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Banned Books Week Begins

By Niall McArdle This is Banned Books Week in the United States. Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. Banned…

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Does Werner Herzog regard his films as art? No.

by Niall McArdle   I’ve admired the films of Werner Herzog for many years, both his fiction and non-fiction narratives. Encounters at the End of the World, his documentary on the scientists who live and work in Antarctica, should be required viewing for everyone, as should Cave of Forgotten Dreams, an astonishing, beautiful investigation of the 32,000 year-old Chauvet…