Tag: new york

Retailer Spotlight: Escape Pod Comics in Huntington, NY

Right in the heart of downtown Huntington, on the North Shore of Long Island, sits Escape Pod Comics. The perfect blend of superhero and independent stock, this store attracts all ages and interests. Escape Pod is guided by a knowledgeable…

CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

CBLDF reported last week that popular manga, Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui was pulled from a school library on Staten Island, without adhering to the New York City Department of Education guidelines. The comic is currently pending review by an…

Cuomo Ditches Flawed Prison Directive

On January 12th, 2018, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted he would rescind directive 4911A, which greatly restricted inmates access to books as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. The directive was a pilot program designed to roll out…

Swastikas Removed From High School Production of The Producers

Out of fear of misinterpretation and parental upset over the offensive nature of the symbol, a school superintendent in Orangetown, New York made the executive decision to remove all swastikas from the school’s production of the award-winning musical The Producers—an…

Brooklyn Community Archive Features Protest Movement Comics in New Exhibit

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein recently had the opportunity to tour the current exhibit Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art at Brooklyn’s Interference Archive. Impressed by the visit, he wrote it up for The Beat. Interference Archive…

Controversial Crocheted Cover Leads to Upset in New York

Some parents in New York City, New York have fallen into the age-old trap of judging a book by its cover. Included on the Department of Education’s recommended reading list, Jason Reynold’s award-winning young adult novel When I Was the…