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The Baddest Banned Books


Politics, sex and religion are probably the three worst topics for a polite dinner party. They’re also the three biggest reasons books are still challenged and eventually banned today. First, what’s the difference between a challenge and a ban? A challenge, usually made by parents or political officials with their underwear in a twist, is(…)

Banned words week

Banned Books Week was held around the country last week, celebrating “the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment”. Now, how about holding a Banned Words Week? The idea is explored in this article by Erin McKean, a lexicographer and founder of Wordnik. As she explains, there’s been a lot of media(…)