Patti Smith's new memoir, Just Kids, tells the story of her creative bond and friendship with famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Getty hide caption

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Happiness is a good rhyme: Stephen Sondheim's new memoir takes its title from a lyric that captures what songwriter Paul Simon -- in a New York Times review of the book -- describes as "that feeling of joy, the little squirt of dopamine hitting the brain" when an artist is at work. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Lawyer Peter Ticktin of the Ticktin Law Group in South Florida poses behind stacks of depositions from "robo-signers" of foreclosure documents. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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In The Mind's Eye, Oliver Sacks looks at how blind people use other senses to "see" the world, and how people with aphasia and visionary disturbances learn to compensate with their other senses. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In July 2009, Time magazine held an online poll asking who America's most trusted newscaster was; Jon Stewart won with 44 percent of the vote. Kevin Fitzsimmons hide caption

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Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) during a session with his patient Frances (Debra Winger), a middle-aged actress battling her siblings. Paul Schiraldi hide caption

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Harold McGee writes that the flavor of most vegetables exists to deter others from eating them — which may explain the pungency of mustard greens. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Jason Schwartzman plays Jonathan Ames, a struggling writer and bumbling private detective on the HBO series Bored to Death. HBO hide caption

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Toys from the first two movies, like Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, are back for the third installment of Toy Story. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Nemesis is Philip Roth's 31st work. He has received the Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards and three PEN/Faulkner Awards. Courtesy of Philip Roth hide caption

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Vijay Iyer is on faculty at New York University, The New School and the School for Improvisational Music. Jimmy Katz hide caption

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Fox News host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 20. Historian Sean Wilentz says "there are polls that Tea Party members respect Beck more so than anyone else, even Sarah Palin, and that they consider [Beck] not as an entertainer — as they describe Rush Limbaugh — but as an educator. ... People are believing that he is really trustworthy." Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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