freedom of expression

Film

Here's a Rewind to East Coast Graffiti’s Halcyon Days

John Waters narrates a new documentary about the early East Coast writers that invented what became what we know as modern street art.
Shana Nys Dambrot
6.15.16
Op-Eds

The Banning of Tyler the Creator Reveals a UK Government Struggling to Define 'Terrorism'

Hasty decision making keeps taking a dump on our freedom of expression.
Joe Zadeh
8.27.15
Art

Inside Singapore’s Demolition Art Movement

Talking to the artists turning temporary spaces into opportunities for uninhibited expression.
Catherine Chapman
8.17.15
Stuff

The Protest Over an Award Given to 'Charlie Hebdo' Shows the Line Between Defending and Celebrating

PEN American Center pissed off some of its own members by bestowing an award to the famously irreverent French magazine, and the resulting debate led to Salman Rushdie calling six authors "pussies."
James Yeh
4.29.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Black Pussy and Viet Cong: When Is A Band Name So Offensive It Should Be Changed?

Freedom of expression and censorship aren't immune to dumb ideas.
Joe Zadeh
3.23.15
News

Why Is Blasphemy Still Illegal in Canada?

The Canadian government may defend the right to freedom of speech abroad, but it should also focus on repealing its own anti-blasphemy law.
Shanifa Nasser
1.20.15
News

Photos from Last Night's 'Charlie Hebdo' Solidarity Protest in Union Square

New Yorkers ignored the cold to show their support for the dozen victims of Europe's worst terrorist attack in years.
Pete Voelker
1.8.15
The Imposters Issue

A Poem Leads to a Life Sentence in Qatar

Mohammed al-Ajami was just sentenced to life in prison in Qatar after reading a poem.
Amira Asad
2.5.13