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Bass Reeves, depicted here in an illustration from Joel Christian Gill's Tales of the Talented Tenth, was one of the first African-American U.S. marshals. Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of Fulcrum Publishing hide caption

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'Strange Fruit' Shares Uncelebrated, Quintessentially American Stories

Have you heard of Bass Reeves? Richard Potter? Spottswood Rice? "Box" Brown? If not, illustrator-historian Joel Christian Gill says, you're missing out on some of the best stories in American history.

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William Tell Overture California Guitar Trio

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Filmmaker David Cross Says It's No Wonder We All Want Fame

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'Strange Fruit' Shares Uncelebrated, Quintessentially American Stories

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Sinnerman Nina Simone
That's How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding
Dreaming Moon Magnetic Fields

Nearly every male character in The Grand Budapest Hotel has some kind of beard or mustache. Some were real, but hair and makeup designer Frances Hannon says "about 60 or 70 percent" were artificial. Martin Scali/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight hide caption

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At 'The Grand Budapest,' A Banquet Of Beards And Melange Of Mustaches

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In Love And Music, Estelle Is Out To Get It Right

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Something Good/Devotion (Passion Interlude) Estelle
Chinese Checkers Booker T. & the MG's
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