Author Kurt Vonnegut, shown in 1979 in New York City, died in 2007 at age 84. Marty Reichenthal/AP hide caption

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The cast of True Blood lounges in the bayou of Louisiana, where the show is set. The vampire soap's fourth season begins June 26. HBO hide caption

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Identity Crisis: Shabana Azmi stars in playwright Girish Karnad's Kennedy Center production of Broken Images, about a Hindu short-story writer who wonders if she has betrayed her language and identity by writing an English best-seller. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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