| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:18 PM
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 —...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:24 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 7, 2011
| 6:47 PM
— In the summer of 2006, one of Virginia's most influential lawmakers was hurting for cash.
Emails between Del. Phil Hamilton and his wife, Kim, show that the couple's bank accounts were nearly drained. They couldn't write any more checks or...
| Jun 26, 2011
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives.
But theMinnesota Republican and her...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:36 AM
France is known for its chic cafés, superior fashions and high appreciation for wine, so it’s tough to comprehend that such a classy country also happens to be the world’s second-largest market for hip-hop after the United States. While...