Author and Spokane Indian Sherman Alexie won the American Book Award in 1996 for Reservation Blues. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller star as modern versions of Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes on the CBS drama Elementary. David M. Russell/CBS hide caption

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The Avengers has brought in more money than any other movie this year — upwards of $600,000,000 domestically. Based on characters in Marvel comics, The Avengers was released on DVD on Tuesday. Walt Disney hide caption

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President Obama laughs as comedian Jimmy Kimmel gives his monologue during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 28. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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