October 25, 2013 Also: Iran's culture minister hints that bans on certain books may be reconsidered; The New York Times is profiling small poetry presses; Jonathan Franzen on why making money is a double-edged sword.
October 22, 2013 Also: the winners of the Whiting Awards were announced; Cheryl Strayed's memoir inspires other women to take to the Wild; and Dwight Garner on what makes a critic.
April 24, 2012 The Dutch scientist at the center of the controversy over recent bird flu experiments says that his team applied for government permission Tuesday to submit a paper describing their research to a science journal. He is optimistic the request will be granted, but had hoped he wouldn't need the special permit.
April 20, 2012 The conflict over publishing controversial bird flu research may come to a head next Monday, as the Dutch government meets to consider whether it should lift controls that have kept a scientist from openly discussing his work with the deadly virus.
May 4, 2010 The Attorney General of Virginia recently gave his staff a censored version of the state seal — the original shows a bare breast. Turns out Virginia isn't alone with its NSFW emblem. Join the Wait Wait staff for an illustrated tour of other state seals in need of a little censorship.
April 15, 2010 times they are a changing right? Now, we can broadcast to whatever we want over the Internet. Well, not if you happen to be using an iPhone or iPad.