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Kevin Spacey's President Frank Underwood is embattled and often frustrated in the third season of Netflix's House of Cards. David Giesbrecht/Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

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Poet Richard Blanco says that appearing at President Obama's second inauguration made him feel as if, for the first time, he "had a place at the American table." Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Jacobs-Jenkins has written a trilogy of plays that explore race in America. Imogen Heath hide caption

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One Playwright's 'Obligation' To Confront Race And Identity In The U.S.

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'Shesh Yak' Explores A Society Torn Apart By The Syrian Civil War

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Comedian Bill Burr Says Stand-Up In Asia In Its 'Lenny Bruce Years'

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Marina Franklin says audiences can always relate to jokes about heartache. "There's nothing like getting an immediate response," she says. Carlos Delgado/Courtesy of Marina Franklin hide caption

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For Three Comedians, Valentine's Day Makes For One Big Joke

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Singer Conchita Wurst, representing Austria, performs the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wurst, who won the competition, placed seventh on Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising global search requests. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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John Cameron Mitchell will play Hedwig on Broadway until April 26. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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For John Cameron Mitchell, Midlife Crisis Means Returning To 'Hedwig'

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Larry David hasn't been in a play since the eighth grade, but he's written and stars in a new comedy called Fish in the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. "I didn't think it was going to get any laughs at all," he says. "The first time we did it, like every laugh was a surprise to me because I was expecting nothing." Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Philip Renaldi Publicity hide caption

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Much To His Chagrin, On Broadway Larry David Has To 'Wait And Talk'

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Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman on AMC's "Better Call Saul." Ursula Coyote/AP hide caption

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Missing Your 'Breaking Bad' Fix? 'Better Call Saul' Will Hit The Spot

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Football rules, uniforms, helmets and protective gear have changed a lot over the years. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

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Every Brilliant Thing, starring Jonny Donahoe, follows a son's efforts to fight his mother's deep depression. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of O&M Co. hide caption

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One-Man Show Casts 'Brilliant' Light On Realities Of Suicide, Depression

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