| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:22 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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 15, 2014
| 2:26 PM
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Stories about the death of the Hong Kong film industry are premature.
Sure, the mainland China biz is grabbing all the headlines, and while Hong Kong's annual film production has dropped from more than 300 movies 25 years ago to less than 50 in 2013, the...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises were finishing up "Noah," they looked to an unusual market to release the $130-million biblical epic: China.
Paramount has enjoyed tremendous success in the world's most populous nation, with...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Top Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke ("A Touch of Sin") will voyage into the future as he sets "Mountains May Depart" as his next film. The film, which starts production in October, will also be Jia's first to be shot outside China.
"I want to examine how...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:51 AM
BEIJING -- The latest installment of NBC’s hit drama “The Blacklist” was deleted Wednesday from all major Chinese video-streaming websites that carry the popular TV show, marking the second time an episode of the program has been...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Controversy is mounting over film censorship in Egypt where the military-backed government has pulled steamy pic "Halawet Rooh," Arabic for "Sweetness of Spirit," from movie theatres, overruling the head of the country's censorship board who resigned in...