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'Taste The Bush' Ad Is So Suggestive It Was Banned

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.07.2015 | Weird News

A sexy slogan prompted a regulatory agency in the U.K. to ban an Australian wine company's ad, as the agency suggested the phrase "you can almost tast...

I'm A Librarian Who Banned A Book: Here's Why

The Conversation US | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

I am a librarian and academic library director and an ardent supporter of free speech and democracy, but in 2012 I banned a book at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

6 Illegal Cocktails Banned In The U.S. And UK | Posted 06.17.2015 | Taste

If you have a 2,000-square-foot house, you want 3,000. So why should it be any different when it comes to booze?

These Foods Are Banned Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.05.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Whatever the reason, societies ban foods. They all do it, even if there isn't necessarily consistency from nation to nation.

Gilbert Arenas' Racist Comments Should Earn Him the Donald Sterling Treatment: A Permanent Ban From the NBA

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...

These American Meat Products Are Banned Abroad

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Believe it or not, a lot more of your favorite American foods might actually be banned from being sold abroad.

Countries That Have Banned McDonald's

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.15.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

No matter what the reason for refusing to allow McDonald's to set up shop, these countries (at least most of them) are still holding firm against the fast food brand for now.

Tips From Vine's First Female Superstar

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.03.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

If you frequent the Target on La Brea and Santa Monica in LA, you won't be seeing Vine's famous Brittany Furlan any time soon...or ever, since she rev...

Facebook: Social Media That Doesn't Want You to Be Social, Even to Catch a Thief

Lisa Derrick | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
Lisa Derrick

Facebook is ostensibly a social media. They want to you share stories and photos, to tag your friends and spread information. I write for Firedoglake...

We Don't Want You, Madonna

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.16.2013 | Celebrity

With the constant travel that's part of life on tour, many celebrities have faced visa problems and outright bans from countries and venues across the...

12 Items Walmart Apparently Considers More Dangerous Than Assault Weapons

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business

Walmart sells almost everything inside its enormous stores, including guns and ammunition. But some items are just so dangerous that the retail giant ...

Ban My Book. Please!

Dennis Miller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
Dennis Miller

I was part of a discussion with five librarians in our university library last week about Banned Book Week. I got some fascinating insights on the pressures librarians have in selecting titles to purchase.

Banning Books Is Censorship

Jane Friedman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Jane Friedman

Let's celebrate Banned Books Week by reading many of these books that have been unfairly censored.

Kevin Smith's Exclusive Stalker-azzi Story and Reddit AMA Questions

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

What began as an innocent attempt by Kevin to enjoy the outdoors with his mini dachshund and get some exercise ended up turning into a crazy encounter with a fan who just happened to be camping in his car with "the longest telephoto lens in the world."

Banned for Life From Facebook, Man Finds a Home on Google Plus (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Dan McDermott

My special guest on this edition of Google Plus Week is Adam Guerbuez, the Montreal marketer who got sued for $873 million by Facebook and lost.

Religious Leaders Want To Block Ricky Martin From Entering Honduras

Posted 12.03.2011 | Latino Voices

An ecumenical group of religious leaders have demanded that the Honduran government deny a visa to Ricky Martin, arguing that he represents a bad mora...

Ofcom Lays Down The Law On Raunchy Videos Before The 9pm Watershed

The Guardian | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

Ofcom has ordered UK broadcasters to be more careful about showing sexually explicit music videos before the 9pm watershed....

Banned: Indian Actress Caught in Sex Scandal

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Shirin Sadeghi

It would be a hoot and a half if anyone in Hollywood lost their job over allegations of infidelity. By most estimates, Tinseltown would become a ghost town. Too bad thirty year old Nikita Thukral is based in India, then.

No More Chocolate Milk Or Wonder Bread In The School Cafeteria?

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

Candy, soda, french fries and even chocolate milk will now be banned from sale at Massachusetts public schools, as the Public Health Council begins im...

College Students Honestly Confused About How to Get Completely Sh*t-Faced Without Four Loko

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

Four Loko, which contains 12% alcohol and various forms of high-caffeine supplements, has provided an easy path to "blacking out" -- an event that once took a honest night of binge drinking and dabbling in various life-threatening drugs.

Naked and Violent :: 10 Banned Album Covers

Joshua Glazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Glazer

Kanye West is pop culture's ultimate villian these days, but he is hardly the first to challenge the sense and sensibility of mainstream culture. The ...

'Harry Potter,' 'The Giver,' 'Lolita,' 'Howl'

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Wilbur

"Lolita," for instance, is now "Likable Rapists." It makes you think that perhaps these new titles are what censors out there really see.

Life Cycle: The Birth and Death of Your Bootleg DVDs

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Your cinematic experience leaves its mark not only on your heart, but on the planet.

Bush's Banned Interview: An Insight Into Insanity

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Four years ago, there were still enough Americans who believed Bush's infantile bluster was charming and direct. Now, even Republicans do not waste their time with him.