Column by Peter Derk December 23, 2021
Book bans: why do conservatives do it, why do liberals do it, and why should they both knock it off?
Column by Max Booth III May 14, 2020
What exactly is a trigger warning, and how are they useful?
Column by Annie Neugebauer March 22, 2017
Whether we’re drafting, networking, tweeting, or teaching, writers have to decide on a level of profanity – even if that decision is subconscious. What should writers consider, and how do we choose?
News by Peter Derk August 26, 2016
Elated to say that Dennis Cooper's work will return to the web!
News by Peter Derk July 15, 2016
Has Dennis Cooper lost the last 14 years of his life to censorship?
Column by Ed Sikov
You think you've got it rough? Consider these writers, who landed in 'the pen', either for their politics or their writing. Or both. Or neither.
News by Raine Winters November 9, 2015
How far is too far when it comes to censorship?
Column by Christopher Shultz November 5, 2015
He's the face of the Hollywood blacklist—and he's played by Bryan Cranston in a new movie—but just who is Dalton Trumbo?
News by Raine Winters September 8, 2015
Apparently authors are extremely dangerous.
News by Raine Winters September 1, 2015
Here’s to naming names and telling secrets!
News by Raine Winters August 28, 2015
The found notes sold for 10 times the guide price on the U.S. market.
News by Raine Winters July 21, 2015
Because apparently, shrink-wrapped books are a thing.
News by Raine Winters March 30, 2015
After many authors petitioned for the app to be closed, Clean Reader cleared out its library.
News by Raine Winters March 9, 2015
Clean Reader can censor any eBook in its library — but should it?
News by Rob Hart February 10, 2015
Here's one of Amazons reviews: "As a carpenter who specializes in itty bitty coffins I can't say enough good things about this book, my customer base has been growing at an epidemic rate!"
Column by Leah Rhyne December 11, 2014
When an attempt to censor a graphic novel has the absolute opposite repercussions than the censors intended....
News by Peter Derk
A Turkish publisher has released the first uncensored Turkish translation of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde.
News by Peter Derk May 19, 2014
A New Jersey woman was banned from posting about her family on Facebook after a series of frightening rants and a kidnapping attempt.
News by Peter Derk May 9, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law prohibiting curse words in Russian books, movies, music, and stage performances.
Column by Cameron Pierce
In 1986, Robert Devereaux wrote the first book in a trilogy of weird, erotic Christmas novels. Nearly thirty years and some censorship controversy later, the trilogy has finally come to a close.
News by Nathan Scalia October 16, 2013
Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" is being considered for a ban by a New Mexico high school after a student's mother complained. Because what else is new?
News by Dean Fetzer September 25, 2013
In a controversial move, the social book networking site has started targeting reviews and ‘shelves’ which focus on an ‘author’s behavior’, rather than on their books.
News by Dean Fetzer September 24, 2013
The American Library Association has revealed that attempts to ban books are “increasingly driven by the desire to protect teenagers from tales of sex, drugs and suicide in young adult fiction”.
News by Christopher Shultz July 18, 2013
When awareness and information just won't cut it, sometimes you have to teach people a lesson. Librarian Scott R. DiMarco did just that.
Column by Rob Hart July 18, 2013
Some see glorification. Some see journalism. What do you see?