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

Mark Benoit | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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.

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.

Helping the Wounded Trial Warrior

Don McNay | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Trial lawyers have a unique caveat to their job. They are always making someone mad. Often times, like Atticus Finch's character in Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, they can find that their entire community has turned against them.

Christina Hendricks Discusses the Three Best Things in Life: Jon Hamm, Ryan Gosling, and Pie

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 11.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Christina Hendricks has the old-world, but never old, sex appeal of our Marilyn, and is perhaps our first red-headed pin-up since Rita Hayworth. And she has major acting chops.

HuffPost Review: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hey, Boo celebrates a novel, an imagination and, ultimately, a defining piece of Americana. It's always nice to see a movie that values literature and literacy -- and this is one of the better ones.

Sexy, Responsible, Heart-Throbbing Book Heroes

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Could it be possible that our lust for the bad boys begins the night we aim our reading flashlights on Rhett Butler and his ilk? How about the other side? How many of them do we worship?

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

Alyssa Ann Rower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Alyssa Ann Rower

Being represented by a skilled lawyer can mean the difference between a smooth divorce and one marked by frustration, delay and wrong turns.

How Old is Wisdom?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan had an interesting take this weekend (July 17) on President Obama's poll numbers and problems with the economy ...

Gregory Peck and Atticus Finch: One and the Same?

Mary Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Daily

When I first saw the movie, in my Alabama hometown, I was about Scout's age. That world -- where blacks and whites drank from different water fountains -- was my world.

Mockingbird at 50: Thurgood Marshall and Atticus Finch

Gilbert King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gilbert King

My daughter has grown up in a different time and a different place than Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, and there's no denying that the country is different, too, in part because of the heroics of a real life lawyer named Thurgood Marshall.

Best Tributes to To Kill a Mockingbird on Its 50th Anniversary

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Danny Groner

"In all great novels there is some quality of moral ambiguity, some potentially controversial element that keeps the book from being easily grasped or...

On Its 50th Birthday, Why Is 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Being Attacked?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

I never thought I'd see the day when "To Kill A Mockingbird" -- a novel that has inspired readers for half a century -- would be derided as a book about "the limitations of liberalism."

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Isn't So Great, Says WSJ's Allen Barra

The Wall Street Journal | ALLEN BARRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's time to stop pretending that "To Kill a Mockingbird" is some kind of timeless classic that ranks with the great works of American literature. Its...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebrations: Parties Planned Around The Country

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

All summer "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be relived through at least 50 events around the country, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication ...

Scott Turow Returns with Innocent (Presumed Innocent II)

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thane Rosenbaum

The stunning conclusion of Presumed Innocent invited a sequel, and Turow has now delivered just that with Innocent, a timely, pitch-perfect updating of the lives of the characters we came to both loathe and love.

I Live In The Land Of You, Me And We

Matthew Modine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Matthew Modine

The first three words of the Constitution say, "We the People." "We" is a lovely word; it is inclusive. Life forms and nature are a delicate dance of symbiotic relationships. Some people understand that there is only one world and we are all in this together.

Lawyers on Reality Television: Should We Object?

Karen Thalacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Thalacker

Is there entertainment value in "everyday people" with real legal problems getting non-binding legal advice from lawyers who aren't really their lawyers?

My Father's Voice

Beth Arnold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Arnold

I hadn't heard my father's voice in almost 30 years -- until today, when I played an old tape recording.

The Empathy Seat on the Supreme Court

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thane Rosenbaum

Somewhere between graduating from law school, the passing of the bar, and the hanging up of a shingle, those who are licensed to navigate our legal system have lost their inner-Atticus Finch.

Who is Barack Obama? Atticus Finch.

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

So who does Barack remind me of? He's a civil rights lawyer who taught Constitutional law and is bringing up two girls the right way. When bullies gather, he stands up for what's right, he stands up for the rule of law, he stands up.

Enough!: Why Obama Should Release His Righteous Rage

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

When I think about what Bush has done to this country -- and what McCain wants to keep doing -- I consider outrage the only rational response. The last seven-plus years demand more than a beaming smile. They demand indignation. Outrage. Fury.