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The Rejected Covers Of “Go Set A Watchman”

How do you design the cover of a sequel to a classic novel? As many times as you have to.<p>For a graphic designer, being asked to come up for a cover for Harper Lee’s <i>Go Set A Watchman</i> (available this week) must have been like walking into a minefield.<p>Not only is the novel a long-delayed sequel to the …

What Kind of Leaders Do We Need Now? Elie Wiesel's Answer

It’s always a good time to ask what kind of leadership we need because the world is constantly changing. But the world is not only changing. It’s being dramatically reshaped, making us ask the question not just with more urgency but through a different lens.<p>I met with five students this afternoon …

6 of YA Lit's Best Shakespearean Retellings

How do I love thee, Shakespeare? Let me count the ways. Or not—that’s a post for another day. But one of my favorite things about Shakespeare, …

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William Shakespeare birthday: 50 popular phrases that came from the famous playwright

This St George's Day also marks what would have been the 451th birthday of England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.<p>His plays are still …

William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet roles for banded mongooses: Banded mongooses take extraordinary risks to ensure that they find the right mate

Banded mongooses take extraordinary risks to ensure that they find the right mate<p>Female banded mongooses risk their lives to mate with rivals during …

Is Our Concept of "Well-Read" Elitist?

<i>While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our couches), we’re re-running some of</i> …

The Moon And The Sun

(This article was first published on <b> Ripples</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your …

Rewriting Shakespeare....and His Names - Nameberry - Baby Name Blog

<i>“</i><i>What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” —</i> <i>William Shakespeare</i><p>True story: I have never once wanted to get …

William Shakespeare

The Influence of Shakespeare on everyday English

William Shakespeare lived in the _______ centuries.<p>15th and 16th<p>16th and 17th<p>17th and 18th<p>18th and 19th<p>19th and 20th<p>I don't understand his …

15 Shakespearean Slang Terms We Should Use Today

We could probably keep running blog posts about <b>Shakespeare’s</b> use of words from now until the end of the internet and never run out of new gems to …

Harper Lee Announces Third Novel, ‘My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune’

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Go Set a Watchman: What About Scout?

Jean Louise Finch is a flawed but compelling heroine who attempts to unravel both her father’s appalling views and her own, less obvious, prejudice. She alone makes Harper Lee’s second novel worthwhile reading.<p>Exactly 100 pages into Harper Lee’s <i>Go Set a Watchman</i>, the illusions of Jean Louise Finch …

Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Should Not Have Been Published

<i>This piece is the third in a three-part series we’ll be publishing this week on Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Lee’s new novel, Go Set a</i> …

Reading Harper Lee in the wake of Charleston: Shame, defeat and the real tragedy of “Go Set a Watchman”

<b>Harper Lee (AP/Penny Weaver)</b><p>It shouldn’t be a surprise that our hero Atticus Finch fell — growing up in the South, I became used to it<p>Alex Werrell<p>July 16, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>More than 50 years ago, in the iconic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," Atticus sent Jean Louise Finch scouting for what was …

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – review

If you have never read To Kill A Mockingbird, I would advise you to stop reading this review immediately, and go and buy yourself a copy. Not only is it a beautifully crafted masterpiece, it’s a timeless story where every word makes you <i>feel</i> something. It’s so different a book to describe, because …

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