Tag Archive | censorship

Space for Rent: This Is Not Seduction of the Innocent

Tweet of the Day: The Soul of the Censor ——- Anita Sarkeesian is not a modern day Frederic Wertham  and her videos are not a current version of Seduction of the Innocent. Wertham agenda was simple, to prove that media had a direct impact on the behavior of minors, an argument made many times before […]

Space for Rent: Banned Books Week 2013

Tweet of the Day:  Celebrate Banned Books, Rule 42 Style ——— As the week and month come to a close I would be remiss if I did not mention Banned Books Week: Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country […]

Ban This! 2011: The Comic Book Code

Tweet of the Day: Pulp Fantasy: Writing for the Marginalized —— I hate when I write myself into a corner. Yeah, that’s the reason why today there is no Wizards’ World War. Stupid me! Having said that, I thought it would not be fair to leave this space empty so I decided to fill it […]

Sunday Tweet: Ban This! 2011

Tweet of the Day: Ban This! 2011 ——- As the last hot days of August simmer away, the cooler days of September dawn upon us. Thus it is time to confront the agents of negativity who seek to ban great works of literature (and some minor unmentionables) from bookstores and public libraries. The American Library […]

Staring Back at the Darkness

Tweet of the Day: Making the Darkness Visible —— A recent article in the Wall Street Journal has set the publishing world on fire and not in a good way. The article, title Darkness Too Visible, start thus: Amy Freeman, a 46-year-old mother of three, stood recently in the young-adult section of her local Barnes […]

Banned Books Month-A Writer’s Responsability

  Or what I like to call, the Other Side of the Coin (capitalized for your convenience). But what do I mean by that? Simple, creators of works (books, games, movies) have to step up to the plate and assume responsibility for their work. It’s not enough to say “change the channel”. Nor is it […]