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monty-heying's picture
Jul.14.2013
The media coverage seems to indicate that legal analysts see this case as a miscarriage of justice with the potential for massive civil unrest. The Rodney King case proved how fear and outrage over injustice can erupt when an entire class of people living on the wrong side of a social margin have...
chris-bohjalian's picture
May.12.2013
If you are a little boy and want to test your mother’s love, color in the leaves on the dust jacket of her first edition of Harper Lee’s novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Or draw the Starship Enterprise and a Klingon battle cruiser in the sky on her first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man...
stephen-evans's picture
Apr.25.2013
Creative Nonfiction Magazine is out with issue 48, whose theme is Southern Sin. Here is my (slightly re-re-edited) submission, which was possibly too venial.   To Watch a Mockingbird  Harper Lee tells us that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. But is it a sin that I like the film version...
earl-merkel's picture
Mar.24.2013
Harper Lee meets Lee Child... Lee is the tall one. Which Lee, you'll have to figure out yourself. NOTE:  To call "dibs" on "To Mock A Killing Bird" for your own next-book title, squint at the credits at bottom-left and contact the cartoonist. — Earl Merkel Visit us at: www.earlmerkel.com "...
monty-heying's picture
Jan.10.2013
Why do some stories endure from generation to generation?  It may be useful to compare The Catcher in the Rye and four other books that have sold well over time: Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jonathan Livingston Seagull and The Outsiders. ...
sarah-byrd's picture
Dec.10.2012
In high school I lived in fear of having to read, To Kill a Mockingbird. I really don’t know how I got around it, but I would guess cliff notes saved me. I wasn’t into literary fiction in my teenage years. The books I read were more historical fiction and love stories.   After all these years...
manny-pacheco's picture
Aug.20.2012
William Windom was an intelligent award-winning actor with the folksy attributes of a Will Rogers. His performances were quite understated in a way that Spencer Tracy and Paul Scofield crafted in their screen roles. Windom had a simple movie career with parts in To Kill a...
monty-heying's picture
Aug.18.2012
A compassionate, intelligent, perceptive white woman who had never before written a novel captured a white glimpse into a small but representative segment of black culture in a way that lit fires in the minds of millions of readers and boosted a movement already in motion.  If a black writer...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.15.2012
When the heart is heavy, and the mind is full, I head to the kitchen.~me Food has always spoken the language of love and family.  Throughout the ages,  it is what we share across all cultures- the ritual of cooking and eating together. In good times we celebrate with food. In bad...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.08.2012
I got a rare treat today. I was able to watch the movie classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the big screen at our local movie palace. Every Sunday from mid-June through August, The Florida Theatre shows a series of classic movies. Over the past few years I've seen, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Wait Until...