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eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Apr.18.2013
As I write this, I ask myself if this has any validity. Do fiction writers have an obligation and responsibility to society and humankind? I’m referring to when writers create stories about atrocities which are not documented in history, but conjured and invented with all of its repugnant detail,...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Mar.14.2013
This month for a book challenge group I belong to, the challenge was to see how many books of one author you can read in March. I am trying to read more of Lauren Myracle. Myracle, as you remember, is the author I wrote about when her book Shine was nominated for a National Book Award. Only it...
bretigne-shaffer's picture
Jan.19.2013
The Online Terrorist Keywords Poetry Contest has a winner!   Here's why I couldn't vote for my own entry:   On the Day I Became a Terroristby benjamin haas On the day I became a terrorist there wasn’t a nuclear meltdown or pipe bombexplosion. There was a radioactive and...
bretigne-shaffer's picture
Jan.18.2013
In recognition of the "Top 347 keywords the U.S. government monitors", Meg McLain launched the "Online Terrorist Keywords" poetry contest last June.  This was my entry:   Hazmat Porky   ‘Twas AMTRAK and the agro sleet Did BART and Mysql in the plume All airplanes (and...
jm-cornwell's picture
Oct.26.2012
Yesterday, I was  treated to censorship. I had been asked to write an Obama opposing viewpoint because the editor of the online magazine had seen some of my posts and wanted more balanced coverage (i.e., not all Obama praising). After three days, I wrote the post, which I posted here yesterday...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.07.2012
Sadly, I have discovered I am a victim of censorship. I suspect the government but it may be others. Maybe it's Red Room's masters. Sure, you laugh, but I have proof. Three times in the last twenty-four hours, my computer shut down on me as I was posting an entry to my Red Room blog. Coincidence?...
farzana-versey's picture
Jun.21.2012
If Alice Walker objects to Israeli treatment of the Palestinian people, not permitting the publication of the ‘The Color Purple’ in Hebrew will not alter anything. There is much to be said about making a statement, and I agree that it is valid in certain cases, but not in this one: “I would...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.16.2012
Let's talk about vaginas. Excuse me, did I offend you? What would you have me call it? Before you answer or I make suggestions, do you know LMFAO's song? The duo's hit, Sexy And I know It, is a mash up of words, rythms and catch phrases - Girl look at that body Girl look at that body  Girl...
dale-estey's picture
May.24.2012
A long while ago - long enough that I do not remember which enlightened mother I was talking to - I was party to a discussion about Children's (YA) Literature. And the topic turned to naughty language. The mother said she never attempted to censor her children's reading habits. If they didn't...
catherine-ryan-hyde's picture
May.16.2012
My first experience with Brent was a simple one. He sent me an email, asking if he could review my forthcoming (at the time) Young Adult novel Jumpstart the World for his blog, The Naughty Book Kitties. I contacted my Knopf publicist, had a copy mailed to him, and that was that. Except...