Blog Archives for January 2015

14 Smart Questions for Caricaturist Celestia Ward

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
January 13, 2015

In 2014 I attended a caricature conference in Reno, Nevada. Among a ballroom full of ridiculously talented artists from around the world I happened to meet Celestia Ward, a caricaturist who’s also a skeptic. Naturally, I had questions for her. 

Censorship and Free Speech: Did Sony Really Cancel The Interview?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
January 07, 2015

With the horrific massacre at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo yesterday—apparently by Muslim fundamentalists upset by the magazine’s satires of Mohammed—the subject of censorship and freedom of speech is everywhere. This is the second time in two months that free speech has been threatened by terrorism. Or is it?