Actor Joe Morton has appeared in films like Speed and Terminator 2 and TV shows like Law & Order and The Good Wife. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Carrie Mae Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee is using the website Kickstarter to raise money for his latest project. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, speaks in Lagos, Nigeria, this year. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Spencer West at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Courtesy of Free the Children hide caption

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