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South Carolina embraces academic censorship
March 21, 2014 | 2:54 pm

booksA controversy over state funding cuts in South Carolina to public colleges that included two LGBT-themed books in its reading lists for freshmen has now drawn in the the American Library Association, the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union and the the National Coalition Against Censorship, as attempts by South Carolina Democrats to reverse the February decision were voted down. These organizations have signed a letter supported by eight academic and free speech organizations in all, calling on the South Carolina legislature to review the decision. The American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina issued a release...

The Kindle Bikini Girl Trilogy: The Shocking Conclusion!
February 21, 2013 | 10:30 am

By Stephen Silver {Note: This post originally ran on Entertainment Tell.} You may be familiar with the saga of the Amazon Kindle Bikini Girl, a character who has been appearing in commercials for Amazon’s popular e-reader for the last several years, most of which have included subtle or overt shots at Apple’s rival iPad. The first ad, in 2010, featured the bikini-clad lady, played by former NBA dancer Anna Zielinski, lounging poolside, telling an interested gentleman that she paid more for her sunglasses than for the then-$179 Kindle. The ad, according to a CBS News blog post at the time, “plunged the nation into civil war,”...