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For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

Safety for LGBTQ students is critical, but inclusive policies shouldn't stop there, author Michael Sadowski argues in his new book.
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Egypt's Repressive Government Frames Yasmine El Rashidi's First Novel

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Yasmine El Rashidi about her debut novel, Chronicle of a Last Summer. It follows a young Egyptian whose life and country change over three turbulent summers.
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Meet The Guy Who Has Been A Hero, A Pirate, A 'Mountain Of Molten Lust'

Model Jason Aaron Baca has appeared on 475 romance book covers. By his tally, that's more than even Fabio. His is a story of hard work and luck in the swashbuckling, bodice-ripping world of romance.
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'The Dream Life Of Astronauts' Is A Journey To Emotional Deep Space

Patrick Ryan's book of short stories is set around Cape Canaveral, Fla., during the 1960s and '70s. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's the best new short story collection she's read in light years.
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'The War At Home' Recounts The Tension Of Being A Military Spouse

As the wife of a Navy fighter pilot, memoirist Rachel Starnes has had much of her life — including where she lives and how often she gets to live with her husband — determined by his career.
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Diversity Drives The Story In The Latest Incarnation Of Superman

If you've been in a comics store lately, you've noticed the increasing diversity on the shelves: a biracial Spiderman, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and today, a Chinese man takes up the mantle of Superman.
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'Almighty' Follows Activists In The Fight Against Nuclear Weapons

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter and author Dan Zak about his latest book, Almighty, about anti-nuclear weapons activism.
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'Schumer' Writer Jessi Klein On Barbies, Ageism And Pumping At The Emmys

Klein won an Emmy in 2015 for her work on Inside Amy Schumer. Her new book, You'll Grow Out of It, is a collection of humorous personal essays.
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2 Brilliantly Written Novels From Mexico Head Up A Wave Of Literary Talent

Critic John Powers says there's a boom in good fiction emerging from Mexico. He recommends Among Strange Victims, by Daniel Saldaña París, and The Transmigration of Bodies, by Yuri Herrera.
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Your Turn: Community Policing

It's "your turn" to join a conversation about where the D.C. region fits into the reinvigorated national debate about race, community policing and accountability.

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