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Wednesday, June 25 2014

The Anti-War Panels: Underground Comix and Vietnam

Although some comix generally avoided the topic, many artists and writers signaled their opposition to the Vietnam War in creative and daring ways.


Tuesday, January 14 2014

Monty Python vs. the Religious Right

The life of Life of Brian tells us much about a period when disparate cultural values were battled over in a dramatic tug-of-war on the frontlines of society -- and for Monty Python, the threat of prison loomed.


Sunday, July 1 2012

Ruining Their Reputations: Pre-Code Movies Have a Naughty Reputation That’s Not Always Deserved

Not every pre-Code film is a Scarface or Baby Face; some are only mediocre faces.


Sunday, June 3 2012

The Heavy Metal Witch Hunt Lives On

Around the world, heavy metal has long been aligned with Satanism in the cultural imagination. For metalheads from Lebanon to Poland, the Satanic Panic is very real and far from over.


Friday, May 27 2011

They Won’t Stay Dead: The Changing Guises of Horror Film and Censorship

The controversy surrounding A Serbian Film is symptomatic of an ominous development in the horror genre's combative relationship with the censors.


Wednesday, March 30 2011

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: An Uncensored Version of a Scandalous Classic

"Why is it, Dorian, that a man like the Duke of Berwick leaves the room of a club when you enter it?" Now we know.


Thursday, October 28 2010

Laurie Halse Anderson’s ‘Speak’, an Excerpt

If you haven't had time to read Speak, here's your chance. Read the first chapter now.


Wednesday, March 19 2008

Analyzing State of Massachusetts House Bill 1423

What would the so-called Massachusetts "Games-as-Porn" bill really mean?


Thursday, November 29 2007

Manhunt 2

The issues surrounding Manhunt 2's release make it more interesting as an example of game editing and censorship than as a game.


Monday, September 17 2007

Chinese censors take aim at foreign movies


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