| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:46 PM
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,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:46 AM
BEIJING -- Chinese authorities said Wednesday they would relax some restrictions on film, TV and radio productions, though the immediate impact of the changes was unclear and several prominent movie directors said they did not believe the reforms were...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:08 AM
PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world. Of more than...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
It would be easy for Feng Xiaogang to rest on his laurels. After all, the Chinese film director has churned out a string of wildly popular comedies, made China's first Imax movie, "Aftershock," and is now in the Oscar hunt for the second time with the...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:21 AM
BEIJING -- Director-producer John Woo will head up the jury at the fourth annual Beijing International Film Festival, which kicks off April 16, organizers said.
Woo, 67, is the Hong Kong helmer of films including "Mission: Impossible II," "A Better...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- LinkedIn is launching a Chinese language website to expand its presence in China, which boasts the world's largest Internet population.
The Mountain View, Calif., company is hoping the website, which uses simplified Chinese characters,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:34 PM
This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013.
Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...