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Emil Richards has played percussion on countless classic film and TV soundtracks. Courtesy of Yamaha Artist Services hide caption

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Emil Richards: Timekeeper Of Tinseltown

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Tale of the tape: a vintage Bob Marley cassette. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cassette Tapes Get A West Coast Rewind

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When the National Portrait Gallery removed a work after pressure from activists and politicians, a project called the Museum of Censored Art set up shop right outside the museum's doors. Erin Schwartz/NPR hide caption

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As 'Hide/Seek' Ends, A Step Back To Look For Lessons

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Entertainer and relationship guru Steve Harvey signs copies of his new book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, at the Borders on 18th Street in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2011. Adele Hampton/NPR hide caption

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Steve Harvey: A Comedy King Looks To Speak Across A Cultural Divide

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Dressed To Impress: Unilever, a conglomerate behind various products, from food (Hellmann's mayonnaise and Lipton teas) to body wash (Axe and Ponds), bought into the Mad Men aesthetic with podbuster advertisements that evoke the TV drama's look. Unilever hide caption

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'Podbuster' Ads, Calculated To Make You Hit Pause

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Paris Barclay, here at the 59th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2007, is the vice president and the first black officer of the guild. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Paris Barclay: A TV Insider With An Outsider Instinct

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