Taxis sit in a flooded lot in Hoboken, N.J., after Hurricane Sandy caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic Seaboard. Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Moog, namesake of the annual Moogfest music festival in Asheville, N.C. Courtesy of the Bob Moog Foundation hide caption

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Composer John Cage was born in 1912 and died in 1992. He's show above in May 1972. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Michelle Shephard has been covering stories from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Toronto Star. Michelle Shephard/AP hide caption

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Author and journalist Tom Wolfe's books include The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Bonfire of the Vanities and I Am Charlotte Simmons, among others. Jim Cooper/AP hide caption

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A scene from the early days of the fighting in Iraq in the spring of 2003. In one incident, three members of an Iraqi family were killed. A U.S. Marine involved in the shooting recently tracked down the family to ask for forgiveness. Laurent Rebours/AP hide caption

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Ava DuVernay also directed the documentary My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop. Liz O. Baylen/Contour by Getty Images hide caption

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Baratunde Thurston is an American comedian and the digital director of The Onion. He co-founded the black political blog Jack & Jill Politics. He is also a prolific tweeter. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Michael Feinstein (right) worked for six years as Ira Gershwin's cataloger and archivist. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Jack Bishop is the editorial director at America's Test Kitchen, where every day a near army of professional chefs test, test, then retest recipes to arrive at the best possible result. Larry Crowe/AP hide caption

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