Lena Dunham's new collection of personal essays about her relationships, friendships and obsessive-compulsive disorder has received rave reviews. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of Random House hide caption

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André Benjamin plays Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side. Patrick Redmond/Courtesy of Open Road Films hide caption

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Charles Blow is a New York Times columnist. Before that, he worked at the paper as the graphics director and design director for news. Beowolf Sheehan/Courtesy of hide caption

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Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor are two of the stars of Transparent, in which Tambor's character comes out as transgender to her three adult children. Beth Dubber/Amazon Studios hide caption

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John Darnielle writes literary lyrics for the Mountain Goats, often telling stories about fictional characters or stories from his life. His new book, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. Lalitree Darnielle/Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption

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"It's one of those moments in your life where you're so conscious about what you're about to do, and what you're about to do will change your life." --€” Geena Rocero James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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"In that instant I realized how much energy it takes to hold that hatred inside of you" — Zak Ebrahim James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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