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"To Kill a Mockingbird

9 Top Movies to Put You in That Autumn Mood

John Farr | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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...

Thug Notes Will Make You Fall In Love With Literature Again

Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy

First there was Crime and Punishment, then there was The Great Gatsby. Now Sparky Sweets, PhD is bringing his considerable insight and love of literat...

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. ...

WATCH: Hilarious Drunk Video About Books

Posted 03.22.2013 | Books

Shanna Carrick's Literarily Drunk has all of the ingredients of a great idea: books, good alcohol and an engagingly hilarious presenter (herself). The...

Your Ultimate High School Reading List

Posted 02.20.2013 | Teen

It's not always fun to read when it's required for school, but once in a while a special piece of literature will bring out our inner book-worm and ge...

The 10 Most Important Life Lessons From High School Required Reading

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen

The most important things you take away from high school are generally learned outside the classroom -- chances are, you won't remember anything from ...

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

WATCH: The Bane of Banned Books

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Bill Moyers

Even in this modern day and age, some folks in communities across America are saying: "No. That Book ISN'T For You" and for reasons that have nothing to do with the community, the school, or the reader -- and everything to do with prejudice.

Favorite Movie Dads Kids Will Love

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The greatest dads are guys who inspire us to do our best. They're men we can look up to and who always have our back, no matter what. If you're lookin...

10 Great Books About Fathers And Daughters

TresSugar | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

With Father's Day approaching, we got to thinking about books with riveting father-daughter stories. To our surprise, we've read and loved quite a lot...