Monday, April 13, 2009

MAD magazine editor speaks on censorship tonight (April 13th) at Shoreline Library

The Joy of Censorship

Presented by Joe Raiola
It only seems right that the library, with its mission to protect the tenets of intellectual freedom, should host this program. MAD magazine Senior Editor, Joe Raiola, takes an illuminating, satiric and at times disturbing look at America’s most hotly debated First Amendment issues. He also traces MAD’s colorful history from comic book to its emergence as a revolutionary satirical force.

The Joy Of Censorship revolves solely around core first amendment issues and the colorful history of MAD (which escaped extinction and avoided censors by transforming itself from a comic book to a magazine in 1955)

From Joe's website: The Joy Of Censorship includes a one-of-a-kind slide presentation spotlighting many of the MAD's most controversial, thought-provoking and outrageous covers and articles, followed with a lively Q+A and/or panel discussion.

When: Monday, April 13th, 7 pm

Where: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th –Shoreline, WA

Cost: Free

Link to Joe Raiola (illustration above from Joe's website)

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