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The march just won a "Freedom of Expression Courage" award.
But there were two particularly potent take-aways from this gathering that affected me as a citizen. Andrew Solomon, President
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico is ranked #148 on the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. Fifty-five journalists have been murdered in Mexico during the last five years, about one-third of the some 150 who lost their lives in that time throughout the Americas, making Mexico the most dangerous place on the continent for professionals of the word.
In Youth, Jane Fonda plays a successful actress who wants to tell filmmaker and former lover Mick Boyle (Harvey Keitel) she
Here again E.M. Forster's mild mannered, ambivalent and often tortured thinking deserves to come to the fore. The classic liberal finds his or her views more threatened then ever in our current climate.
By contrast, Ms. Y. blocked out information provided by those around her. When a friend tried to advise her, Ms. Y. refused
In Israel the ultra Orthodox have attempted to inflict their values on a population that doesn't always cotton to their values. In an age of increasing terrorism, there will be a tendency to constrict both the exercise of beliefs as well as the right to express opposition and outrage at those self-same beliefs. The Supreme Court will have its work cut for it.
War of the Whales persuasively conveys not only the power of determined individuals and organizations in the face of one of the world's most powerful institutions, but the potential -- yet unachieved -- for that institution to evolve if its leadership is willing to allow it.
But this was an unusually interesting night at the Morgan, the eve of the PEN gala, and many in the room were slated to attend the writers' annual dinner that would honor Charlie Hebdo's Gerard Biard and Jean-Baptiste Thoret accepting the Freedom of Expression Courage Award on behalf of the magazine.
PEN's decision to give the Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo prompted six prominent writers to withdraw
Writers dream of a better place and what they can do to right the wrongs that artists feel so deeply. These readings could have taken place in a San Francisco cellar with Lenny Bruce and George Carlin waiting in the wings.
I'm writing five handwritten pen and ink letters to people each month for 12 months and see what comes of it. No typing as I somehow feel that would be cheating. And definitely no cards. Flat paper stationary and ink pens held with fingers. I want to remember what it's like talking to someone directly on paper with a pen in my hand.
This itty bitty, little pen can draw 16 MILLION colors.
Let's face it, what we don't want is a reaction that resembles a smile, a murmured thank you and cold dinner. So, as a public service, here are a few items that may keep you out of the dog house.
A sequence of speakers informed the NYC Mayor-Elect, Bill de Blasio of their hopes and dreams for the future of this great city. They were a particularly articulate bunch. No surprise, since they all fight for freedom of expression worldwide.