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Art Spiegelman calls Tennessee schools’ ban on ‘Maus’ ‘myopic’ and ‘absurd’

This illustration photo taken in Los Angeles, California on January 27, 2022 shows a person holding the graphic novel "Maus" by Art Spiegelman. - A school board in Tennessee has added to a surge in book bans by conservatives with an order to remove the award-winning 1986 graphic novel on the Holocaust, "Maus," from local student libraries. Author Art Spiegelman told CNN on January 27 -- coincidentally International Holocaust Remembrance Day -- that the ban of his book for crude language was "myopic" and represents a "bigger and stupider" problem than any with his specific work. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo by Maro SIRANOSIAN / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo by MARO SIRANOSIAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” has been swept into a national debate about literature in classrooms and school libraries. (Maro Siranosian / AFP via Getty Images)

Art Spiegelman has gone public about the latest controversy over books deemed inappropriate for public schoolchildren.

Speaking to several media outlets on Thursday, the acclaimed graphic artist said he thinks the latest ban of his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1986 graphic novel “Maus” by a Tennessee school board is “absurd.”

Earlier this month, the McMinn County School Board in Tennessee voted 10-1 to ban the book over concerns about “rough” language and a nude drawing of

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Corbyn calls for music and poetry at every meeting to tempt people to socialism

More people could be tempted to embrace socialism by including music and poetry in every meeting, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The former Labour leader told an event at The World Transformed conference, which is running alongside the Labour Party conference in Brighton, that political meetings did not need to be boring and “held on cold winter nights in miserable halls”.

And he said there were many different ways in which people could come to “political conclusions”.

General Election 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with activists at Flash Music Theatre, Edgware, London, in 2019 (Victoria Jones/PA)

Mr Corbyn was responding to a question from

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Wi Lawyer General Kaul Calls On Facebook To Abandon Plans For Youths Instagram

Authorisation by the competent supervisory authority should be obtained when the safeguards are provided for in administrative arrangements that aren’t legally binding. Therefore, this Regulation ought to provide for harmonised situations for the processing of special categories of non-public data regarding health, in respect of particular wants, particularly where the processing of such information is carried out for sure health-related functions by individuals topic to a legal obligation of skilled secrecy. Union or Member State legislation ought to provide for specific and appropriate measures so as to protect the elemental rights and the personal data of pure persons. Member States … Read More

Donald Glover Calls Out ‘Boring’ Art in the Film and TV Industry, Sparks Conversation About Cancel Culture

The rapper, writer and producer started a larger discussion on Twitter.

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Donald Glover, the rapper, writer and producer known by fans as Childish Gambino, is calling out the onslaught of “boring” television shows and films that have been produced as a result of the industry’s “cancel culture.”

In a series of tweets, Glover mentioned a discussion he saw on the social media platform about people being “tired” of reviewing “boring stuff” 

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