| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:30 PM
With the debate raging over whether Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" celebrates the excesses it portrays or makes a moral case against them, Variety's Whitney Friedlander and David S. Cohen square off over the picture. Read Whitney Friedlander'...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 5, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The modern South Korean film industry was born in the mid-'90s when the Busan festival helped push back the cloud of censorship that had prevailed for 10 years after the end of military rule.
Since then, Korean directors have reveled in their freedom...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
What makes a good cartoon?
Sure, the animation has to be good. And the premise has to be good, too. But what's trump at the end of the day are the stories and its characters -- in fact, it's a lot more like live-action than most people think.
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
On the heels of his cancelled Duquesne University appearance, Geraldo Rivera took to Twitter on Monday to call censorship. The Fox News correspondent was uninvited on Friday to speak at an upcoming university panel about John F. Kennedy's assassination in...
| 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...