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The Shroom With A View: Mushrooms are fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting bodies found all over the world. They can grow in practically any environment with moisture. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In Shame, Brandon (Michael Fassbender) pursues sex not for pleasure but to fulfill a driving compulsion. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi) are at odds first about whether to leave Iran for life abroad — and then about more pressing issues. Sony Picture Classics. hide caption

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In the two-hour premiere episode of Alcatraz, Rebecca (Sarah Jones) looks for clues to a missing prisoner from the 1960s who suddenly reappears in modern day. FX hide caption

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Oldman played Sirius Black to Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter in the blockbuster franchise. Murray Close/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Meryl Streep (center) stars as Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's biopic about the former prime minister of the United Kingdom. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Gary Oldman has played characters from Beethoven to Pontius Pilate to Tom Stoppard's take on Hamlet's schoolmate, Rosencrantz, in the 1990 film Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Shalom Auslander is also the author of the short story collection Beware of God and a memoir, Foreskin's Lament. He is a frequent contributor to This American Life. Franco Vogt/Courtesy Riverhead Books hide caption

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The Obamas wave to a crowd on a campaign stop in 2008. Reporter Jodi Kantor details how they figured out how to maintain their friendships and family life after moving into the White House. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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By the 1950s, Rin Tin Tin was played by three dogs, who often traveled around the country making public appearances. In this undated photo, one Rin Tin Tin enjoys a luxury dinner in his Chicago hotel suite. Edward Kitch/AP Photo hide caption

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