Column by Rajan Khanna November 26, 2013 (2) comments
Orson Scott Card isn't the only controversial figure in Science Figure and Fantasy. We take a look at a few more.
News by Dean Fetzer September 26, 2013 (12) comments
University of Toronto professor and writer David Gilmour sparked controversy when he said he’s “not interested in teaching books by women”.
News by Dean Fetzer September 13, 2013 (13) comments
A contest asking for illustrations of “popular villainess Harley Quinn seemingly about to commit suicide while naked”, announced just days before the start of National Suicide Prevention Week.
News by Christopher Shultz August 20, 2013 (24) comments
Accusations of "hogging" the library's annual reading contest abound.
Column by Rob W. Hart July 18, 2013 (15) comments
Some see glorification. Some see journalism. What do you see?
News by Nathan Scalia July 11, 2013 (26) comments
Orson Scott Card has released a statement responding to a boycott campaign of the "Ender's Game" film.
News by Dean Fetzer July 9, 2013 (4) comments
The author has upset the Twittersphere with her tweets linking Islam and rape culture — oops.
News by Dean Fetzer June 13, 2013 (3) comments
An assignment at a New York prep school asks students to compose “suicide notes from the perspective of a suicidal character in the book "The Secret Life Of Bees."
Column by Kelly Thompson June 6, 2013 (2) comments
A new X-Men #1 debuted to much critical acclaim last week, even though the all-female cast was a topic of heated debate early on.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 30, 2013 (10) comments
They say don't judge a book by its cover, but these designs make it awfully hard not to. Maybe even more so than the previous batch.
News by Dean Fetzer May 30, 2013 (5) comments
Simon Horobin, a professor of English at Magdalen College, Oxford, shocked an audience at the Hay Festival when he suggested the spelling of “they’re”, “their” and “there” could be standardized.
Column by Kelly Thompson May 29, 2013 (10) comments
Where do you draw the line in supporting a fictional work that goes against your personal beliefs?
News by Christopher Shultz May 21, 2013 (25) comments
A prominent atheist group hopes to diversify the religious reading material offered in cabins and other state lodgings. Will they succeed?
News by Dean Fetzer May 15, 2013 (10) comments
Controversial author Bret Easton Ellis has done it again, upsetting activist group GLAAD in the process.
News by Dean Fetzer May 7, 2013 (15) comments
Philip Aidoo, a teacher at Eastern University Academy Charter School in Philadephia, bought James' book for the 14-year-old “after seeing it on his reading wish list”.
News by Dean Fetzer March 18, 2013 (13) comments
Playing on the title of the Van Halen song, mature student Joe Corlett wrote about his attraction to his teachers, which they didn’t appreciate, resulting in a $2.2 million lawsuit.
News by Dean Fetzer
The discovery of an original printing of ‘The Revolt of Islam’ - an epic at nearly 5,000 lines - suggests someone other than the poet amended it.
News by Dean Fetzer February 22, 2013 (8) comments
Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay stance could affect promotion of ‘Ender’s Game’ by the media companies involved.
Column by John Jarzemsky February 18, 2013 (24) comments
Lena Dunham and her series 'Girls' are worthy of criticism, they just aren't getting the right kind.
News by Dean Fetzer February 15, 2013 (10) comments
Unashamedly homophobic author Orson Scott Card has been chosen to write a portion of an upcoming storyline in ‘The Adventures of Superman’, but the decision has sparked a backlash.
Column by Rob W. Hart February 8, 2013 (44) comments
Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writer and star of HBO's 'Girls', invites quite a bit of derision on the internet. Maybe because other writers are mostly just jealous of her success?
News by Dean Fetzer February 6, 2013 (5) comments
Hitler as a modern day celebrity? A German bestseller suggests the great dictator could easily repeat his rise to power in the modern age.
News by Dean Fetzer January 21, 2013 (1) comments
The sign saying the cyclist’s books would be moved to the fiction section in a Sydney library was not ‘officially sanctioned’.
News by Dean Fetzer January 7, 2013 (4) comments
Opening of the Swedish Academy archives suggests John Steinbeck’s 1962 Nobel Prize went to “the best of a bad lot”.
News by Dean Fetzer December 19, 2012 (13) comments
The author of ‘American Psycho’ has wholeheartedly apologized to Kathryn Bigelow, director of the Oscar-winning ‘Hurt Locker’, after he tweeted sexist comments about her directorial ability.