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  • Free speech: V.S. Naipaul, Hari Kunzru and WikiLeaks

     
    After protests from some Turkish authors, Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul decided against giving the opening speech at the inaugural European Writers' Parliament last week. The European Writers' Parliament was conceived by two other Nobel...
  • Monster Mash: Artists protest Smithsonian's act of censorship; Ai Weiwei stopped from leaving China

     
    More controversy: Protesters marched in Washington, D.C., on Thursday in protest of the Smithsonian's recent decision to censor a video by artist David Wojnarowicz that depicts Jesus Christ covered with ants. (Washington Post) Dissident: Artist Ai...
  • Art museum directors issue stern Smithsonian rebuke

     
    The Assn. of Art Museum Directors today issued an unusual, strongly worded rebuke to the Smithsonian Institution and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., for censoring a work of art included in the critically acclaimed exhibition "Hide/Seek:...
  • 'Take away' from O'Malley trade mission: U.S. and China are sooo alike!

    'Take away' from O'Malley trade mission: U.S. and China are sooo alike!
    This is what happens when you reduce your big international trade mission to a tweet, as Maryland Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson did: "Key take away from Governor and Madame Liu mtg at Chinese 'White House': 'There is more that...
  • Puerto Rican community leader cleared in City Hall arrest

     
    The criminal case against a Puerto Rican businessman and community leader arrested at an Orlando City Hall function was dropped for lack of sufficient evidence, even before any charge was brought in court. Carlos Guzmán, general manager of the commu...
  • L.A. gallery to show controversial video art censored by Smithsonian

     
    A gallery in downtown Los Angeles is planning to show a video by the late artist David Wojnarowicz that is currently at the center of a censorship debate at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. The CB1 Gallery said in......
  • Why the WikiLeakers are not quite Rosa Parks

     
    When Julian Assange talks about transparency and our right to know about our government, he has at least a fighting chance of winning over the public. He stakes out a difficult but righteous position: that the media deserve special latitude......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Despite 'Desperate Housewives', media still not free, according to WikiLeaks cable

     
    American diplomats appeared pleased with Saudi Arabia's new strategy to control editors and journalists, according to a secret State Department dispatch disclosed this week by the watchdog site WikiLeaks that offered a rare peak into the shadowy...
  • Italian street artist Blu calls MOCA's removal of his mural censorship

     
    In a Times' report on MOCA's controversial decision to whitewash an antiwar mural it had commissioned for the Geffen Contemporary, museum director Jeffrey Deitch discusses his reasons for painting over the artwork. Blu, the Italian street artist who...
  • Shepard Fairey weighs in on MOCA's mural controversy

     
    When the anarchical spirit of street art meets the buttoned-down world of museums, the results can sometimes be messy and even controversial. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles learned it the hard way this weekend when it decided......
  • Nazi saluter's arrest violated freedom of speech, court rules

     
    The city of Santa Cruz violated the 1st Amendment rights of an advocate for the homeless when the mayor had him arrested nearly nine years ago for giving a Nazi salute at a City Council meeting, a federal appeals court......