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Andre Leon Talley speaks during a Q&A during the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 2, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD hide caption

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Architect Clive Wilkinson's design for the famed Googleplex set a high bar for other Silicon Valley companies eager to keep employees at home in the office. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Architect behind Googleplex now says it's 'dangerous' to work at such a posh office

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'Wait Wait' for Jan. 22, 2022: With Not My Job guest Brian Cox

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The members of C4 Trio, L-R: Rodner Padilla, Edward Ramírez, Héctor Molina and Jorge Glem José Blanco /Courtesy of GroundUP Music hide caption

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The cuatro players of C4 Trio are the future of Venezuela's national instrument

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Marty Roberts performs at The Dresden in Los Angeles. Hali Gillin hide caption

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From hairdresser to L.A. lounge icon, Marty Roberts is remembered as a musical idol

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A woman drinks an alcohol-free beer during the annual "Fete de la Musique" (music day), in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in Paris in 2018. Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Percy (Taliesin Jaffe), Pike (Ashley Johnson), Grog (Travis Willingham), Vex (Laura Bailey), Keyleth (Marisha Ray) Scanlan (Sam Riegel) and Vax (Liam O'Brien) have +2 swords, will travel. Amazon Studios hide caption

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Louie Anderson at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. He was known for his starring role in the FX dark comedy Baskets. Danny Moloshok/Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP hide caption

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Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson has died at 68

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Dave Eggers: How Can Kids Learn Human Skills in a Tech-Dominated World?

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22 tips for 2022: You don't need an intense workout. Small moves make a difference

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Singer Meat Loaf performs in support of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the football stadium at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Charles Dharapak/AP File Photo hide caption

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ABC's Abbott Elementary stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams and Lisa Ann Walter. Gilles Mingasson/ABC hide caption

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Seidi Haarla plays a Finnish archaeology student traveling by train through Russia in Compartment No. 6. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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