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Larry David returned for an eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm this year. David Bianculli called his show "one of the funniest and [most] daringly different shows ever made for TV." HBO hide caption

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The Book of Mormon features music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone and plays at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City. John Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton perform a song from Company on stage during the 65th annual Tony Awards. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Danny Burstein, as Buddy Plummer, performs "Buddy's Blues," the high-energy song-and-dance number at the end of Follies, with Jenifer Foote (left) and Kiira Schmidt. Joan Marcus hide caption

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"We are entering a golden age of journalism," says David Carr of The New York Times. "I look at my backpack ... and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago."

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The Harrow and the Harvest is the first new album from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings since 2003. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Margo Martindale is Mags Bennett, a charmingly villainous moonshiner in the FX series Justified. For her performance, Martindale drew on her roots in East Texas and Kentucky. "It's all part of my makeup. It's something I really understand," she says. Prashant Gupta/FX hide caption

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Aaron Paul plays a meth-making drug dealer on the AMC drama Breaking Bad. He also played a recurring character on the HBO series Big Love. Ursula Coyote/AMC hide caption

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Tom Waits.

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Jimmy Fallon says he spends almost 12 hours each day at the Late Night offices, which makes the rest of his life difficult. "If I want to play video games now, I have to schedule it," he tells Terry Gross. Virginia Sherwood/NBC hide caption

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Elmo and Clash, on the Sesame Street set in 2006. Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop hide caption

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Darrell Scott released his father Wayne's first album in 2006. Wayne also wrote two of the songs on Darrell's forthcoming album, Long Road Home. Scott Simontacchi/Thirty Tigers hide caption

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Rebecca Kilgore is one of America's leading song stylists. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In Beginners — based on director Mike Mills' life — Oliver (Ewan McGregor) finds out that his father is gay, and that he has denied himself throughout his married life. After coming out, Oliver's dad becomes physically and spiritually transformed. Focus Features hide caption

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The late Hugh Martin wrote the Christmas standard, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The Musical Theater Project hide caption

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Photographer Moises Saman captured this shot of two activists in Hama, Syria. Saman and journalist Anthony Shadid entered the city for several days last July. The rest of Saman's images can be found here. Moises Saman /The New York Times hide caption

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El Rego, the godfather of Benin funk, and his band The Commandos. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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