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The New York Times | AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN and HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of...

Obama Accepts Unreleased Jonathan Franzen Novel From Bookseller

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Little did President Obama know that by accepting an early copy of "Freedom," the new Jonathan Franzen novel, he would set off a small panic in the pu...

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.

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Anniversary: On Its 50th Birthday, Why Is 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Being Attacked? (VIDEO)

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."

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...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Anniversary: Anna Quindlen On The Greatness Of Scout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

By Anna Quindlen From the new book "Scout, Atticus, and Boo," edited by Mary McDonagh Murphy (HarperCollins, 2010) I took "To Kill a Mockingbird" ou...

The 5 Most Reclusive Authors Of The 20th Century: In Defense Of Privacy

Flavorwire | Caroline Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an age where widespread self promotion (and in many cases, oversharing) is just 140 characters away, the idea of a reclusive author seems both coun...

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

Salon.com | 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 ...

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...

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...

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.