censorship

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The Writer and the Valet

On the intrigue surrounding Dr. Zhivago’s publication.

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Curses! The Birth of the Bleep and Modern American Censorship

From the proto-bleep to meta-bleep: how the US government protects us from the profane.

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China TV Grows Racy, and Gets a Chaperon

On “If You Are the One”, the smash hit Chinese dating show that raised the ire of censors.

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Disneyland with the Death Penalty

William Gibson’s controversial take on the sanitized wonderland that is Singapore.

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alt.scientology.war

An early 1995 peek at what happens when secretive groups meet the Internet: a Scientology Usenet group, populated by believers and critics, stirs conflict that results in raids.