nation's Capital

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