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The Quaz


Crystal McKellar

Long ago, she uttered the greatest line in Wonder Years history ("Friends! I'll give you friends!"). Now, she's a high-powered attorney pining for a reunion.

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Marie Te Hapuku

To listen to this opera singer belt out music is absolute bliss, and her spot among the luminaries at the Metropilitan Opera speaks for itself.

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John Herzfeld

The director of Days in the Valley and HBO's Don King: Only in America explains what it's like to stand behind a camera and create cinema genius.

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Mike Sharp

Once upon a time, he compiled a blistering 31:28 6.2-mile race. Then he was hit by a bicycle, and nearly died. The ensuing decades have been hell.

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Dan Riehl

One of the kings of the conservative blogosphere doesn't mind telling you what he thinks of Obama, Hillary and the rest of the gang. Prepare to have your blood boiled.

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Jake Black

He's a Mormon cancer survivor, as well as one of America's top comic book writers. If you have any questions about Supergirl, here's your man.

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Jenny DeMilo

For the right price, she will escort you to an event. She will have sex with you. But she absolutely, positively won't pee on you. Sorry, man. We all have limits.

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Kathleen Osgood

She was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, but decided her life would be better served by blogging, not crying. The results are magical—and uplifting.

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Glen Graham

The Blind Melon drummer was in one of America's hottest bands, until tragedy struck. Where does a musician go when all roads lead nowhere?

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Brian Johnson

The former San Francisco Giants catcher now works as an advance scout for the organization. What he sees in the game might truly surprise you.

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Tina Thompson

The WNBA's all-time leading scorer has bounced from team to team, but one thing she believes: The women's professional game is here to stay.

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Gabriel Aldort

Being a New York City street musician ain't easy. Heat. Freeze. Crazy people. Jerks. Ultimately, for one, it's about the sweet sounds of joy.

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Dave Coverly

His "Speed Bump" is syndicated in more than 400 papers, and in 2009 he was given the prestigious Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

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Craig Salstein

The soloist with the New York City-based American Ballet Theatre won on Star Search and loves Taco Bell. Oh, and he can really, really dance.

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Seth Davis

The college basketball guru has emerged from some community college (ahem, Duke) to become a top gun at Sports Illustrated and CBS.

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Lennie Friedman

The longtime NFL offensive lineman grew up on the grounds of a summer camp for disadvantaged children in New Jersey. His startling saga.

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The Quaz Breakdown

J.D. Scholten

He went 5-2 pitching for the 2004 Sioux City Explorers, then 14 years later nearly upset the racist, xenophobic Steve King in a race for one of Iowa's congressional seats. So how do the Democrats win the White House...

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Britni de la Cretaz

This former social worker made the unorthodox career leap toward journalism, then devoted herself to examining the intersection of sports and gender. The result: One of America's most fascinating scribes.

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Sammy Burke

I was attending a Blind Melon concert a few months ago. There was an opening act—the John McCloy Band. I wondered what it's like to be a seasoned bass player/math teacher jamming away in a small Southern California club....

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Rich O’Malley

His goal was to attend a game at every Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association stadium—then chronicle the experience. Thanks to heart, grit, drive and Poke Nachos, the mission was accomplished.

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Barry Pollock

This reenactment fighter dons 40 pounds of armor made from leather and steel, then kicks ass on the battlefield. Just please don't compare him to Paul Rudd in "Role Models."

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Dave Tollefson

The two-time Super Bowl champion went from Home Depot and Division II football to twice toppling Ton Brady on the NFL's biggest stage. He also was teammates with Omar Gaither—and they can't take that away from him.

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Paul Sedacca

The world's greatest Newark, Del.-based Flamenco guitarist (with a love of banjo, Kiss and the Stone Balloon) collaborates with his wife to bring music to the people. Which helps explain why he always seems so damn happy.

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Kaira Rouda

While this prolific best-selling author is married to a United States congressman, she spends much of her time speaking with Jane, David, Betsy and the other characters who fill her pages—and her mind.

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