| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Beijing increasingly appears to be walling China off from the outside world, with potentially disastrous consequences.
Take civil society. China's national legislature is considering a bill that would further restrict the operations of foreign non-...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:20 AM
China’s Internet regulators on Wednesday announced wide-reaching rules requiring anybody posting comments online to register using their real name, the latest step in a continued tightening of control over freedom of expression online.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It just got a little less fun to be a headline writer in China.
China’s media regulators have put out a new edict to copywriters, directing them to keep their groaners to themselves.
It’s no laughing matter – the State General...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:44 AM
Striking photos, videos and news about Hong Kong’s ongoing democracy protests and clashes with police have exploded across TV, radio, newspapers worldwide in recent days, to say nothing of Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. But thanks...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the City of Houston and...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
TOKYO - A predictable handful of Japanese movies each year receive regular slots in international film festivals, especially if the films are made by such established auteurs such as Hirokazu Kore'eda, or Naomie Kawase, or by mavericks Takashi Miike and...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:01 PM
When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The following is the text of a letter written by Neshaminy High School senior football player Stephen Pirritano regarding the use of the school nickname "Redskins" in the school newspaper:
In October of 2013 the Neshaminy School District run paper,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Note to principals interested in quietly removing books from summer reading programs: Don't target novels written by one of the editors of BoingBoing.
Upon hearing his young adult novel "Little Brother" had been pulled from the summer reading program...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
James Conlon's Los Angeles Opera "Recovered Voices" mission of reviving music suppressed by the Nazis has been on hiatus lately, economic recovery being the company's priority. For the time being, the music director has, instead, looked elsewhere, such as...