banned books

Banned Books Week: In Which We Enter The Land Of Forbidden Literature

This week is Banned Books Week — a time to celebrate and acknowledge all the great and not-so-great works of literature that at one point or another have been considered…

Julie Gerstein |

Wisconsin-ites Want To Burn A Book About A Gay Teen

Author Francesca Lia Block, we hope you’ve got Judy Blume on speed dial! Some wackos in Wisconsin are calling for one of your books to be censored in a good…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Daily Squeeze: J. Lo Ditches PR, Obama On SNL, Banned Books, & Weight Gain At Fashion Week

Oh dang. Jennifer Lopez backed out of guest judging the Project Runway finale at the very last minute and Tim Gunn had to step in as a backup. We prefer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

The Daily Squeeze: Impotent Ostriches, British Taste, Lingerie Thieves, And Prudish Libraries

An ostrich named Gustav appears to have become impotent after fireworks were thrown at him. (Don’t judge. You would become impotent, too, if you had fireworks thrown at you.) Gustav…

Catherine Strawn |