Posts Tagged ‘Language & Censorship’
August 19 . 2013
Internet regulation in China is rarely either obvious or straightforward and this was the inspiration for China specialist Jason Q. Ng to write Blocked on Weibo, an innovative computer script that would make it possible to deduce just which terms are suppressed on China’s most important social media site, Sina Weibo.
July 30 . 2013
February 7 . 2013
August 17 . 2012
Prominent linguist, Geoffrey Nunberg talks about his new book, Ascent of the A-Word, which implicitly expresses our deepest values about class, relationships, authenticity, and fairness.
July 26 . 2012
Maggie Nelson’s The Art of Cruelty looks at representations of violence in art by poets, playwrights and novelists with an eye to the question of whether or not focusing on depictions of cruelty actually makes us cruel.
October 26 . 2011
January 13 . 2011
How free are students and teachers to express unpopular ideas in public schools and universities? Not free enough, Joan Del Fattore suggests in Knowledge in the Making. She investigates battles over a wide range of topics that have fractured school and university communities—homosexuality-themed children’s books, research on race-based intelligence, the teaching of evolution, the regulation of hate speech, and more.
January 12 . 2011
December 22 . 2010
In January 2002, for the first time, the Olympic Torch Relay visited Alaska on its way to the Winter Games. When the relay runner and accompanying camera cars passed, high school senior Joseph Frederick and several friends unfurled a banner reading BONG HiTS 4 JESUS. The book by James Foster is an in-depth look at student rights within a public high school. Then, JW Rinzler has collected the celebrated sounds from Star Wars and put them in a new book-and-audio collection, The Sounds of Star Wars.
September 28 . 2010
Mark Feldstein’s book, Poisoning the Press recounts not only the disturbing story of an unprecedented White House conspiracy to assassinate a journalist, but also the larger tale of the bitter quarter-century battle between the postwar era’s most embattled politician, Richard Nixon and its most reviled newsman, Jack Anderson. Then, Politics According to the Bible with theologian and author Wayne Grudem.
- Aug 29Eric Sterling, Barry Lynn
- Aug 28Kimberly Rae Miller
- Aug 27David Epstein
- Aug 26Peter Conners
- Aug 22Sarah Jones
- Aug 20Thurston Clark