How I Fell for Dan Mallory's Lies, and Why I Took it Personally

Column by Leah Rhyne March 4, 2019
The sinking feeling in my stomach as I read about Dan Mallory in the New Yorker can only be explained one way: I'd fallen for his lines, hook, line and sinker.

8 Reasons We Should Listen To Book Banners

Column by Peter Derk
Sometimes a friendly ear can save a book.
To Kill A Mockingbird: Chelsea Cain, Twitter, Comics, And Online Harassment

To Kill A Mockingbird: Chelsea Cain, Twitter, Comics, And Online Harassment

News by Peter Derk October 31, 2016
What the hell is going on with comics, Chelsea Cain, Twitter, and Mockingbird?
NRA Rewrites Fairytales

NRA Rewrites Fairytales

News by Raine Winters March 29, 2016
And they all lived happily ever after with their guns.
Oxford Dictionaries Outed for Sexist Examples

Oxford Dictionaries Outed for Sexist Examples

News by Raine Winters
Dear Oxford Dictionary: 'Rabid feminist' may not be the most brilliant example sentence you ever came up with.
True Colours by Stephen Leather

Bestselling Author Accused of Cyberbullying

News by Raine Winters
The British author Stephen Leather stands accused of creating websites that nastily defame fellow writers.
Booksellers Fight Age Restriction Rule on Bookshop Sites

Booksellers Fight Age Restriction Rule on Bookshop Sites

News by Raine Winters November 9, 2015
How far is too far when it comes to censorship?
Tennessee’s Bill for Bible as Official Book Denied

Tennessee’s Bill for Bible as Official Book Denied

News by Raine Winters April 20, 2015
Looks like state won out over church this time.
Poet’s Artistic Read of Michael Brown’s Autopsy Report Causes Uproar

Poet’s Artistic Read of Michael Brown’s Autopsy Report Causes Uproar

News by Raine Winters March 18, 2015
Kenneth Goldsmith’s unique brand of poetry has caused a strong reaction on social media outlets.

The Censorship Games: How a "Ban" can be a Blessing

Column by Leah Rhyne December 11, 2014
When an attempt to censor a graphic novel has the absolute opposite repercussions than the censors intended....
Handler Handles It Right, Make Huge Donation

Handler Handles It Right, Make Huge Donation

News by Peter Derk
Daniel Handler puts his money where his mouth was, apologizes for racist remarks at National Book Awards.
Martin Amis' Holocaust Novel Struggles To Find Publishing Solution

Martin Amis' Holocaust Novel Struggles To Find Publishing Solution

News by Peter Derk
Martin Amis' fictionalized Auschwitz novel, 'The Zone of Interest', faces challenges in finding a publisher.

The Great Hugo Controversy of 2014

Column by Rajan Khanna August 13, 2014
We take a look at this year's Hugo Awards for works of Science Fiction & Fantasy and examine the controversy surrounding the ballot.
My Parents Open Carry

The Cat in the Hat and the Holster: New Pro-Gun Book For Kids

News by Peter Derk August 7, 2014
A new pro-open-carry picture book for kids hits the shelves.
Authors Fight UK Prison Policy

Books Behind Bars: Authors Fight UK Prison Policy

News by Peter Derk August 5, 2014
A new policy about sending books to prisoners has authors in an uproar.
Do YA Books Belong In Grown-Ups' Hands?

The Fault in Our Genre: Do YA Books Belong In Grown-Ups' Hands?

News by Peter Derk June 9, 2014
Last week's Slate article shaming adult readers of YA lit has the internet all in a tizzy.
Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende Rips On Mystery Novels In Promoting Her Own

News by Nathan Scalia February 17, 2014
Award-winning author Isabel Allende ruffled some feathers when she criticized the mystery genre while promoting her own upcoming mystery novel.

Controversies Inside the World of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna November 26, 2013
Orson Scott Card isn't the only controversial figure in Science Figure and Fantasy. We take a look at a few more.
David Gilmour: "What I Teach is Guys"

David Gilmour: "What I Teach is Guys"

News by Dean Fetzer September 26, 2013
University of Toronto professor and writer David Gilmour sparked controversy when he said he’s “not interested in teaching books by women”.
DC Comics - apologizes Harley Quinn Suicide Contest

DC Comics in Hot Water Over Harley Quinn Suicide Contest - Apologizes

News by Dean Fetzer September 13, 2013
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.
Hudson Falls Public Library

Librarian Chastises 9 Year-Old Kid For Reading Too Much

News by Christopher Shultz August 20, 2013
Accusations of "hogging" the library's annual reading contest abound.

Why Is The Rolling Stone Cover Controversy Even A Controversy?

Column by Rob Hart July 18, 2013
Some see glorification. Some see journalism. What do you see?
Orson Scott Card Ender's Boycott

Orson Scott Card Defends Against Ender's Game Boycott

News by Nathan Scalia July 11, 2013
Orson Scott Card has released a statement responding to a boycott campaign of the "Ender's Game" film.
Joyce Carol Oates Egypt tweets

Twitter Storm Erupts Over Joyce Carol Oates Egypt Tweets

News by Dean Fetzer July 9, 2013
The author has upset the Twittersphere with her tweets linking Islam and rape culture — oops.
Students Asked To Write Suicide Notes

Controversy as Prep School Teacher Asks Students To Write Suicide Notes

News by Dean Fetzer June 13, 2013
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."