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Chicago Tribune reportersWednesday 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...
PIX11.com | @jamesfordtvWas prevention of anti-police violence the reason cops painted over a new mural, or was it heavy-handed censorship? It's a question the mural's artist seeks answers to as the story of the cops' literal cover-up generates a reaction far beyond the...
Tags: Sean Bell, Artists, Fine Artists, Arts and Culture, Arts
Barack Obama's father said in 1961 that he intended to put the unborn future president up for adoption, according to an immigration official's memo quoted in a new book on the elder Obama. In "The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President...
Chicago TribuneRecordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband. After quarreling with her husband and...
When a book flies off the shelves by the millions within a month of publication and zooms to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, it's safe to assume that whatever its literary merit (or lack thereof), it probably is not a good candidate for...
Los Angeles TimesBEIJING -- The stock market played a strange trick on the Chinese Communist Party on Monday. Whether a cosmic joke or coincidence -- or as some wags suggested, an act of God -- the Shanghai stock market index fell 64.89 points on Monday, which happened...
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...
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...
The Baltimore SunBit 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,...
Tags: Henry Miller, Reviews, Arts and Culture, Libraries, Pornography
FOX40 NewsA makeshift sign showing a police officer in a hang-man's noose has been removed from a midtown business. Sacramento police removed the sign after contacting the building's owner, who said they were unaware of it. The sign was written in the style of a...
I am dismayed to learn during National Banned Books Week (which celebrates the freedom to read) that some members of our school board and Secondary Education Council, as well as some parents, are challenging a Glendale High School English teacher’...
Some news in the last few weeks has demonstrated the fragile nature of our freedoms. As riots in Great Britain spread, on Aug. 11 the British prime minister’s reaction was to begin an assault on freedom of speech and assembly by attempting to ban...
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