A coalition of college and high school students has formed an S.O.S. campaign (Save Our Science, Save Our Schools) to restore evolution and scientific cosmology to science education and to prevent the teaching of creationism as science. Read more: » Free Inquiry: Students Launch Pro-Science Movement
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An arts controversy in Santa Cruz, California has prompted artist Lynn Zachreson to wonder if east coast arts censorship is spreading west. When Zachreson displayed her paintings of nude figures at an annual community art show, the director objected.
The new director of the Detroit Institute of Arts padlocked the doors of an art exhibit, turning a show which was planned to display controversial art into a victim of censorship instead of its antidote.
I happened to be in London last summer on the very day "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the third book in the wildly popular series by J. K. Rowling, was published. I couldn’t believe my good fortune. I rushed to the bookstore to buy a copy, knowing this simple act would put me up there with the best grandmas in the world. The book was still months away from publication in the United States, and I have an 8-year-old grandson who is a big Harry Potter fan.