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Newspaper Readers Debate Merits of Beetle Bailey

April 18, 2017
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Newspaper Readers Debate Merits of Beetle Bailey

A war of Letters to the Editor has broken out in the pages of a small Massachusetts newspaper over the content of Mort Walker’s long-running comic Beetle Bailey, with one reader labeling the strip “totally outdated and loaded with unhealthy behavior” and another responding that the initial complainants should “get a life.” The tiff began…

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MA School Administrators Keep First French Kiss on Optional Reading List

November 2, 2016
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A complaint about “sexually explicit” content in First French Kiss, a book that was included on the Taunton, Massachusetts, high school’s optional summer reading list, was struck down when school officials opted to keep the book in the curriculum. First French Kiss and Other Traumas by Adam Bagdasarian is an anthology of stories that follow Will as he…

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Massachusetts Library Stands by Tintin

January 3, 2014
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Massachusetts Library Stands by Tintin

Yesterday, library officials with the Jones Library in Amherst, Massachusetts, refused to reshelve — and thus restrict access to — several Tintin titles after a group of parents filed a complaint about racist caricatures in the books. Scott Merzbach covered the story for the Daily Hampshire Gazette: Jeannette Wicks-Lim of Belchertown Road said she and…

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Tales From the Code: The Christmas Panic

December 23, 2013
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Tales From the Code: The Christmas Panic

It was “The Night Before Christmas.” At least that was the name of the story in Panic #1, a 1953 release from MC Gaines’ EC Comics. This story not only stirred controversy and was banned in the state of Massachusetts, but it also led to the arrests of both Bill Gaines’ associate, Lyle Stuart, and his receptionist,…

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