Simon Says Simon Says NPR's Scott Simon Shares His Take On Events Large And Small

In 2012, Kirk Douglas attended the last 70mm film screening of 1960's Spartacus, which he starred in. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Cricketer Phillip Hughes celebrates a score in 2011. Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck him on the neck and killed him. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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Onlookers take cell phone pictures of stranded window washers hanging from scaffolding on the side of One World Trade Center. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria: The Trojan Women inserts current events into an ancient Greek tragedy, performed here in Amman, Jordan, in 2013. Lynn Alleva Lilley/Lynn Alleva Lilley hide caption

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