Stephen Colbert (right) performs with Ben Folds on the set of his TV show, The Colbert Report. Kris Long hide caption

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Oliver Sacks is a physician, author and professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine. He also frequently contributes to The New Yorker. His new book is called Hallucinations. Elena Seibert/Knopf hide caption

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Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarachy on FX. Prashant Gupta/FX 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. His latest novel is Back to Blood. Jim Cooper/AP 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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Comedian Tig Notaro dealt with a cancer diagnosis the best way she knew how — with humor. tignation.com hide caption

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Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) must juggle a variety of responsibilities as an obstetrician-gynecologist in the new comedy The Mindy Project. Jordin Althaus/Fox hide caption

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Bob Dylan's Tempest features 10 new songs with many feisty, baffling, sometimes beautiful moments. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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W. Kamau Bell's new FX weekly series Totally Biased mixes standup, sketches and interviews. Matthias Clamer hide caption

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Thor Hanson's own cast of Archaeopteryx lithographica presents what he calls the "ancient wing written in stone." Thor Hanson/Basic Books hide caption

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"To me, the voice is an instrument, just like any other instrument," Regina Spektor says. Shervin Lainez hide caption

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Scenes in the movie Sleepwalk With Me -- about Mike Birbiglia's sleep disorder — made him emotional while filming them. Adam Beckman/IFC Films hide caption

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Susie Arioli's new album, All the Way, was released in June. Marianne Larochelle hide caption

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Chris Rock stars as Julie Delpy's boyfriend in 2 Days in New York. Delpy directed the film, a follow-up to her 2007 romantic comedy 2 Days in Paris. Walter Thomson/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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