Timothy Olyphant plays Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens on FX's Justified, which is based on a novella by Elmore Leonard. The show's creator, Graham Yost, says the only "tussle" the writers had with Leonard happened during the pilot, over which hat Raylan should wear. Prashant Gupta/FX hide caption

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Daniel Genis, son of Soviet emigre Alexander Genis, served 10 years in prison for armed robbery. He was released last year, and his essays about life in prison have been widely published. Courtesy of Petra Szabo hide caption

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UNICEF workers assemble "school infection prevention kits" in Monrovia, Liberia, to stop the spread of Ebola back in January. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Tomato paste gives the Potato Vindaloo its "backbone," "structure" and "depth," says America's Test Kitchen's Jack Bishop. "'You probably wouldn't identify it in the finished dish, but leave it out and you would notice the difference." Joe Keller/Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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"The Howard Project" participants Kevin Peterman (top left), Leighton Watson, Ariel Alford (bottom left) and Taylor Davis, shown in the Howard University library, are offering insights into their thoughts and fears as they approach the end of the senior year. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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David also co-created the NBC series Seinfeld. That show's character George Costanza is loosely based on David. Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Julissa Arce's tourist visa expired when she was 14. She excelled in high school, college and at Goldman Sachs for years before she finally became a U.S. citizen. Morrigan McCarthy for ELLE.com/Courtesy Julissa Arce hide caption

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Larry Wilmore debuts Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Jan. 19. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central hide caption

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President Barack Obama participates in a "My Brother's Keeper" StoryCorps interview with Noah McQueen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 20. Chuck Kennedy/The White House hide caption

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David Treuer is the author of three previous novels and two books of nonfiction, including Rez Life. He also teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California Jean Luc Bertinin/Courtesy of Riverhead Books hide caption

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"Howard Project" participants (left to right) Kevin Peterman, Taylor Davis, Ariel Alford and Leighton Watson in the Howard University library. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Richard Price is also the author of, among others, Clockers, Freedomland and The Wanderers. Lorraine Adams/Courtesy of Henry Holt & Co. hide caption

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