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Jonathan Groff plays an FBI agent and criminal profiler in the Netflix series Mindhunter. Patrick Harbron/Netflix hide caption

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'Mindhunter' Actor Jonathan Groff On His Most Life-Altering Roles

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John Hodgman's previous books include That Is All and The Areas of My Expertise. Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP hide caption

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John Hodgman Reflects On His Mother's Death And White Privilege

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Demonstrators in Miami stand with tape reading, " I Can't Breathe," in 2014. The protest occurred after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the police officers involved Eric Garner's death. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Can't Breathe' Examines Modern Policing And The Life And Death Of Eric Garner

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The teen protagonist in John Green's latest novel, Turtles All The Way Down, has a type of anxiety disorder that sends her into fearful "thought spirals" of bacterial infection and death. Jennifer Kerrigan hide caption

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For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind

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A 3-year-old Amy Tan appears with her brother Peter in this 1955 family photo. Peter died in 1967 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Courtesy of Amy Tan hide caption

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'I Am Full Of Contradictions': Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

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"I'm meant to make people happy. That's my job," says Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC hide caption

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Jimmy Fallon On The School Of 'SNL' And His Tendency To Smile Too Much

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Noah Baumbach Explores Love, Resentment And Anger In 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

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Tom Petty performs with The Heartbreakers at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on June 16, 2013. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Petty To 'Fresh Air': 'The Songs Mean A Lot To People, And It Means A Lot To Me'

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Going into Town includes a section on New York City's infamous water bugs, which are even bigger than cockroaches. Roz Chast/Bloomsbury hide caption

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Cartoonist Roz Chast Draws A 'Love Letter' To New York City, Cockroaches And All

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Hugh Hefner On Early 'Playboy' And Changing America's Values

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Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Candy, a prostitute who hopes to get out of the trade by learning to make porn films, on the HBO series The Deuce. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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'Deuce' Creators Capture The Birth Of America's Billion-Dollar Porn Industry

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President Barack Obama speaks at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. Speechwriter David Litt, who helped craft the president's comedy routine that night, says, "Some of the joke is always that it's the president telling a joke." Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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A Former Speechwriter Looks Back On His 'Hopey, Changey' Years With Obama

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In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

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Clinton Won't Rule Out Questioning 2016 Election, But Says No Clear Means To Do So

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