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Deggans: 2013 Offered Up More TV Cast Diversity, Foreign Shows

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American Dialect Society To Vote On Word Of The Year

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Lea Seydoux plays Emma in the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. AP hide caption

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Screen Time: Bob Mondello's Favorite Films Of 2013

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2013 Offered Up More TV Cast Diversity, Foreign Shows

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A Jersey cow enjoys the sunshine in Jersey, one of the British Channel Islands. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Patrick Stewart Amooses Us

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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

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Teaching Democracy Through Jazz, Perfecting Party Playlists

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How Close Did 'Captain Philips' Get To The Real Life Piracy Tale?

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How Blind Voice Over Artist 'Reads'

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Kevin Spacey (left) and Robin Wright star in House of Cards, directed by David Fincher. The Netflix series, which follows a Machiavellian politician, is an adaptation of a BBC series of the same name. Hear an interview with Spacey and Fincher. Patrick Harbron/Netflix hide caption

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David Bianculli's Top 10 Shows: 2013 Was A 'Good Year For TV'

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