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.

Classic Drama, Where Dreams Come True, A Portrait of Faithfulness and Freedom, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews

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Libraries can expand their film offerings in a hurry and at a good price with Acorn’s Classic Drama Collection, Greasepaint spends less time on jokes and pratfalls and more on what it means to be a family.

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels, Barnosky on Extinction, Dealing with Dementia, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

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Written for the general public, Aptowicz’s book will be of great interest to large public libraries; a superior synthesis of recent research from many scientific disciplines; Emlen’s excellent writing will draw in readers intrigued by astonishingly powerful weapons.

Cold War History, the Life of Ward, Trials of Ali, plus Fast Scans & Trailers | Video Reviews

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An engaging examination of the influence of Western TV, an overdue reminder of what remains singular about Lynd Ward, a fascinating look into how Ali overcame prejudice through the courage of his convictions, and much more

The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, more Grey Gardens, Autistic Adults, plus “Prime” TV | Video Reviews

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One of the most significant ballets of the 20th century is essential for any dance collection, the iconic documentary portrait of the Beales is now more complete, interviews with 12 adults living on the autism spectrum increase awareness

Pop Music History, Contemporary Ed, Big Issues Fiction, & More | Video Reviews

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Talented backup singers in recent pop music history, the exciting result of the Go Public Project, Out in Public humanizes the Arab-Israeli conflict by focusing on its effects on the lives of two men and their families.

The United States of Autism, A Remastered Pawnbroker, Hergé’s Tintin, Crime Spree Roundup, & More | Video Reviews

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Evert’s United States of Autism gives a sense of togetherness, a welcome step up for The Pawnbroker, Tintin‘s mass appeal, modern jewel thieves Smash & Grab

Polanski’s First-Class Tess, Pop Icon Marvin Hamlisch, Ping Pong on Four Continents, & More | Video Reviews

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Reviews of Tess, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love, Ping Pong, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

Video Reviews | March 15, 2014

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Reviews of Birth of the Living Dead, Life Is a Saxophone, Rising from Ashes, Cutie and the Boxer, and a list of titles from the March 15 issue.

Science & Technology Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Never Too Late To Go Vegan, Jeffrey Bennett’s What Is Relativity?, Jennifer Potter’s Seven Flowers, Steve N.G. Howell & others’s Rare Birds of North America, David Allen Sibley’s The Sibley Guide to Birds, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

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