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"To Kill a Mockingbird

It's Time to Go Set a Watchman

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Kate Oberdorfer

There is no such thing as Atticus Finch. That is the hard truth that I took away from the Tuesday sunrise I spent with Harper Lee's highly anticipate...

The Fall of Atticus Finch

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.16.2015 | Books
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel and all of us should have remembered that. Novelists get to create the world that they want. Atticus was a fictional character but we needed him to be different.

Harper Lee's New Book: Young Atticus Finch and the Super Hot Vampire Society

Spencer Green | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"Ms. Lee--or, as her family and friends call her, Ms. Lee--wanted to try her hand at a novel that would appeal more directly to younger audiences," says Colton LaFenrois, a publicist for Random Del Collins House.

Go Set a Watchman: A Draft, Not a Novel

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 07.16.2015 | Books
Mary Alice Franklin

The first manuscript remained in stasis until it was re-discovered and published as-was-found. According to Andreadis, "Harper Lee wanted to have the novel published exactly as it was written, without editorial intervention"; though, she has not re-read the novel since its re-discovery.

'Go Set A Watchman' Feels Like A Fanfic You Never Expected To Read

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts

White parents are crestfallen. High school English teachers befuddled. American literature buffs horrified. The publication of Harper Lee’s...

Atticus Finch Is Not a Racist

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.15.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

It's unfair to critique an unread literary work. For all I know, Go Set a Watchman is a brilliant piece of fiction. So I won't criticize the novel itself. But nor will I read it... unless they release it in comic book form and add Batman into the story. I'm just not that interested.

America Deserves A Racist Atticus Finch

MaryAnn McKibben Dana | Posted 07.14.2015 | Books
MaryAnn McKibben Dana

I don't delight in such a portrayal of Atticus, and will likely read the book with a sick feeling. But I suspect 2015 America needs this Atticus. I'll be reading the book, not as a novel, but as an historical document. Go Set a Watchman will give us a glimpse into our own soul as a nation.

Atticus Finch Meets Black Lives Matter

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

It is my religious faith, and the practices of the traditions I inherit and claim as an Asian-American, Anglican Christian, by which I mean a faith rooted in historical realities, which compels me to confront my complacency.

Innocence and Experience: Nelle Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Go Set A Watchman

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.14.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Not all succeed. Nelle Lee, publishing as Harper, has now done so twice: first, with To Kill A Mockingbird, its sales in the hundreds of millions already; and now, with Go Set A Watchman, the presale orders for which have smashed prior records to bits.

The Emergency Book Club Reads 'To Kill A Mockingbird' For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts

Claire: Welcome to our first meeting of Emergency Book Club, the book club for literary critics who rarely plan more than three days in advance for se...

What Will Readers Make Of A Bigoted Atticus Finch?

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts

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Harper Lee May Have Written A Third Novel

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts

A lawyer representing Harper Lee claims the celebrated author of "To Kill A Mockingbird" may have written a third novel. In an op-ed published by t...

Dear White People: We Are All Atticus Finch

Sam Chaltain | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Sam Chaltain

Being that Atticus Finch doesn't require that we attend white supremacy meetings, support police brutality or poison our own children with hate. It merely requires that we maintain our innocence amidst the maw of institutionalized racism, and mask our complicity in that system via periodic outrages at current events that clash with the saintly pictures we have painted of ourselves.

High School English Teachers On Why Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Endures

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts

Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchmen” will finally go on sale Tuesday, soon to be delivered to hoards of anxious pre-orderers. Last week...

Atticus And Me

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 07.12.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

When I heard about Go Set a Watchman, a sort of sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, being released I was ecstatic. But this weekend, when the first chapter was released, my heart ached a bit. Because, as it turns out, Atticus Finch might not be such a hero after all.

Maybe You Should Re-Read 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Before You Read 'Go Set A Watchman'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.12.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

In Go Set a Watchman, the novel Harper Lee wrote two years before she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is light years from the saint of "Mockingbird." And that has readers who have cherished To Kill a Mockingbird upset. Worse, really. More like unhinged.

Is Go Set a Watchman Disingenuous?

Steven Petite | Posted 07.11.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

The biggest literary event in decades is coming to stores this upcoming Tuesday, but is Harper Lee's long desired and completely unexpected follow-up to her 1955 masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird, what it claims to be?

Harper Lee's New Novel Features A Racist Atticus Finch

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 07.12.2015 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee's unexpected new novel offers an unexpected and startling take on an American literary saint, Atticus Finch. ...

Growing Up Gay in Harper Lee's Maycomb

Michael Lambert | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Lambert

Ms. Lee may have found her watchman, but the queer children of Maycomb and of all the forgotten rural lands that dot our republic have no watchman.

Writing She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Jill S. Tietjen

To celebrate the success of Harper Lee's previous and anticipated novels, let's discover other women authors through history. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

Reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' With Fresh Eyes

Nick Norton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
Nick Norton

When I read Lee's next novel, I'm excited to see how Scout grows as an adult. If her tenacity and spunk are still as fierce, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Until then, I'm enjoying reentering the world Lee created which isn't so different from our own.

Harper Lee Among Inaugural Inductees Into Alabama Writers Hall of Fame

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee missed her induction as an inaugural member of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Play Continues To Run In Harper Lee's Hometown

AP | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will produce a play about the book, ending a...

A Brief (Pun Intended) History of Lawyers in Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented.

5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.26.2015 | Books
Allison Underhill

In the future, opinions will change, people will change, and the world will change. Books, however, are a constant force. Their themes will continue to be relevant, no matter how different the world may appear in the years to come.