Sunday, May 10, 2015
Pamela Geller's abuse of free speech
By Kathleen Parker Opinion writer
Washington Post May 10 2015, p. 19
Baltimore art: How civil unrest mobilizes the creative handBy Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs May 9 2015
Saturday, May 09, 2015
"Grayson" Co-Writer Makes Complicated Killers of DC Comics' "Omega Men"
Friday, May 08, 2015
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Pop Culture Pariahs
May 08, 2015
Behind Darrin Bell's new RFK Award, the power of cartooning with true emotionBy Michael Cavna
May 8 2015
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2015 RFK Awards: WPWG's Darrin Bell wins for cartoons focusing on race, policeBy Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs May 7 2015
Tonight's Herblock Prize: How Baltimore's KAL mans a front line of social justice
By Michael Cavna May 7 2015
Cartoon: "Darrin Bell 2014 Editorial Cartoons," Darrin Bell, The Washington Post Writers Group
The ...awards... will be presented by Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy at a ceremony featuring remarks by Kerry Kennedy and Michael Beschloss on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The 2015 RFK Book and Journalism Awards were sponsored by the George Washington University.
The ceremony will also feature the presentation of the 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, celebrating their 47th anniversary. All honorees will receive a bust of Robert F. Kennedy in recognition of their award.
I was one of the judges for the award this year, and like always, there were a lot of great candidates and cartoons.
2014 in Review – A Comic Book Shop Talks Comic Book Sales Trends
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
D.C. library celebrates author and illustrator Brian Selznick [in print as Reading ahead with Brian Selznick
'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' author to visit the exhibit that showcases his visual storytelling.By Mary Quattlebaum Washington Post May 5 2015
I find much of the Charlie Hebdo material distasteful and some of it down right offensive. I feel the Texas "Muhammad Art Exhibit" was without merit and designed only to insult. But, in each case it's not the material that I defend. Not in the least. What I am defending is much bigger. It's all about freedom to express, without reprisal.
Pamela Geller, Islam, and protecting stupid speechBy Ann Telnaes
May 5 2015
Subjecting free speech to the assassin's vetoBy Sonny Bunch
Washington Post Act Four blog May 5 2015
The strong feminism behind Black Widow, and why the critiques don't stand upBy Alyssa Rosenberg
Washington Post's Act Four blog May 5 2015
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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/4/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an attack Sunday on an anti-Islam event in Texas.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
May 06 2015 • 12:20 p.m. (ET)
Cartoons, Satire, and the Limits of Free Speech
A French street portrait of cartoonist Georges Wolinski, one of the Charlie Hebdo staff members killed in January, 2015. Thierry Ehrmann
Debates around satire and free speech are sparking headlines–and violence. ISIS claimed responsibility for a Texas attack on a provocative cartoon contest around depicting the prophet Muhammed. And a number of prominent cartoonists and literary figures are protesting a free speech award for the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. We explore the current environment for satire and cartooning, and how editors and cartoonists draw the line as to what's off limits.
- Stephan Pastis Illustrator and syndicated cartoonist; creator, "Pearls Before Swine;" author, "Timmy Failure: Sanitized For Your Protection"
- Michael Cavna Creator, "Comic Riffs" column, Washington Post; graphic novel reviewer, Washington Post Book World.
Soon after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Cartoonists Rights Network International began a fundraising campaign. I reached out to Nikahang "Nik" Kowsar at the time, but for one reason or another, his interview stalled in cyberlimbo. Sadly, Nik's thoughts will remain relevant for the foreseeable future. Since this interview was conducted in February, we've seen American writers of PEN sharply disagree about whether to give a courage award for Charlie Hebdo's cartoonists and presumed attempted murders at a Mohammad cartoon contest in Texas.
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Charlie Hebdo's PEN Award: Top cartoonists endorse saluting magazine's 'courage'
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog May 5 2015http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2015/05/05/charlie-hebdos-pen-award-top-cartoonists-endorse-saluting-magazines-courage/
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Free Comic Book Day: Celebrate #FCBD with Ben Hatke's exclusive 'Robot' art
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog May 2 2015
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By Adam Goldman, Craig Whitlock and Marice Richter
Washington Post May 5 2015
FBI had known about suspected Texas shooter for years
Post Nation blog May 4 2015
Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas attack outside Muhammad cartoon show
Event organizer offers no apology after thwarted attack in Texas [in print: Sponsor defends Muhammad cartoon contest]By Sandhya Somashekhar
Washington Post May 5 2015
Monday, May 04, 2015
Gunman outside Muhammad cartoon event identified as suspected militant sympathizer
Washington Post Morning Mix blog May 4 2015
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Texas shooting: What have we learned five years after 'Draw Muhammad Day'?By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog May 4 2015
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Pow! Zap! Commemorative Postage Stamps Aren't Just for Kids Anymore!
I Am NOT the Beastmaster blog March 12, 2015
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Free Comic Book Day And Rabbit Holes
Free Comic Book Day: A Guide To The Heroes, Musicians And Mutants
Friday, May 01, 2015
CARTOONING AND OUR CULTURE:
A Panel of Top King Features Cartooning Talents Celebrating the Syndicate's Centennial
• Patrick McDonnell – Mutts
• Jeff Keane – The Family Circus
• Brian Walker – Hi and Lois
• Hilary Price – Rhymes With Orange
• Ray Billingsley – Curtis
• Mike Peters – Mother Goose & Grimm, Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist for Dayton Daily News
Moderated by Brendan Burford, Editor, King Features Syndicate
May 22, 11 A.M.
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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' gets the Marvel band back togetherBy Ann Hornaday
Washington Post May 1 2015
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' shows two very different types of leadershipBy Kristen Page-Kirby
Express May 1 2015
Tony Stark, Wilson Fisk and the limits of good intentionsSonny Bunch
Washington Post Act Four blog May 1 2015
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ proves why robots are blockbusters’ best villainsBy Alyssa Rosenberg
Washington Post Act Four blog (April 30 2015)