Judge Michael Zusman's bialys are topped with roasted onions, poppy seeds and coarse salt. Daniel Zwerdling/NPR hide caption

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Pinball convention-goers play on a bank of Stern machines at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The company is no longer the only pinball manufacturer. Julie Jacobson/AP Photo hide caption

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"I can't let my life be this. Because if I give up now, that's what my life will be. I'll never walk out the front door." — Shane Koyczan James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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A prolific author, Paul Auster has published dozens of works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Lotte Hansen/Courtesy of Henry Holt & Co. hide caption

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