For All Audiences: the LGBT Experience, the Aftermath of 9/11, Holocaust Histories, Plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Interviews with men and women elected to public office who are openly LGBT, the life and work of Noam Chomsky, one of the backstories of September 11, 2001, the fate of Jewish children in Belgium who escaped the Holocaust.

French’s Latest Dublin Murder, Mandel’s Breakout; Miller on 20th-Century American History | Audiobook Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Nerve-wracking psychological suspense, excellently narrated by Hogan and Hutchinson; Potter demonstrates her talent and tells Mandel’s story of the survivors of a worldwide pandemic; Jazz Age Manhattan, endlessly appealing.

Eric Kaplan on Does Santa Exist? | Tantorious

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Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Eric Kaplan is a co-executive producer of and writer for the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Previously, he wrote for Late Show with David Letterman, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, Futurama, and Flight of […]

Clayton’s Innocents, the Life of Ray Mancini, the Roosevelts, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews

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An “adult ghost story”; former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini; the private and public lives of the extraordinary Roosevelt family; a portrayal of the indomitable human spirit.

Fiction by Bloom, Winters; What Winfrey Knows; Plus Funk and Klein Tackle Climate Change | Audiobook Reviews

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Bloom’s charming audiobook may prove to be among the best of the year, What I Know for Sure feels like a rich and lively conversation with a close friend, Winters pulls no punches and avoids easy solutions.

Music in the Library Is Classic! | Music Matters

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Ed Lein of Florida’s Jacksonville Public Library system has been putting on classical concerts in the branches since the late 1980s, with his Music @ Main series really taking off over the last decade.

Audiobooks from de Rosnay, Hayes, Hiaasen, & Hubbard | Xpress Reviews

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de Rosnay misses with The Other Story, Hayes is recommended for thriller collections, Hiaasen’s columns are a marginal purchase, Hubbard’s stories are uneven

Sculptor Calder, Voices of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Christie’s Poirot, the Latest Fast Scans | Video Reviews

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An introduction to one of America’s most important modern artists, whose influential body of work is so often reduced to only his mobiles; a vision of the “very complex historical narrative” that is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Audiobooks from Chase, Finder, Hubbard, and McEwen & Koloniar| Xpress Reviews

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A dressmaker finds love, a suspenseful thriller for all collections, a solid Hubbard for lovers of war stories, a work for those who enjoy military thrillers

Depression & Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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As with all scary and mysterious things, one of the safest ways to examine depression is through art. Depression is a classic theme in books, poetry, and music, but it’s also a burgeoning concept in video games.

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