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The Atticus We Don't Want to Know

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Irene Monroe

For those who prefer Scout's hagiographic depiction of her father, then Jean Louise's Atticus you don't want to know. Harper Lee's new portrait of Atticus will undoubtedly reopen discussion about race and Atticus's hero status in "Mockingbird."

The Fiction That Fiction Is Fiction Is Fiction

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Joan Marans Dim

Must a novelist, whose task often is to mine the jumble of life's experiences, disguise plot and characters so that no one is offended? My answer is an emphatic "no."

Lucas Kavner

How Social Media Has Helped 'The Help' | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home

Summer movies tend to explode onto the scene in their opening weekends and then slowly peter off, giving way to the next weekend's blockbuster sequel ...

There's A Problem With The Help

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 10.29.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Like many others who thought they liked The Help only to be vaguely (or not so vaguely) troubled soon after, I've been worrying about this film in my mind ever since I saw it a few weeks ago.

Gloria Steinem, The Help and Good News About Discrimination in America

Cynthia Kounaris | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
Cynthia Kounaris

What was inconceivable to our grandparents is taken for granted by us. Maybe what we're struggling for today will be yesterday's news for our grandchildren.

Why Are Some Black Women So Outraged by The Help

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

Why are some of the best and brightest black female voices in America so outraged over the new movie The Help based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel?

Love 'The Help,' But Please Stop Asking Me to Do the Same

Rebecca Wanzo | Posted 10.12.2011 | Black Voices
Rebecca Wanzo

I read an Amazon review of the novel that told a reader not to worry that they would have to read over 400 pages of depressing oppression. This is true -- "The Help" makes Jim Crow palatable. I don't think this is a good thing.

One Southerner's Take on The Help

Cathy Whitlock | Posted 10.10.2011 | Entertainment
Cathy Whitlock

The Help paints a powerful, all too painful and more importantly, accurate picture of a snapshot in time. It's all there -- the racism and mean-spiritedness and compassion and love. No matter what region you are from, it is a story that transcends.

Revisiting Our Nation's Legacy of Race Relations in The Help

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The white Jesus on the wall in Aibileen's humble home, a place of honor next to a photo of her deceased beloved son, underscores the amazing conflicts of everyday life in 1960s Mississippi.

Kathryn Stockett Needs Help

Duchess Harris | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home
Duchess Harris

Our popular culture obsession is with the "largely fictional" book, The Help. Sounds like an opportune moment for second wave feminists to engage in some serious deconstructionist critical analysis. Or maybe not.

Emma Stone Tries Her Best Southern Accent

Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment

Emma Stone is from the southwest -- Arizona to be exact -- but in her latest film, she tries on the accent and affectations of the Deep South. Ston...

Emma Stone's Racially Charged New Film

Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment

Emma Stone puts her hair in tight curls and puts on a Mississippi southern accent for her latest film, an inspiring civil rights tale called "The Help...

Memoirs of the Segregated South

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Admittedly, I come from a lily-white family, English on both sides. However, I believe that a person doesn't have to be black to feel the effects of racism -- a point that Kathryn Stockett makes very well in her novel, "The Help."

An African-American Woman Wrote To Me: The Help Makes Us Look Ignorant & One-Dimensional

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

"Concerned" saw what looked like a paradox with The Help. That is, a writer who greatly admires the African-American women who inspired the book created characters she unknowingly mocks.

The Help: Kathryn Stockett's Controversial Hit

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home

First-time author Kathryn Stockett's recent book, The Help, has risen quickly through the bestseller lists despite Stockett being previously unknown a...