Former FBI officials successfully remove paintings by Leonard Peltier from a government building in Washington state.
Workers around the world are celebrated on May Day. But here in the United States it’s actually “Loyalty Day”– a reminder of some of the darkest days of cultural and political censorship.
On Sunday, Dec 21st, NCAC joined Secret Cinema and Spectrum to screen Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator in protest against the cancellation of The Interview. As NCAC noted in a statement regarding the cancellation, threats of violence have become increasingly successful in suppressing cultural expression. Before Sony Pictures Entertainment withdrew its film, The Interview, from all outlets of circulation […]
The United States is proud of its freedoms, but it is also – and increasingly – a country of the easily – and proudly – offended. Being offended has become something of a political badge of honor: if I find sexist (or racist, or anti-gay) jokes appropriately offensive I am an enlightened feminist (or champion […]
The audience coming to see John Adams’ Death of Klinghoffer on Monday, October 20th, had to pass through a cordon of angry protesters crying “shame” and holding placards condemning the Metropolitan Opera of rather far fetched things like “taking terrorist $$$” or “glorifying terrorism.” They must not have succeeded in shaming anyone as the house was full. […]