Articles tagged censorship

Fighting the New Censorship: Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists

From terrorists and authoritarian regimes to government surveillance and control of the Internet, the threats to freedom of expression are greater than ever.

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‘The Interview’ and Free Speech: A Plausible Alternative

Sony’s cancellation of the 25 December screening of The Interview may not be the free speech catastrophe that it's being made out to be.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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3 Jun 2012 // 10:00 PM

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.

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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.

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‘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.

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

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29 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

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.

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17 Sep 2007 // 6:00 AM

BEIJING—It’s just a 10-second scene in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness, the Will Smith flick about a struggling single father and his

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The Gangster Film Reader by Alain Silver and James Ursini [Eds]

In an age when gangsters have given way to gangstas, it's refreshing to find a book that takes the older breed seriously.

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11 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Nerdfighter Lit: Interview with John Green

"I would also argue, and no one agrees with me on this but I will argue it anyway, that not all "young adult" novels are about teenagers." PopMatters talks to John Green about literature, pop culture, and all those Katherines.

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18 May 2007 // 2:38 AM

WASHINGTON—Internet censorship around the world is becoming more pervasive and sophisticated, with government-directed content filtering documented in at least 25 countries, according to a comprehensive

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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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