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Kathryn Stockett

The Atticus We Don't Want to Know

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.20.2016 | Books
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."

7 Amazing Audiobooks

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Listening to a book can make time disappear during long drives, workouts and boring vacuum-the-house sessions. Here's the best of the bunch -- ones th...

Fruitvale Station: Hoping for Oscar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Addressing the premiere crowd at MoMA, Ryan Coogler said he had to make this film when the news ripped apart his community. After the screening, we were still so immersed, we were happy to see Michael B. Jordan alive.

From Good to Great: What Editors Do for Authors

Karen Dionne | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Karen Dionne

In all the talk about self-publishing, one thing you don't often hear discussed is the role of editors. I'm not talking about the editor an author might hire to vet their work prior to publishing it themselves; I'm talking about editors at major publishing houses.

Happy Graduation -- Now Go Out There And Fail!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Here's a short list of successful women who failed famously -- and still, one way or the other, ended up on top.

The Fiction That Fiction Is Fiction Is Fiction

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 05.07.2012 | Books
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."

Actress Jessica Chastain Has The Help to Get Her Award Noms

Brad Balfour | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

When actress Jessica Chastain attended the Sundance Film Festival more than a year ago, making the rounds for the film Take Shelter, she spoke on a pa...

Will The Help's Oscar Revive Interest in The Long Walk Home?

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Peter Dreier

In contrast to The Help, The Long Walk Home shows African-American maids as active participants in the civil rights struggle -- and remains a much more uplifting and hard-hitting movie about the plight and pluck of black domestic servants confronting racism.

PHOTOS: Nominees Play Nice Before The Oscars

Posted 02.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Thursday night, Academy Award Nominees gathered at the home of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for The Hollywood Reporter's Nominees' Night 2012 -- a celeb...

Did 'The Help' Cause A 'Social Awakening'? Discussing The Best Picture Nominee With A Jackson, Mississippi Native

The Huffington Post | Katie Calautti | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment

Oscar "for your consideration" campaigns are nothing new, but Disney's take on marketing its Oscar-nominated film, "The Help," might make you pause. W...

Out to Lunch with The Help

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.10.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At a luncheon last week at Desmond's, Montego Glover, Nikki James, Anna Deveare Smith, and Billie Jean King celebrated the film's happy arrival on DVD with two of the stars, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who got up to answer questions about the film.

The Help: A Teacher's Guide

Gary Stager | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Gary Stager

Some of your secondary school students have read The Help and many more will have seen this summer's film adaptation. This creates a critical teachable moment for educators.

Helped by The Help

Nelson Davis | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

There is a bonus lesson in how The Help finally got to the marketplace and that is you have to take calculated risks.

Amy Lee

Is The Number One Movie In America Overrated? | Amy Lee | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home

"The Help," a feel-good tearjerker about the plight of black maids in 1960s Mississippi, is the number one movie in America. Based on a bestsellin...

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 ...

Historians Respond: Who Needs The Help?

Jim Downs | Posted 10.28.2011 | Home
Jim Downs

The Help has stirred up a controversy.

The Help's Octavia Spencer: "You Have to Know and You Have to Be Educated"

Ellen Sterling | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Octavia Spencer may be best known to devotees of Ugly Betty as Constance Grady, the IMS agent who stalked Betty's father. Her film resume is varied, but she says, The Help was especially close to her heart.

HuffPost Review: The Help

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some will say: This is yet another movie about the civil-rights movement moment in our history, in which the white people are the heroes, saving the black characters. But that's far too simplistic a reading of The Help.

WATCH: A Roundtable On 'The Help' And Race

Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices

Kathryn Stockett's novel, "The Help," about the lives of several black domestics in Mississippi and the white children they cared for, was snapped up ...

A Silence Broken: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 10.09.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In the world of The Help nothing is what it seems, but there is a kind of innocence to its mysteries. There is just enough suspense to keep the pages turning, and tragedy throughout.

Kathryn Stockett Needs Help

Duchess Harris | Posted 10.04.2011 | Books
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.

How To Snag Free Or $1 Summer Beach Reads | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

If your vacation plans include a little light summer reading, you couldn’t ask for lighter fare this year....

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 | Books
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.

Katie Couric And Kathryn Stockett Talk About 'The Help' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Katie Couric interviews Kathryn Stockett, author of the mega-hit novel, "The Help". It's a long one, but worth watching in stages--book clubs weigh in...