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  • Is Mo Yan courageous, or is he a patsy?

    Is Mo Yan courageous, or is he a patsy?
    Salman Rushdie thinks Mo Yan is a patsy of China’s Communist government. I respect Rushdie's work, and his own courage as a defender of artistic freedom. But I'm not sure he's right about Mo Yan. Mo accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature this...
  • Reel China: A crash course in different storytelling traditions

    BEIJING — Every movie project involves a certain amount of negotiation, but finding middle ground proved no easy matter when writer-director Daniel Hsia tried to film "Shanghai Calling" in China. To secure permission to make his story about a...
  • Banned in Bel Air

    Banned in Bel Air
    When a book flies off the shelves by the millions within a month of publication and zooms to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, it's safe to assume that whatever its literary merit (or lack thereof), it probably is not a good candidate for...
  • Harford County librarian comfortable with her decision not to carry "Fifty Shades of Grey"

    Harford County librarian comfortable with her decision not to carry "Fifty Shades of Grey"
    Mary Hastler knew she was about to create a fuss, knew that, unfair as she might find it, people were going to label her the last thing a librarian wants to be called — censor. You don't refuse to carry the most talked-about series of books in...
  • Harford County Library did not censor 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Regarding your recent editorial on the Harford County Public Library's decision not to purchase the book "Fifty Shades of Grey," the library did not ban the book as you claimed ("Banned in Bel Air," June 2). We strongly oppose censorship of any type and...
  • Censoring books isn't part of a librarian's job description

    As an educator, certified Maryland public librarian and member of the Harford County community, I am disappointed and embarrassed by the Harford County Public Library's decision to censor the "50 Shades of Grey" series by E. L. James ("Too hot for...
  • Nasty books

    Bit of a kerfuffle in the book division of the Land of Pleasant Living over the decision by the Harford County Public Library not to stock the popular novelFifty Shades of Grey. Today The Sun publishes a letter by Mary Hastler, the library director,...
  • 10 things you might not know about cens*rsh*p

    10 things you might not know about cens*rsh*p
    Wednesday is Bowdler's Day, marking the 258th birthday of Thomas Bowdler, who published the works of William Shakespeare with the dirty parts taken out. And not only the dirty parts — Bowdler changed Ophelia's drowning in "Hamlet" from a suicide...
  • Speech Limits Closing The American Mind

    In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-age student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration —...
  • What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship

    What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship
    Chinese author Mo Yan was announced in October as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature; he's in Sweden now and will be presented with the award Monday. It was at a news conference in Stockholm that Mo made his disappointing statements in support...
  • Chinese activist furious at Facebook, which shut down his profile but kept that of Zuckerberg's dog

     
    Who’s bigger on Facebook: A Chinese blogger and freedom of information activist ... or Mark Zuckerberg’s Hungarian sheepdog. It’s looking like the latter, ever since Facebook deleted Michael Anti’s profile in January because the...