2011 PEN Translation Fund Recipient Featured in Zeitgeist Festival
I hadn't been meaning to write about the Zeitgeist Festival—which presents staged readings of the work of younger playwrights from German-speaking countries—since the festival's materials exclude the names of… More
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"Culture is not collateral damage in the war against Ukraine: it’s a target," writes PEN America President @ayadakhtar. "Those behind this cultural destruction must be held to account." https://pen.org/on-war-and-cultural-erasure/ #Ukraine #UkraineWar
A few days before Iowa A.G. Tom Miller and Rep. Cindy Axne, both Democrats, narrowly lost reelection, voters in Iowa received copies of the "Iowa Catholic Tribune" in their mailbox.
The fake newspaper was one of many created by Metric Media. https://www.poynter.org/commentary/2022/truth-can-win-if-we-change-course-and-focus-on-local-news/ via @Poynter
And now, Utah... is becoming a burgeoning frontier for book bans, b/c of a new law that pressures librarians to remove books that are "pornographic or indecent."
Take Alpine, Utah: 22 books banned, 17 will require parent permission slips, and 10 are OK to go back on shelves.