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Central Park In The Fall is a 2010 work by "Painter of Light" artist Thomas Kinkade. The park, Kinkade writes, "is a place where a quick cab ride lets you escape the big city and immerse yourself in nature's brilliant color palette." Thomas Kinkade hide caption

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Artist Ed Ruscha, writer and producer David Breskin and musician Nels Cline. Courtesy of Cryptogramophone hide caption

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Jack Zylkin's USB Typewriter allows you to write emails from an old manual typewriter. Jack Zylkin hide caption

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Astrid Kircherr (left) and her manager, Ulf Kruger, pose at a Beatlemania exhibition opening in Hamburg, Germany in 2009. Krafft Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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