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Batman: White Knight Addresses the True Meaning of Its Title

<i>SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Batman: White Knight #4 by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth, on sale now.</i><p>The …

City Politics

To Kill a Mockingbird - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

Go Set a Watchman Summary & Analysis (Harper Lee) – Thug Notes

Why 'white saviour' stories are past their use-by date

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in the segregated court room of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', the film based on Harper Lee's novel. <i>Photo: AP</i><p>The passing of …

Literature

Harper Lee: A Reading List

This morning, word came that Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” had died, at the age of eighty-nine. Lee was one of the most important and one of the most mysterious figures in American literary history. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960, became, for many …

We need to talk about an injustice | Bryan Stevenson

What Atticus Finch Taught Me About Feminism

The iconic "To Kill a Mockingbird" character didn’t conform to traditional ideals of masculinity.<p>The first time I ever picked up <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i>, I was six years old and going through my mother's schoolbag. She was getting her Bachelor's degree at a Utah university and raising three young …

Why did Biloxi pull ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from the 8th grade lesson plan?

The Biloxi School District got complaints about the wording in “To Kill A Mockingbird” — an American classic being taught in 8th grade English …

Harper Lee

The removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee was at the center of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that shook the country. Watch a …

To Kill a Mockingbird - Map of Maycomb, Alabama

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view..."

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To Kill a Mockingbird tops vote for 'most life-changing' books by women

To Kill a Mockingbird has topped a list of the most influential books written by women, with Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti describing Harper Lee's 1960 novel as "the book that introduced many of us to our belief in human rights".<p>The selection of 20 titles was voted for by the public after the …

Should It Matter Whether ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Is Young Adult Fiction?

In Marja Mills’ <i>The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee,</i> the reclusive author of American essential <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> opens up about her …

Books

To Kill a Mockingbird: a book that still raises questions about 'good' justice

So many excellent points were raised below my article about morality in To Kill A Mockingbird last week that I can't resist continuing the discussion. Most people agreed that the book is more complicated than its critics may have suggested – and that Harper Lee is neither childish nor simplistic in …

To Kill a Mockingbird: too simple a moral tale?

After last month's encounter with DH Lawrence, it's a relief to come to a book that is as easy to like as it is to admire. Easy, in fact, to love. I fully understand why reading group contributor babytiger might give his son the middle name "Atticus" and why he describes To Kill A Mockingbird as …

'Open the doors and let these books in' - what would a truly diverse reading list look like?

Following student calls for university English literature syllabuses to be ‘decolonised’, Hanif Kureishi, Arundhati Roy, Kamila Shamsie and other authors reflect on the debate and choose essential books by black and minority ethnic writers<p>I once wrote, “I didn’t know I was coloured until I went to …

Martin sees Trudeau's UN speech as 'waking up' the rest of the world

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Indigenous-focused speech to the United Nations on Thursday was Canada “waking up” the rest of the world to …

New post-secondary program puts Inuit youth in touch with their culture

Two years ago, Paasa Lemire moved from her northern Quebec hometown, Kuujjuaq, to Montreal and started attending John Abbott College.<p>She was a …

Canada

Art of the Sentence: Michael Ondaatje

<b>“What began it all was the bright bone of a dream I could hardly hold onto.”</b><p>I want to steal this sentence. I long to make it my own. It lends itself …

Sri Lanka

How CanLit was born

Brave publishers, great books and Canada’s newfound affluence combined to set the scene for the CanLit explosion of the late ’60s<p>It’s not as though …

Literature

Uncovering Canada’s ‘forgotten, neglected and suppressed’ books, from pulp fiction to gothic horror

By Michael MelgaardThe Dusty Bookcase: A Journey Through Canada’s Forgotten, Neglected and Suppressed Writing<br>By Brian Busby<br>Biblioasis<br>368pp; $22.95For …

8,500 people lost in Mediterranean since death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi

Author Khaled Hosseini responds to images of Syrian boy washed ashore by writing short story animated in virtual reality<p>At least 8,500 people have died or disappeared while attempting to cross the Mediterranean since the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed ashore in …

Canadian Literature

The Essential Elements of a Successful Short Story

It’s easier to say what a short story isn’t than what it is. It isn’t an anecdote and it isn’t a section of a novel and it isn’t an essay. (There is a form called the long story but that’s another song.) Though short stories since Chekhov often end ambiguously, they can’t end indefinitely and still …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

Why is child marriage a form of violence against women and girls?

Violence against women and girls is a global problem that affects millions of women every year. In fact, it is estimated that one in three women and …

Brides

10 Nearly Perfect Movies, And What They Teach Us About Storytelling

Maybe there's no such thing as a perfect movie. It's usually enough of a miracle that a movie gets made. But every once in a while, a movie manages …