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Arguably the 2013 arts story with the greatest potential impact was the February debut on Netflix of "House of Cards," a political thriller filmed in Baltimore. The show stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as modern-day Mr. and Ms. Macbeth.

The series is revolutionary because it bypasses the networks and cable stations altogether, making episodes available only to Netflix subscribers. In September, the series made history again when its director, David Fincher, won an Emmy Award. The second season returns on Valentine's Day 2014.

Handout, Reuters