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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Fresh Air Weekend: Susie Arioli, Frank Langella

Canadian singer Susie Arioli gives an in-studio concert. Frank Langella discusses the ups and downs of his long career.

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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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In About Face, former supermodels (including Carmen Dell'Orefice shown above) talk about what it's like to grow old in an industry that is obsessed with youth. Mark Mahaney/Greenfield-Sanders Studio/Courtesy HBO hide caption

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Sister Pat Farrell is the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the vice president of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa. LCWR hide caption

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Sigourney Weaver stars as Secretary of State Elaine Barrish in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals. Andrew Eccles/USA Network hide caption

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In Margaret, Lisa (Anna Paquin) distracts a bus driver, which leads to an accident in which a pedestrian is run over and dies. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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