Barbara Ann Mandrell is an American country music singer, musician, and actress. She is known for a series of top-10 hits and TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s that helped her become one of country's most successful female vocalists of that period. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford , followed by a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous . Deschanel became known for her deadpan comedy roles in the films The Good Girl , The New Guy , Elf , The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , Failure to Launch , Yes Man , and Days of Summer . She also did dramatic turns in the films Manic , All the Real Girls , Winter Passing and Bridge to Terabithia . Since 2011, she has played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which she has received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations.
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as "the father of modern linguistics," Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and laureate professor at the University of Arizona, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.