Indecency

John McWhorter Takes a Serious Look at Profanity

3 days ago   |   NY Times

In “Nine Nasty Words,” McWhorter explains that offensive language depends on time, place and history.
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Banksy Creates Bob Ross-Dubbed Process Video of New Work Depicting Oscar Wilde Escaping Prison

2 monthes ago   |   Colossal

What begins as a soft-spoken clip of America's most iconic TV painting instructor, Bob Ross from his Joy of Painting show, suddenly shifts into a frenetic and extremely rare...
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How ‘Lolita' Escaped Obscenity Laws and Cancel Culture

2 monthes ago   |   NY Times

Emily Mortimer, who grew up with a prominent free-speech advocate before becoming an actress and screenwriter, has some ideas.
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Cardi B's ‘WAP' Proves Music's Dirty Secret: Censorship Is Good Business

6 monthes ago   |   NY Times

Scandalized parents and politicians ushered in warning labels in the 1980s. Now making clean versions of explicit songs means taking advantage of every possible revenue stream.
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Walter J. Minton, Publisher Who Defied Censors, Dies at 96

One year ago   |   NY Times

As president of Putnam's, he broke ground with sexually explicit works like “Lolita” and “Fannie Hill,” worked with top authors and scored many best sellers.
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The Boys in the Band Get to Broadway. Why Not the Girls?

One year ago   |   NY Times

“The Prom” is the rare show with lesbian themes to reach theater's biggest stage. Gay women deserve more than drawing their own conclusions about Princess Elsa and Scout Finch.
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Kevin Spacey Faces Felony Charge in Misconduct Case

2 years ago   |   NY Times

Kevin Spacey will be arraigned on Jan. 7 on a charge of indecent assault and battery, related to an accusation of misconduct in Nantucket.
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PG? NC-17? She Made Such Calls for 30 Years

2 years ago   |   NY Times

Joan Graves, retiring as chairwoman of the Motion Picture Association's ratings system, candidly assesses her reign, including the films she can't unsee.
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The Carpetbagger: With One Strong Word, ‘The Hate U Give' Couldn't Hold Its Tongue

2 years ago   |   NY Times

How do you make a movie about teenagers when the more authentic it sounds, the less likely it is that young people will be able to see it?
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Review: In His Last Years, Oscar Wilde Is Far From ‘The Happy Prince'

2 years ago   |   NY Times

Written and directed by Rupert Everett, who also stars, the film opens as Wilde is released from prison after serving two years for gross indecency.
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

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More experiments with reduction printing

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