Posts tagged "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 too hot or too controversial for libraries. Among the most famous banned books? J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to

Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2010

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 ol’ fashioned book-burning. Block’s young adult novel, Baby Be-Bop, is the story of how a teenage boy comes out of the closet to his grandmother.

Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2009

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 his opinion anyway, so there! [MSNBC]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 12, 2008

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 has been unable to mate with his two female partners so he will have to be examined by an animal psychologist to see what exactly…

Catherine Strawn / March 11, 2008