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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.

Harper Lee Biographer Responds To Controversy Over Book's Authorization

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books

In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, author Marja Mills, who this week published The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee, responde...

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...

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.

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author At Odds With Hometown Museum

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 11.20.2013 | Books

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her Alabama hometown that celebrates her literary achie...

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...

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Sweet Bird," "Merrily," Worthwhile Others

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

By 1959 when Tennessee Williams got around to presenting Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway, as directed by Elia Kazan and starring Geraldine Page and Pa...

Harper Lee Files Lawsuit Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

AP | Posted 05.07.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Harper Lee, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," filed a lawsuit Friday to re-secure the copyright to it. ...

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.

PHOTOS: Can You Spot The Fashion Designer?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.03.2012 | Style

What happens when you combine fashion designers, "Where's Waldo" and buckets upon buckets of paint? Well, Alber Elbaz goes missing. That's what hap...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Star Mary Badham On Being Scout, Gregory Peck And Losing The Academy Award

The Huffington Post | Sharon Knolle | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment

Fifty years ago, 10-year-old Mary Badham tried out for a role in a little movie filming near her hometown of Birmingham, Ala.: "To Kill a Mockingbird....

Why Capote's A Christmas Memory Is an Enduring Gift for All Seasons

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

"Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago." It's my favorite opening in fiction, the first two lines of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory.

YA Authors Share Their Fave Books As Teens

| Lauren | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

To help celebrate Teen Read Week, our friends at Scholastic talked to famous authors to find out what books they loved when they were teenagers. Have ...

YA Authors Share Their Fave Books As Teens

oomscholasticblog.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Coe Booth, author of Tyrell and Bronxwood (September 2011), chose Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. "I read this book so many times ...

Surprising Day Jobs Of Famous Authors

Posted 12.18.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire All you struggling artists and writers out there, take heart. It may seem like you’re just spinning your wheels at that random jo...

Finding the Souls of Politicians Through the Books They Read

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.10.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

he question of whether a politician reads at all is a good one, and should be asked and answered more often. But the question of which books a politician has loved throughout his or her lifetime must be asked and answered.

Five Books That Blew Our Minds, 1955-1975

Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

At first glance, these books have very little in common -- a racially-charged tome and one of the most praised linguistic publications in history, a "...

The Most Novels You've Read By an Author

Dave Astor | Posted 11.14.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

My list includes the authors' names, the number of novels I've read by each of them, and my three favorite novels (in rank order) by each of them. If you have different favorites by those authors, I'd like to hear about that.

10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

Spotted Reading In Public: Summer Reads On The Way To The Beach

Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

New Yorkers read in public constantly, and we've spotted them reading plenty this summer on the way to the beach. And like the City itself, the collec...

Feminine Tosh

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Meg Waite Clayton

At Printer's Row Book Festival in Chicago last weekend, a big topic of conversation was a remark by a prominent male writer that no woman writer was his equal. He used the term "feminine tosh."Tosh" swiftly became the buzz word of the weekend.

Harper Lee Biography Drama Continues

AP | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Harper Lee's sister says the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" has indeed cooperated with a memoir about her. And the publisher has s...

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.

Why Harper Lee Never Wrote Another Book

latimes.com | Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Many books and films have partisans who insist their works are loved and admired by the American people, but "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the real thing...