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  • No laughing matter: China's media regulators ban puns

    No laughing matter: China's media regulators ban puns
    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...
  • Censors in China keep mainlanders in dark about Hong Kong protests

    Censors in China keep mainlanders in dark about Hong Kong protests
    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...
  • Houston pastors fight censorship challenge

    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...
  • Self-Control is Killing Japanese Movie Prospects

    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...
  • Chinese TV censor's conviction points to 'common' bribery problem

    Chinese TV censor's conviction points to 'common' bribery problem
    It’s a fact of life in the Chinese media world: If you want to get on the air, you first must pass the censors. But recent events show that getting approved might be as easy as signing a check. A censor within the State Administration for Press,...
  • Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare

    Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare
    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...
  • Read: Student's letter about the Neshaminy High School newspaper controversy

    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,...
  • 'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship

     'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship
    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...
  • John Green books come under parental fire again

    John Green books come under parental fire again
    First it was Florida, then Wisconsin. John Green's books -- though not "The Fault in Our Stars," which became the summer movie -- have come under fire from parents. In Pasco County, Fla., Green's young adult novel "Paper Towns" was removed from an...
  • Does 'Wolf of Wall Street' Glorify Criminals? No.

    With the debate raging over whether Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" celebrates the excesses it portrays or makes a moral case against them, Variety's Whitney Friedlander and David S. Cohen square off over the picture. Read Whitney Friedlander'...
  • Egypt's Luxor Fest Kicks Off With 'Excuse My French' And No 'The Square' In Sight

    ROME - Despite ongoing turbulence in Egypt, the Luxor Egyptian and European Festival kicked off its second edition on Sunday with the world preem of helmer Amr Salama's potentially button-pushing black comedy "Excuse My French" and the notable absence...