Amanda Cohen is the chef-owner of Dirt Candy, a vegetable-focused restaurant in New York City. Clarkson Potter hide caption

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'Dirt Candy': A Visual Veggie Cookbook With A Memoir Mixed In

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A screengrab from the "Kony 2012" online video about the Central African warlord Joseph Kony, which skyrocketed in popularity after its release in March. It was criticized, then forgotten, just as quickly. via YouTube hide caption

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In Rapid-Fire 2012, Memes' Half-Life Fell To A Quarter

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Lou Nasti runs a factory in Brooklyn that makes animatronic Christmas displays. He's been at it for almost 44 years. Neda Ulaby/NPR hide caption

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At A Real-Life Santa's Workshop, Christmas Comes Early

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The use of the word random as slang found its way into Amy Heckerling's 1995 hit film, Clueless, starring Alicia Silverstone. Paramount/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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That's So Random: The Evolution Of An Odd Word

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R. Kelly (left) as Sylvester, and Eric Lane as Twan, in Trapped in the Closet, which relaunched with new chapters last week on IFC. Parrish Lewis/IFC hide caption

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R. Kelly's Queer, Campy 'Closet' Reopens

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In North Dakota, A Tale Of Two Ticket-Splitters

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Pioneering cultural historian Jacques Barzun was the author of dozens of books and essays on everything from philosophy to music to baseball. He died Thursday in San Antonio at the age of 104. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Cultural Historian Jacques Barzun Dies At 104

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Despite having aired its final episode in May, the medical drama House lives on, in reruns and on digital services like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. But not every episode is available in all formats. Adam Taylor/AP hide caption

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The Afterlife Of A TV Episode: It's Complicated

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The popularity of ABC Family shows like Pretty Little Liars has encouraged mainstream stars like Adam Lambert to get in on the action. Eric McCandless/ABC Family hide caption

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Ratings Success? It's All In The (ABC) Family

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Jessica Lange plays Sister Jude, a stern nun running an insane asylum, in the second season of American Horror Story. FX hide caption

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Jessica Lange, Back In Black For 'Horror Story'

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Nobel-Winning Chinese Writer Inspired By Faulkner

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In a 2001 photo, actress Debra Messing and director James Burrows pose together after Burrows won a Directors Guild of America award for directing the pilot of Will & Grace. Chris Weeks/Getty Images hide caption

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Making A Comedy Pilot? You Might Want To Call James Burrows

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Many lead characters in Fox's Glee will head to college this season. But will higher education lead to lower ratings? Fox hide caption

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When TV Shows Go To College, They Fail To Make The Grade

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Knitting Is for Pus**** is a work by crochet sculptor Olek. He has created an entire apartment blanketed in brightly colored, crocheted camouflage. Olek/Courtesy Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, N.Y. hide caption

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Are All Young Artists 'Post-9/11' Artists?

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The FOX show Raising Hope follows young father Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) who conceived his daughter Hope (Baylie/Rylie Cruget) in a one-night stand. The show has worked with The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy to write messages about safe sex into the script. Greg Gayne /2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. hide caption

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TV Writers Script Safe Sex 'Product Placement'

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