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"The term 'vegan leather' makes me think that you peeled a carrot and took the skin and made a jacket out of it," says Tim Gunn, pictured above at the Under the Gunn finale fashion show. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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The title of Jennifer Senior's book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of having a child. iStockphoto hide caption

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Borgen's heroine is Birgitte Nyborg, superbly played by Sidse Babett Knudsen. Pilou Asbaek plays Don Draper-ish spin doctor Kasper Juul. MHz Networks hide caption

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. He was 46. Evan Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Ann Patchett is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. Her other books include Truth & Beauty, The Magician's Assistant and Run. Heidi Ross/Courtesy of Harper hide caption

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Billie Jean King, seen here in 1977, learned to play tennis on the public courts near her Long Beach, Calif., home. Kathy Willens/AP/Press Association Images hide caption

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Jonathan Steele, owner of Bluegrass Kitchen, fills a jug with bottled water from a tank he installed in the back of his Charleston restaurant. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Pete Seeger. Joe Kohen/WireImage hide caption

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A boat skims through the melting ice in the Ilulissat fjord in August 2008, on the western coast of Greenland. Steen Ulrik Johannessen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Detail from the cover of The Empire of Necessity. Courtesy of Metropolitan Books hide caption

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Joaquin Phoenix's Her character, Theodore, has a job writing intimate — and sometimes erotic — cards and letters on behalf of other people. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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