The Beatles perform one of their songs while filming A Hard Day's Night in 1964. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Roger Ebert was surrounded by movie memorabilia in his office. The new documentary Life Itself captures how Ebert lived life and faced death. Kevin Horan/Courtesy of Kartemquin hide caption

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Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in the new movie Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role. Courtesy of Matt Lankes hide caption

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Comedian Joel McHale spoke at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in May. He says everyone wanted to see his jokes ahead of time, but he likes keeping them a secret. Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Director Gillian Robespierre (left) co-wrote Obvious Child as a short film in 2009 with an empowered lead female in mind. Jenny Slate, who starred as Donna in the feature film, says she was excited about the role. Courtesy of A24 Films hide caption

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John Oliver's new political satire Last Week Tonight airs on HBO. Oliver says the network gives him an almost "confusing amount of freedom." Eric Liebowitz/Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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In addition to managing careers, Gordon (left) was also instrumental in creating personas — he was the one who dreamed up some of Alice Cooper's (right) onstage antics. Dogwoof Films hide caption

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Denzel Washington plays Walter Lee, the role played by Sidney Poitier in the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun. Sophie Okonedo, known for her Academy Award nomination for Hotel Rwanda, plays Ruth Younger in her New York stage debut. Brigitte Lacombe hide caption

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Max Beckmann's biblical and political triptych Departure (right) hangs on the same wall as Adolf Ziegler's Four Elements triptych, which Hitler owned. Both pieces are part of the Neue Galerie's "Degenerate Art" exhibit. Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York hide caption

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In Louie, Louis C.K. plays a comic who finds comedy in uncomfortable, touchy topics. K.C. Bailey/FX hide caption

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Reporter Glenn Greenwald speaks to reporters in Hong Kong on June 10, 2013, just days after publishing a series of reports about the NSA's mass surveillance programs. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Sam Baker's new album is titled Say Grace. C. Lawrence/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Sam Baker And Roz Chast

A musician finds grace in the wake of destruction and a cartoonist reflects on caring for aging parents.

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This is the third time Alan Cumming has starred in Cabaret. Each of the productions with Cumming was directed by Sam Mendes. Rob Marshall choreographed both American productions and co-directed the new one. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Comic Hari Kondabolu's album Waiting for 2042 is a reference to the year the Census Bureau projects whites will be the minority in the U.S. "Don't worry, white people," he says. "You were a minority when you came to this country. Things seemed to have worked out for you." Kyle Johnson hide caption

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According to Dr. Martin Blaser, the overuse of antibiotics has contributed to killing off strains of bacteria that typically live in the gut. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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