Game of Throne's Peter Dinklage returns to the Lannister kingdom more influential than ever, thanks to a scroll that gives him power by proxy. Paul Schiraldi/Paul Schiraldi Photography hide caption

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'Thrones,' 'Killing' Return ... And Revert To Old Habits

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Poet Adrienne Rich received several notable awards over the course of her career, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the Frost Medal. Stuart Ransom/AP hide caption

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Adrienne Rich On The Powerful, Powerless Mother

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Harry Crews On Writing And Feeling Like A 'Freak'

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Earl Scruggs: The 2003 Fresh Air Interview

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Paul McCartney Blows 'Kisses' To His Father's Era

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The 'Illegal Procedure' Of Paying College Athletes

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Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky were mega-stars in the Yiddish theater world. Their story is told in a new documentary, written and conducted by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas. courtesy of Michael Tilson Thomas hide caption

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The Thomashefskys: Stars Of The Yiddish Stage

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Rachel Maddow hosts the nightly news talk show The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Bill Phelps/Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Rachel Maddow: The Fresh Air Interview

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'Mad Men' Creator On What's Next For Don Draper

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An al-Shabab fighter displays a weapon during military exercises in northern Mogadishu, Somalia, in 2010. Mohamed Sheikh Nor/AP hide caption

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Jeffrey Gettleman: On Reporting Somalia's Crisis

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Jason Segel (left) and Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) try to reunite the original Muppets in the new family comedy The Muppets. Disney hide caption

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Making 'The Muppets Movie' Was 'Dream Come True'

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Elmo and Clash, on the Sesame Street set in 2006. Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop hide caption

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Kevin Clash: Making Elmo Come To Life

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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, testifying alongside his son James, said his July appearance before a British parliamentary inquiry in London was "the most humble day of my life." Parbul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As 'Murdoch's Scandal' Unravels, Many Implicated

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'Imagine' That: Fostering Creativity In The Workplace

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Ahmed Rashid: Pakistan Lurches From Crisis To Crisis

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