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  • Harford County librarian comfortable with her decision not to carry "Fifty Shades of Grey"

    Harford County librarian comfortable with her decision not to carry "Fifty Shades of Grey"
    Mary Hastler knew she was about to create a fuss, knew that, unfair as she might find it, people were going to label her the last thing a librarian wants to be called — censor. You don't refuse to carry the most talked-about series of books in...
  • Harford County Library did not censor 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Regarding your recent editorial on the Harford County Public Library's decision not to purchase the book "Fifty Shades of Grey," the library did not ban the book as you claimed ("Banned in Bel Air," June 2). We strongly oppose censorship of any type and...
  • Censoring books isn't part of a librarian's job description

    As an educator, certified Maryland public librarian and member of the Harford County community, I am disappointed and embarrassed by the Harford County Public Library's decision to censor the "50 Shades of Grey" series by E. L. James ("Too hot for...
  • Nasty books

    Bit of a kerfuffle in the book division of the Land of Pleasant Living over the decision by the Harford County Public Library not to stock the popular novelFifty Shades of Grey. Today The Sun publishes a letter by Mary Hastler, the library director,...
  • 10 things you might not know about cens*rsh*p

    10 things you might not know about cens*rsh*p
    Wednesday is Bowdler's Day, marking the 258th birthday of Thomas Bowdler, who published the works of William Shakespeare with the dirty parts taken out. And not only the dirty parts — Bowdler changed Ophelia's drowning in "Hamlet" from a suicide...
  • Speech Limits Closing The American Mind

    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 —...
  • What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship

    What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship
    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...
  • Randolph wants ‘cooling off’ period before jurors can cash in (a la Casey Anthony)

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Scott Randolph and defense attorney Mark NeJame held a press conference today to unveil a bill that would call for a “cooling off” period before jurors in high-profile cases like the Casey Anthony murder trial...
  • UCLA to pay Norm Chow $500,000 not to coach the Bruins this season

     
    UCLA will be paying former Bruins offensive coordinator Norm Chow $500,000 while he’s coaching at Utah this year, according to information obtained by The Times in a Freedom of Information request. The money was the buyout price to get Chow......
  • ACLU files ‘friend of the court’ brief in docs v. glocks case

     
    The American Civil Liberties Union and several children's groups have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court supporting a request to put a stop to a new law that limits a medical provider's ability to ask about a patient's gun ownership. &#...
  • Fifteen suppositions from John Maus on art, music, blowing up cities on film and Ariel Pink

     
    John Maus, the synthpunk artist based in Minnesota, is a thinking man’s musician, spouting off theory gleaned from his years studying music composition at CalArts and politics and aesthetics at the European Graduate School, where both filmmaker Atom...