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Human Videos: Reenacting Christian Pop Songs For Jesus

Teenagers belonging to the Assemblies of God proselytize — and socialize — by acting out pop songs.

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The plotlines are complex and mysterious, but with time and effort, "you can unlock the secret," says Frank Lantz. Above, Serah's fiancee, Snow Villiers. Square Enix hide caption

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The Selective Subculture Of 'Fantasy' Gamers

The complexity of the role-playing game Final Fantasy acts as a gatekeeper, keeping out all but the most persistent. And hard-core fans say that's just the way they like it.

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Fractured Industry: Companies That Serve Musicians Without Deals

There are more musicians trying to make a living without a major label deal than ever before.

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BET's '106 And Park' Won't Ever Grow Old

The hip-hop-oriented video show makes eighth-graders feel like they're at a party just for them.

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Agents of Secret Stuff stars YouTube celebrity Ryan Higa as a spy operative who finds himself somewhat out of place when he's assigned to go undercover at a high school. Through YouTube, fans can find stars they can more easily relate to who may be ignored by Hollywood. YouTube hide caption

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Entertainer and relationship guru Steve Harvey signs copies of his new book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, at the Borders on 18th Street in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2011. Adele Hampton/NPR hide caption

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