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The 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel Is Exciting Enough to Rip Your Pants Over!

Jilly Rolnick | Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen
Jilly Rolnick

While America has taken huge steps towards equality, issues are still being fought over today. This month is Black History Month so it is especially important to celebrate how far our country has come and also address the shortcomings that remain.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 21

Digital Book World | Posted 04.27.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

It's perhaps noteworthy to find Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train settle into its fourth week at No. 1, even while a considerable handful of media-tie ins filled out the spots beneath it in the week heading into the Oscars.

'Go Set the Watchmen' by Harper Lee

Robert Brenner | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is to publish a second novel, according to the New York Times. I guess it all started the night the Comedian was murdered. Of course Jem said it started much earlier than that, with Ozymandias.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 7

Digital Book World | Posted 04.13.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is due to hit theaters on Valentine's Day, likely propelling two-thirds of James's trilogy up the rankings much the way the Bradley Cooper movie recently helped American Sniper into the No. 1 spot a few weeks ago.

What Did Atticus Finch Think of the Civil Rights Movement?

Richard H. McAdams | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Richard H. McAdams

As with the recent film Selma, Watchman will acquaint or reacquaint Americans with the nation's long struggle for civil rights. As Selma prompted renewed attention to LBJ, Harper Lee's new book will rekindle the debate over Atticus Finch. Those who revere him may have to reassess his heroic status.

Maddie Crum

Is The New Harper Lee Novel A Mistake? | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.05.2015 | Books

If Twitter can be seen as representative of broader cultural attitudes, the news surrounding Go Set a Watchman, a novel Harper Lee penned before To Ki...

Beloved Passages From Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Jeryl Brunner

Just yesterday, Lee's publisher announced that the beloved author's rediscovered book, Go Set a Watchman, a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, will be published this July.

To Kill a Mockingjay

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Neal Wooten

Harper Lee is publishing another book titled Go Set a Watchmen, which is amazing news to say the least. The fact that it is a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird is even more so. Being an aspiring author from Alabama, she is without a doubt one of my heroes.

12 Women On What Harper Lee's Work Has Meant To Them

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

Watch out, world: Go Set a Watchman is coming. The news broke yesterday that 88-year-old author Harper Lee will be publishing a second book. The n...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author Is Publishing A Second Novel

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.03.2015 | Books

Harper Lee, the author of the beloved novel To Kill a Mockingbird, will publish a second book this summer. Go Set a Watchman was completed in the 1950...

9 Top Movies to Put You in That Autumn Mood

John Farr | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Filmmakers can't resist all that color or the movement of falling leaves, with deep nostalgia swiftly evoked in a few frames of swirling red and gold. Regardless of plot, cast or dialogue, the unsung hero of the autumnal movie is the cinematographer.

Banning Books Doesn't Work

Carl Fillichio | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Although attempts to ban books are very disappointing, the reasons behind why people have tried to do so are worth exploring and create an excellent starting point for discussion and debate among readers.

8 Components of the Perfect Dad Brain

Paul Snowden | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Snowden

Building the perfect dad brain requires a blend of smarts, morals and karate skills that can't be found in just one movie dad, which is why we used eight, including Clark Griswold, Atticus Finch and, of course, Indiana Jones.

Streamsong Resort: Golf and Literature, Bass and Alligators

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

First of all, there are the books. A clue to the attention to detail in guest rooms at Streamsong Resort in central Florida's Bone Valley, their titl...

Review: The Mockingbird Next Door Sings With Simple Truth

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Like legions of fans who've cherished To Kill A Mockingbird, I've wondered why Harper Lee never wrote another novel. And I've wondered if Harper Lee felt betrayed by her childhood friend, Truman Capote, who used her keen eye to research In Cold Blood but gave her no credit for her contribution.

Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?

Lori Day | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Lori Day

Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.

A Look Inside The Town That Inspired 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Posted 07.15.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills [Penguin Press, $27.95], who, while working for the Chicago Tribune, was gra...

"Courage Is Not a Man With a Gun in His Hand": Atticus Finch and the Open Carry Fad

Mark Benoit | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Mark Benoit

One wonders what Atticus Finch would think of many in these open carry groups, as they brandish their long guns in a pack mentality, badgering any person who dares to stand up to their frightening display of misplaced priorities and caliber-heavy bravado.

Reading To Kill a Mockingbird With My Daughter

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

Her voice carried the panic of a swimmer recognizing the undertow too late. She thrashed against the words, terrified of drowning in them.

Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

Farewell To Things Remembered

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

I grew up around the LAX area, a zone divided between the South Bay and the Westside. Over the course of my life, I have witnessed many changes to my stomping ground.

Arnie Becker, Meet Atticus Finch

Carl Fillichio | Posted 01.27.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Ask any lawyer that ever read To Kill a Mockingbird if the book influenced their decision to attend law school. More than likely, they will think about it for a few moments, smile with pride and say yes.

Harper Lee Lawsuit Settled

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled a New York lawsuit against two of the defendants she sued in May to re-secure the co...

Fall Into Reading With These Shiny Apple Picks

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

Looking for Me draws us into the complexity of finding love, hope and redemption amidst crushing family obstacles. A moving read about finding the jewels amongst the cast-offs of life's heartbreaks.

Holden Caulfield: The Loneliest Playa In Literature

Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy

On this week's episode of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD discusses J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye, analyzing the story of Holden Caulfield, th...