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Compared with the past, is it really easier to come out? The authors of "You can Tell Just by Looking" tackle this question in a new video. 

Check out this great new trailer for The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation

Check out the book trailer for Public Enemy by Bill Ayers!

What’s in your backpack? Traildog and Dirt Work author Christine Byl shows us what’s in hers.

Watch the book trailer to Kate Bornstein’s A Queer and Pleasant Danger, which is now out in paperback!

You must watch Geoffrey Canada’s TED Talk on our education system—Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

Holocaust Remembrance Week is April 7-14. In this video, My Mother’s Wars author Lillian Faderman reads a selection from her book detailing her mother’s efforts to rescue her family from the Holocaust.

Viktor E. Frankl on finding meaning in difficult times.

Watch the book trailer for Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape by Brad Tyer (on sale 3/26/13)