Monday, June 18, 2012

This is the video by the Troy Library that was linked in the last post - I thought it was good enough/awesome enough to get its own standalone post.

For deaf/hoh followers - the transcribe audio is not perfect, but it is decent enough to capture the gist of what the video is discussing.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Harper Lee was born on this day in 1926!
Read her letter about book banning here.

Harper Lee was born on this day in 1926!

Read her letter about book banning here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
There is beauty as well as hatred in [Henry Miller’s ‘Tropic of Cancer’], and it deserves its place on the shelf. Yet the central question it poses was stupidly buried under censorship in the 1930s, and gleefully swept aside in the permissiveness of the 1960s. Kate Millet asked the question in the 1970s, but the effort to ignore it is prodigious. A new round of mythmaking is ignoring it once more. The question is not art versus pornography or sexuality versus censorship or any question about achievement. The question is: Why do men revel in the degradation of women?

Jeanette Winterson brings the heat in The New York Times’ Sunday book review. (via millionsmillions)

BOOM. points to jeanette.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Saturday, October 1, 2011
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. Salman Rushdie (via libraryland)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it. Mark Twain (via libraryland)