The alarming rise of book bans | Writers

The American Library Association, which knows a lot about borrowing, has taken a page from other major sources and declared this “Banned Books Week.” That’s good news, because any sign of censorship should be treated with caution. Civilization hangs on but cable and free speech are essential to its survival. In his not forbidden Cormac … Read more

Nicholas Goldberg: The terrifying battle over Charles Manson’s small fortune | Writers

NICHOLAS GOLDBERG Tribune Content A heavy and heavy battle is going on in a courtroom in Los Angeles to win control of the property of the famous murderer and cult leader Charles Manson. All that’s up for debate about what he wants are the clothes he owned and two or three guitars — the ones … Read more