Singapore: Northstar’s Wedding Passes Muster Because Another Character Objects

July 31, 2014
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Singapore: Northstar’s Wedding Passes Muster Because Another Character Objects

Everyone knows by now that the wedding of gay Archie character Kevin Keller is too hot for Singapore’s Media Development Authority, which recently banned retailers from importing Archie: The Married Life 3 because it was “not in line with social norms.” But what about the other big same-sex wedding in comics, that of Northstar and…

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Looking for Alaska Retained in Waukesha, Two More Books Challenged

July 30, 2014
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Looking for Alaska Retained in Waukesha, Two More Books Challenged

We have another good news/bad news situation in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where a school district review committee last week unanimously rejected a parental challenge to John Green’s Looking for Alaska. But the challengers plan to appeal that decision to the full school board, and it turns out that two more books, The Kite Runner by Khaled…

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Alabama Speak Challenge Nipped in the Bud

July 29, 2014
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Alabama Speak Challenge Nipped in the Bud

A challenge to Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak at a high school in Albertville, Alabama was quickly resolved earlier this month when the principal responded that it was one of many books on a reading list, and individual students or their parents are free to select another if they don’t want to read it. According to…

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Cape Henlopen Board Eliminates Entire Reading List in Dispute Over Cameron Post

July 28, 2014
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Cape Henlopen Board Eliminates Entire Reading List in Dispute Over Cameron Post

In a disheartening turn of events, the Cape Henlopen School Board in Delaware last week eliminated an entire summer reading list for incoming high school freshmen amidst confusion over how to handle a challenge to one book. The board had previously raised the ire of both free speech and LGBT advocates by removing emily m.…

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SDCC 2014: Sunday Events with CBLDF!

July 27, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Sunday Events with CBLDF!

This is it! Today wraps up fours days worth of comics, parties, panels and more as SDCC draws to a close! Maximize your fun with CBLDF’s ever-popular and always entertaining Live Art Jam, and run by booth 1920 for exclusive premiums and signed graphic novels! PANELS Sunday CBLDF: You Can’t Draw That! Live Art Jam…

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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Live Art Auction in Hilton Bayfront Sapphire CD!

July 27, 2014
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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Live Art Auction in Hilton Bayfront Sapphire CD!

CBLDF hosts its biggest original art auction of the year at Comic-Con! On Saturday, July 26, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, join CBLDF to in the Sapphire Ballroom CD, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, to bid on amazing original art from Jeff Smith (Bone), John Cassaday (Planetary), Emma Ríos (Pretty Deadly), Brandon Graham (King City), Francesco Fracavilla (Detective…

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SDCC 2014: Saturday Events with CBLDF

July 26, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Saturday Events with CBLDF

It’s Saturday at SDCC, and CBLDF has our most action packed day of the con with signings, panels, and the CBLDF Live Art Auction. Let’s take a look… SIGNINGS We’re delighted to host some of our favorite creator supporters at booth 1920 during Comic-Con! Saturday 12:00pm – 2:00 pm Continuing a tradition of support for…

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Charlie Adlard & John Cassaday Join CBLDF SDCC Auction!

July 25, 2014
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Charlie Adlard & John Cassaday Join CBLDF SDCC Auction!

CBLDF hosts its biggest original art auction of the year at Comic-Con! On Saturday, July 26, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, join CBLDF to in the Sapphire Ballroom EF, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, to bid on amazing original art!  Charlie Adlard has just contributed TWO pieces from The Walking Dead (Courtesy of Splash Page Art) and John Cassaday contributed the original…

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SDCC 2014: Friday Events with CBLDF

July 25, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Friday Events with CBLDF

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF on Friday at SDCC… PANELS Friday CBLDF: Graphic Novels and Their Turbulent Past: Now Classroom Tools of Tolerance 12:00pm – 1:00pm • Room 30CDE Graphic novels are often associated with violence and aggression. They can, however, be used to help kids gain a greater…

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North Carolina Woman Continues Fight to Ban Absolutely True Diary

July 25, 2014
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North Carolina Woman Continues Fight to Ban Absolutely True Diary

Since we last checked in with Brunswick County, North Carolina, where local resident Frances Wood is on a one-woman crusade to have Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian banned from Cedar Grove Middle School, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that a review committee at the…

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