Supreme Court declines to hear theatre smoking ban case

By |2019-03-15T15:24:35-04:00May 28th, 2010|Blog|

The Supreme Court of the United States has declined to hear Curious Theatre Company v. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, meaning that the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that smoking can be banned from a stage stands. This means that issues could arise in any state where there is a catch-all smoking ban in public areas, without an exemption [...]

Forget staging “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”

By |2020-01-03T13:36:26-05:00December 16th, 2009|Blog|

This week, in a decision that is likely to limit what theaters decide to produce, Colorado's Supreme Court upheld the state's ban on theatrical smoking. The 2006 Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking inside public buildings. This is something we welcome! However, contrary to the situation in other states where smoking on stage is exempt, Colorado performers are banned [...]

Motherhood and multitasking. Could mothers smoke on US magazine covers?

By |2019-03-13T15:10:33-04:00April 2nd, 2009|Blog|

What our censorious culture is keeping from us. Deconstruction of an editorial in April's French Vogue. From ... It's a cigarette-fueled, pregnancy-padded, bottle-fed primer in that which cannot be done in Vogue's American pendant. ... Smoking is one of Carine Roitfeld's Favorite Things; she once told the Guardian she wouldn't want Anna Wintour's job because in America, you can't [...]

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