Monthly Archives: June 2010

A virtual demonstration against censorship

A Second Life user films a demonstration opposing the virtual world’s ban of Rose Borchovski’s The Kiss, which was intended to be shown at SL’s 7th birthday celebration. For more about the incident, see “Second Life Censors Machinema Film Over … Continue reading

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It’s not about the children: “Revolutionary Voices” pulled from public library

We were gratified to learn of a kind mention last week from librarian Lizzy Burns in her thoughtful blog A CHAIR, A FIREPLACE & A TEA COZY concerning one example of the kind of work the NCAC does every day. … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Edward Albee, David Henry Hwang, Terrence McNally and Adam Rapp

The Free Speech Leadership Council gathered on June 23, 2010 for “Playwrights on Censorship: A Conversation with Edward Albee, David Henry Hwang, Terrence McNally, and Adam Rapp.” It was perhaps the first time ever these luminous playwrights conversed in the … Continue reading

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Second Life Censors Machinema Film Over Artistic Nudity

The online virtual environment Second Life headlines the latest censorship scandal: they took down an art exhibit because SL community guidelines do not allow nudity unless it is confined to a space that has a “mature” or “adult” rating.  The … Continue reading

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Indiana school board to review Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon”

As we reported in our latest edition of Censorship News, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon was recently removed from an Indiana high school’s AP English class on April 28 after a parent and school board members complained … Continue reading

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State Governments Use Money to Censor Movies Filmed In Their States That Disturb Their Sensibilities and Egos.

Should states withhold film incentive because a film criticizes its anti-immigration policies or shows too much violence, or because a state official just finds it “objectionable”? As a way to bring business and revenue to their regions, various states have … Continue reading

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No no, a cartoon, naked man in it, no, Apple won’t have it

Take a look at this panel from an iPad graphic novel app based on James Joyce’s 20th century classic, Ulysses. There is a part in the story where a character, Buck Mulligan, strips down and jumps in the Irish Sea … Continue reading

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Teachers Get In Trouble for Teaching Students About Their Constitutional Rights

Two teachers at Norview High School in Norfolk, VA were recently put on administrative leave by the school after a parent complained about a video that she saw in Government class.  The video informed its audience on how to assert … Continue reading

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Why would BP stifle information about the oil spill?

You might think that an accurate calculation of the amount of oil flowing into the gulf would be crucial to understanding the environmental impact of the spill.  You might also think that the nation’s top scientists would be a valuable … Continue reading

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Fractured Fairey Tale

In one of the more recent public controversies to hit the NCAC’s arts advocacy radar, two murals from a series commissioned for a Cincinnati Arts Center (CAC) exhibition were recently destroyed – one vandalized by unknown actors, the other whitewashed … Continue reading

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