Tag Archives: censorship

Breaking Bad: Not Toys for Kids

We’re only a few episodes away from completing watching Breaking Bad, the AMC series that ran for five seasons from January, 2008 to September, 2013. We had tried one episode ages ago and quickly dismissed it as not for us:  violence … Continue reading

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Protecting Journalists: Can it Happen Here?

Each morning, I go out to the edge of my driveway and collect the newspapers, which I read while eating breakfast and drinking coffee.  We’re news junkies; we get a lot of papers and magazines. From the comfort of my … Continue reading

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Banned Book Week’s 30th Birthday

It’s the season pumpkins and apples, Octoberfests and harvests,  bonfires and hayrides.  And it’s Banned Book Week. What’s more, it’s the  American Library Association’s 30th Anniversary of celebrating not so much the freedom to read as the  perils of censorship. There’s … Continue reading

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Book Briefs: Bohjalian & Englander, Sentences & Censorship, Basketball & Birds

 I recently read four books by Chris Bohjalian, having never read any before. I began with Skeletons at the Feast, recommended by some blog I stumbled upon. Set in Germany as World War II draws to a close, the novel follows a Prussian … Continue reading

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Banned Book Week: Huck, Jem, Harry, & Tango

What do Huck Finn, Jem Finch, and Harry Potter have in common? They’re three teenage boys in books that have been banned or challenged. It’s Banned Book Week, the American Library Association’s annual recognition of censorship of printed material, particularly … Continue reading

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