Tracey Thorn's third album focuses on the small details in life: weddings, singles bars and the size of one's jeans. Edward Bishop hide caption

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In this file photo from 2001, a migrant child sits atop a pile of unrecyclable computer waste imported to Guiya, China, from other countries. Basal Action Network hide caption

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Sofia Coppola was nominated for an Academy Award for her film Lost in Translation. Her new project, Somewhere, won the Gold Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Stephen Dorff plays Johnny Marco, an aimless actor living in Hollywood's Chateau Marmont, in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere. Merrick Morton/Focus Features hide caption

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Economist Richard McGowan calls gambling the "painless tax" -- because consumers don't realize how much money they're giving to the state when they play. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Melissa Leo, an Oscar nominee for 2008's Frozen River, won a new York Film Critics Circle award for her role in the boxing drama The Fighter. JoJo Whilden/© 2010 Fighter, LLC. All Rights Reserved hide caption

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Ryan Gosling received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Half Nelson. He has been nominated for two Golden Globes, one for his performance in this year's Blue Valentine and one for 2007's Lars and the Real Girl. Alberto E. Rodriguez /Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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A radiologist examines a mammogram for signs of breast cancer in Los Angeles in May, 2010. Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo hide caption

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Locks on a foreclosed home in Homestead, Fla. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Dancers today, like these students taking a beginner's class, practice the same basic positions first introduced centuries ago. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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James Moody was named an NEA Jazz Master in 1998. Here, Moody attends the 2006 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters induction. Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images hide caption

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