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The Sandman: Overture explores the back story of the central character, Orpheus, to explain how he wound up in captivity at the start of The Sandman. Courtesy of DC Entertainment hide caption

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has spent a total of six months in space. In his new book, he writes that getting to space took only "8 minutes and 42 seconds. Give or take a few thousand days of training." NASA/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

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This rare portrait of Bach, by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, hung in John Eliot Gardiner's home during World War II. courtesy of William H. Scheide, Princeton, N.J. hide caption

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Biography Doesn't Hold Back On Darkest Years Of 'The Man In Black'

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Warren Buffett (left), Howard G. Buffett (center) and grandson Howard W. Buffett collaborated on a book about the challenges of feeding more than 2 billion more mouths by 2050. Scott Eells/Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector a few hours after the Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994, in California. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Preparing For The Big One, Whisper Campaigns, 'Frankenstein'

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River Phoenix's Eccentric Upbringing, Tragic Death

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Andrew Neiderman has written more than 40 novels in his own name, in addition to dozens as V.C. Andrews. Courtesy of Andrew Neiderman hide caption

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Drawing Rock 'N' Roll And Sympathy Into Frankenstein's World

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