Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bill Moyers Reads Banned Books

Did you know that Bill Moyers is this year’s honorary chair for Banned Books Week? Mr. Moyers talks about his love of reading and libraries below to kick off the week. “Some of the most inspiring works ever written are … Continue reading

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Come to “Fifty Shades of Banned”: A Banned Books Week Celebration

NCAC is partnering with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in hosting a night of Pleasure Reading, literally. In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 29 – Oct. 6), we invite you to join us in celebrating with readings from some … Continue reading

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Bookmans’ Awesomely Uplifting Banned Book Video

Check out this fantastic video Bookmans, a chain of independent bookstores in Arizona, did for Banned Books Week (Sept. 29 – Oct. 6). Love those little lightbulbs. The last quote from Harry Potter gave me the chills: “Happiness can be … Continue reading

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Artists Speak Out Against Cancellation of Amiri Baraka Talk at Caldwell College

The staff at The Visceglia Gallery were very much looking forward to the opening of its GET IT ON THE RECORD exhibit, a collection of works by twenty-one African-American artists investigating the “collective history of Black America.” As part of … Continue reading

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“Bulging Nipples” in New Yorker Cartoon Draw Facebook Censorship

Bulging nipples are definitely not appropriate for mixed company, a.k.a. The Facebook. Even if they are microscopic in size. Even if they are drawings and especially if they are on Eve. Or so determined Facebook this week when it suspended … Continue reading

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Blogging the NAMAC Panel: Public Enemy and Private Intermediaries

I’m blogging from Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) conference Leading Creatively 2012, where I’m representing the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC). Earlier today I presented on a panel entitled Digital Frontiers: Copyright, Censorship, … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel “Sidescrollers” Cut from Enfield Summer Reading List

A parent of an incoming freshman in Enfield, CT took a complaint about the graphic novel Sidescrollers to the district Board of Education and succeeded in having the book axed from the list. In addition, the board decided to take responsibility … Continue reading

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