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When Harry Truman Got Actor Fired From MGM Epic

Greg Mitchell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

A bizarre, and revealing, postscript to President Truman's involvement with The Beginning or the End was provided by Roman Bohnen, the actor who portrayed Truman in the original sequences.

Anti-Piracy Bill Causes Consternation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act (PIPA), have ignited widespread online protests--yet there is consid...

Key Supporters Abandon Anti-Piracy Legislation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Joining other lawmakers, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced Wednesday that he would no longer support the Protect IP Act, amid widespread online prot...

Books About Gay Issues Vandalized At Harvard

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Police at Harvard University say they are investigating vandalism to about 40 books about lesbian and gay issues at a school ...

Those Who Ban Books Find Strength In Numbers

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Shortly after the fall semester began this year, Wesley Scroggins, a parent of three in Republic, Mo., publicly criticized the local school district f...

Horn Book Editor Roger Sutton Warns:

readroger.hbook.com | Roger Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Following last Saturday's colloquium at Simmons, I had an interesting dinner conversation with Megan Whalen Turner and Virginia Duncan about the Speak...

Banned Books Week Should Thank Twitter

The New York Times | LELA MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For an event like this, it never hurts to have a cause célèbre, and this year, organizers needn't have gone very far in search of one. They just had...

Banned Books Week 2010

American Library Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
American Library Association

15 of the most iconic, popular, and/or celebrated movies of all time -- all of which are based on books that have been banned, formally challenged, or burned.

Banned Books

The New York Times | AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN and HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of...

General Potemkin's Olympic Village

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Harris

Any casual China watcher understands that media control stands at the heart of the governments' grip on power. The real surprise is that anyone believed that China would honor this commitment at the end of the day.