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Time for the Western Art World to Join Chinese Social Media? (Part 1 of 3)

Cruising In: Weibo’s Ashton Moment A few months ago, Tom Cruise made waves in both Chinese and Western media by announcing that he had joined Sina Weibo, the popular Chinese microblogging tool used by Chinese and, now, Western celebrities. “We’re

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World Press Photo Exhibit Closes Early Over Censorship

          A World Press Photo exhibit in Beirut is shutting down early after Lebanese authorities ordered the removal of an Israeli photographer’s prize-winning work, an organizer of the exhibit said Friday. Erik de Kruijf, a World

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Censorship — 30 Movie, Literature and Performance Censorship Landmarks

1. Movie censorship began in 1894 when a peep show featured a belly dancer named Fatima. The show shocked audiences and the producer was forced to paint a white bar across the film to prevent the audience from seeing her

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Nudes In The News! Marin County Civic Center Censors Artist

Source: The National Coalition Against Censorship Blog The Marin County Civic Center has chosen to eliminate a nude painting by San Rafael artist Sylvia Cossich Goodman from a public exhibition. The full-frontal nude was accepted through what we can assume

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China Baffled by Support for Imprisoned Activist Ai Weiwei

Source: VOA   The Chinese government says it is unhappy with international support for detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The latest rebuke of international criticism about China’s crackdown on dissidents comes on the same day European Commission Vice President

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Censorship: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun – By Matt Samet Censorship of music takes various forms, the most common being the “radio edit.” The songs you hear on the radio are usually different from album versions in terms of length, but

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Mar 7, 1999: Stanley Kubrick Dies

On March 7, 1999, American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick dies in Hertfordshire, England, at the age of 70. One of the most acclaimed film directors of the 20th century, Kubrick’s 13 feature films explored the dark side of human nature. Born

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Facebook, Censorship and Art

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun – By Emily Greenberg Several weeks ago, Copenhagen-based artist Frode Steinicke received an unexpected message in his Facebook inbox: “Warning: You uploaded a photo that violates our Terms of Use, and this photo has been

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The Gentle Touch of Censorship

Source: The National – By Ben Flanagan The censorship of films and TV series is now so sophisticated it is not noticeable, says Karim Daoud, the chief executive of Intigral in Dubai. The digital media company, which provides digital TV

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