“Being a Writer is a Matter of Doing”: A PEN Ten Interview with Yoon Ha Lee
"It is through fiction we tell ourselves the emotional truths about life and living, from birth to death, from friendship and love to betrayal, from madness to mercy." More
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A teacher in Florida wanted to inspire Black children with pictures of Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Colin Powell and George Washington Carver.
He has resigned because, he alleges, a district employee removed the pictures as "age inappropriate."
This is the best summary of the alarming obscenity case to be heard Aug 30 in VA. Succinct, informative, historical. This is a "salvo" to test First Amendment defenses as @dankois notes persuasively. Read the whole thing. From @Slate: https://slate.com/culture/2022/08/book-banning-republicans-gender-queer-obscenity-supreme-court.html
Thousands of at-risk Colombian journalists, rights activists, and labor & indigenous leaders have had their privacy and security further violated by GPS trackers covertly installed on the armored vehicles the government provided for their protection: https://apnews.com/article/technology-colombia-journalism-government-and-politics-052267bdc0d65942344fa1cb8fa424f6 (1/2)