Radio Rackham: Må man brænde bøger?

Denne gang dykker vi ned i den ophedede politiske debat omkring den danske regerings lovforslag om at forbyde såkaldt ‘utilbørlig’ omgang med genstande af særlig religiøs betydning (læs: Koranen). Satirehistoriker Dennis Meyhoff Brink argumenterer for, at det er en ny blasfemilovgvining mens tegner Stine Spedsbjerg opsummerer bladtegnernes oplevelse af usikkerhed omkring lovens konsekvenser for satiren…

The Week

The week in review. I guess the past week may end up being seen as a kind of turning point when it comes to Denmark’s international reputation. “Jewellery-Gate” as it has become known in Denmark seems like it may leave a lasting stain on my country’s image abroad. The new law is a particularly egregious…

Never Just a Joke: Representations of Race in Scandinavia

Over at Hooded Utilitarian, the latest installment of my very irregular column, DWYCK, focuses on recent media controversies in Sweden over representations of race: Stina Wirsén’s empoyment of pickaninny stereotyping for her childrens book and film character Lilla Hjärtat and Makote Aj Linde’s infamous cake installation at Moderna Museet in Stockholm earlier this year. The…

The Week

The Week in Review Amidst the turmoil in Brussels, which I’ve found rather hard to make sense of, one piece of less equivocally positive news emerged this week, namely that Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has spent thirty years on death row in Pennsylvania has finally had his death sentence revoked in favor of life behind bars.…