One of Megan Mayhew Bergman's short stories is based on the life of dancer and actress Butterfly McQueen. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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After moving back home, Tom Toro didn't know what to do with his life. But a stack of magazines at a used book sale gave him an idea. "There they were," Toro says. "Cartoons in among the articles." Courtesy of Tom Toro hide caption

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Antoine-Olivier Pilon plays 15-year-old Steve in Xavier Dolan's Mommy. Shayne Laverdière/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was a Republican presidential hopeful in the 2008 election. He writes that he wants his book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy to introduce Americans to life in "flyover country." Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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One Saturday each month, the Pacific Science Center of Seattle opens early for people with autism spectrum disorders. John Keatley/Pacific Science Center hide caption

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