Tag Archives: free expression

Dramatists Guild to Washington DC’s Embattled Theater J: “Stand Strong”

NCAC participating organizations the Dramatists Guild and the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund have sent a letter (PDF embed below) to Theater J in Washington DC in support of the venue’s staging of Motti Lerner’s The Admission. A group called Citizens Opposed to Propaganda Masquerading as … Continue reading

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So You Heard About the SAGA/Apple/ComiXology Flap, and You Want to Know More About Digital Gatekeepers?

We can help with that! NCAC is concerned with censorship in all its forms, even those instances where private enterprises are within their legal rights to marginalize or ban content based on a point of view. Users engage with the … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Them Eat Cake

Sweden’s minister of culture has been in the global news spotlight recently, and not for her nation’s propensity for neo-noir literature. Minister Lena Adelson Liljeroth was invited to attend and speak at World Art Day at Stockholm’s Museum of Modern … Continue reading

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MediaBistro Plugs NCAC Readout Videos

MediaBistro’s GalleyCat blog posted a nice plug for the Banned Books Week Videos from our Readout Tent at the Brooklyn Book Festival. A few are below, and we’ll post more as they’re edited…why limit a good thing to one week? … Continue reading

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“And Tango Makes Three”

Some believe it is legitimate to shield children and teenagers from information that is perceived to negatively affect that critical time of development. Time and time again, the efforts of artists and authors to incorporate controversial themes in works for … Continue reading

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Hazelwood: A Student’s Perspective

Two years ago I sat upon the graduation stage to receive a diploma that would end my 13-year relationship with the public school I attended since kindergarten.  As a member of a class of 125 students, this day symbolized endless … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: John Davis Malloy on the Smithsonian After Hide/Seek

It’s true that the Smithsonian’s Flashpoints and Faultlines forum was too late for Hide/Seek, but keeping the issues alive months after the exhibit closed may be the right timing for the future of this public institution. It was no surprise … Continue reading

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Can They Do That? Saggy Pants Edition

Perhaps you heard that the Arkansas State Legislature has banned students from wearing “clothing that exposes underwear, buttocks, or the breast of a female” at all school-related functions. So: Can they do that? Fire up the Free Speech Wayback Machine … Continue reading

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WEAR IT PROUD

Button brought back from the March 2011 Culture Wars symposium with the Corcoran and Transformer DC.

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Smithsonian Regents’ Response to Censorship Outrage: what does it promise?

In response to the national outrage over the removal of artist David Wojnarowicz’ video Fire In My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery following pressure from the Catholic League and Republican Congressional leaders, the Smithsonian Board of Regents formed an Advisory Panel*. Continue reading

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