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Baratunde Thurston is an American comedian and the digital director of The Onion. He co-founded the black political blog Jack & Jill Politics. He is also a prolific tweeter. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Living most of his life in an iron lung forces Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) to see the world from a different point of view. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr.'s Blak and Blu is an eclectic romp through the blues. Frank Maddocks hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr.: A Raucous Blues Shout

On Blak and Blu, you can hear the roar in Clark's blues guitar. But critic Ken Tucker says Clark remains a work in progress.

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Michael Feinstein (right) worked for six years as Ira Gershwin's cataloger and archivist. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Jack Bishop is the editorial director at America's Test Kitchen, where every day a near army of professional chefs test, test, then retest recipes to arrive at the best possible result. Larry Crowe/AP hide caption

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Tyler Perry is currently starring in the new action thriller Alex Cross, which opens in theaters on Friday. Sidney Baldwin/2012 Summit Entertainment LLC hide caption

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Roxy Music's eight studio albums are now collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982. Keystone/Hulton Archive hide caption

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More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music

Ed Ward connects the dots of the British band's eight studio albums, which were just collected in a box set.

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Comedian Tig Notaro dealt with a cancer diagnosis the best way she knew how — with humor. tignation.com hide caption

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CIA agents Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) and Jack O'Donnell (Bryan Cranston) plan a risky mission to save six Americans trapped in Iran. Claire Folger/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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For Ron Miles, the better he knows how a tune works, the less he has to play to put it across. John Spiral hide caption

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Ron Miles Finds Wide-Open Spaces On 'Quiver'

For Miles, the better he knows how a tune works, the less he has to play to put it across.

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Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

Sing the Delta is the roots-folk singer-songwriter's first album of new songs in 16 years.

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President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finish their debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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