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"To Kill a Mockingbird

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."

Harper Lee Breaks Silence, Grants Rare (Very Brief) 'Interview'

Mail Online | Sharon Churcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I went to Alabama in an attempt to answer the great mystery of why she -- like that other American literary legend J. D. Salinger, who died in Janua...

'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...

For Father's Day, Dads in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we salute fathers far and wide this Sunday, why not pop in some first-rate DVD titles that examine the distinct challenges of fatherhood, and how various dads rise to the occasion or, for a host of reasons, fall short.

10 Great "Grownup" Books For Kids | Felisa Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many kids are ready and willing to read books intended for adults, but selecting books with both kid-friendly style and content can be time consuming....

June 14, 2010, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

President Obama makes fourth trip to oil-slicked Gulf area, apparently reacting to criticism about not being involved enough.

'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 ...

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.

10 Books About Non-Dysfunctional Families

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, we looked ahead to Thanksgiving with the family by showing you that yours is not the only crazy family out there. Sooner or later, we had t...

A Sure-Fire Bestseller:Lincoln's Doctor's Dog

The Huffington Post | Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Random House founder Bennett Cerf was reportedly asked how to write a best seller. The venerable editor's answer: Lincoln's Doctor's Dog. Seems Abe Li...

The Help: Kathryn Stockett's Controversial Hit

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

First-time author Kathryn Stockett's recent book, The Help, has risen quickly through the bestseller lists despite Stockett being previously unknown a...

Wake-Up Call: Paint the town read

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read," Scout, the young tomboy narrator, confides in To Kill a Mockingbird. "One does not ...

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.

For Father's Day, A Few Cinematic Takes On Being A Dad

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Prior to this Sunday, why not check out some first-rate DVD titles that examine the distinct challenges of fatherhood, and how we either rise to the occasion or, for a host of reasons, fall short.

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.

Resurrecting Literature: Sustenance for the Progressive Soul

Jennifer Nix | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Nix

I once again see the potential and power of literature, and hope to tell new and necessary stories. As activists, we must not lose sight of art. Here are some questions I posed to Aleksandar Hemon.

The Top 10 Movie Characters That Made A Difference | Gina Telaroli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Movies can do a lot of things, they can entertain us, they can educate us, they can take us somewhere new and now and then they can inspire us - they ...