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  • Read: Student's letter about the Neshaminy High School newspaper controversy

    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,...
  • China says it'll relax film, TV censorship; directors unimpressed

    China says it'll relax film, TV censorship; directors unimpressed
    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...
  • Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?

    Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?
    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...
  • Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?

    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...
  • Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'

     Feng Xiaogang on China today and back in '1942'
    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...
  • Who will the jury believe in Phil Hamilton trial? The prosecution's case

    Who will the jury believe in Phil Hamilton trial? The prosecution's case
    — 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...
  • Tres cool: DJ Sub Zero warms up Miami

    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...
  • Bachmann's had her share of government aid

    Bachmann's had her share of government aid
    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...
  • Kenneth Reiner dies at 95; industrialist built landmark Silvertop home

    Kenneth Reiner dies at 95; industrialist built landmark Silvertop home
    Kenneth Reiner made a fortune in Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s designing and manufacturing two ingenious products: self-locking aircraft nuts and spring-loaded ladies' hair clips. He brought the same inventiveness to a personal project he launched in...
  • Preemptive censorship in board meeting out of order

    The editorial cartoon of Sept. 15 depicted Board of Education Chairwoman Janet Siddiqui banging the gavel at fellow school board member Allen Dyer.  However, the article about the Sept. 8 board meeting also revealed that Siddiqui was attempting to...
  • 10 of 'Irvine 11' guilty

    10 of 'Irvine 11' guilty
    SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court jury on Friday convicted 10 of the so-called Irvine 11 on two misdemeanor charges to conspire and then disrupt a February 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine. Charges against...