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Pi Patel (Irrfan Khan) looks back on the adventure he went on as a teenager in Life of Pi. Peter Sorel/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker also help round out a team of actors who score a touchdown with the critics. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Tony Kushner based his screenplay for Lincoln in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of the president, Team of Rivals — but he read many other histories and biographies, in addition to Lincoln's own writings. DreamWorks/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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The HBO documentary Crossfire Hurricane, about The Rolling Stones, prompts critic John Powers to reflect on the band's five decades of fame. HBO Films hide caption

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Susannah Cahalan is a reporter and book reviewer at the New York Post. Julie Stapen/Free Press hide caption

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On Election Day, residents in Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Above, marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center in Los Angeles. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Oliver Sacks is a physician, author and professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine. He also frequently contributes to The New Yorker. His new book is called Hallucinations. Elena Seibert/Knopf hide caption

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David M. Kennedy is the director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, and professor of criminal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

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Daniel Craig stars as the quintessential MI6 agent, James Bond, in Skyfall. The Bond franchise is 50 years old this year. Francois Duhamel/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Samuel Yirga plays Ethiopian standards with a voracious talent that helps him savor each musical flavor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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