Matt Berninger of The National will open for a President Obama rally Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Here, Berninger performs in Brisbane, Australia, in 2011. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney eats ice cream from Millie's on the run before a fundraising event earlier this month in Nantucket, Mass. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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According to the NFL's Peter O'Reilly, fans are drawn to the Madden NFL video game franchise because it lets them experience the NFL year-round in a realistic way. EA Sports hide caption

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Retired Sgt. Derek Pacifico trains screenwriters and novelists to bring more realism into their police procedurals. Vince Stewart hide caption

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Writer Alan Ball arrives at the premiere of the fifth season of HBO's True Blood in May. Ball is leaving the series at the end of this season. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Generating artificial lightning in Nikola Tesla's laboratory. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Longtime late night producer Peter Lassally tells Scott Simon that being interviewed for NPR is a "big, frightening experience." "I'm not a performer," he says. "I'm a quiet person who doesn't like to blow his own horn." Mark Mainz/Getty Images for AFI hide caption

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Excited about The Expendables 2? Try renting The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, or The Wild Bunch. Frank Masi/ hide caption

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