Kevin Spacey's President Frank Underwood is embattled and often frustrated in the third season of Netflix's House of Cards. David Giesbrecht/Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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Poet Richard Blanco says that appearing at President Obama's second inauguration made him feel as if, for the first time, he "had a place at the American table." Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Marina Franklin says audiences can always relate to jokes about heartache. "There's nothing like getting an immediate response," she says. Carlos Delgado/Courtesy of Marina Franklin hide caption

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Singer Conchita Wurst, representing Austria, performs the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wurst, who won the competition, placed seventh on Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising global search requests. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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John Cameron Mitchell will play Hedwig on Broadway until April 26. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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Larry David hasn't been in a play since the eighth grade, but he's written and stars in a new comedy called Fish in the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. "I didn't think it was going to get any laughs at all," he says. "The first time we did it, like every laugh was a surprise to me because I was expecting nothing." Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Philip Renaldi Publicity hide caption

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Football rules, uniforms, helmets and protective gear have changed a lot over the years. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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