Recommended Reading: William Kent Krueger's Ordinary Grace

I had the privilege of hearing William Kent Krueger present at the Midwest Writer’s Workshop about a month ago.  He talked about building suspense as a writer and used as his main example Harper Lee’s… 495 more words

Recommended Reading

Race, Ferguson, and the Movies

Hollywood used to love making movies about brave independent thinkers standing up against the mindless passions of the mob. Dipping into a rich tradition of American literature and drama they came up with such motion pictures as “The Ox Bow Incident,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Twelve Angry Men,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Bad Day at Black Rock,” “The Crucible,” all those “Billy Jack” flicks, and several others that we’ll later kick ourselves for failing to mention. 948 more words

Politics

HISTORIC THEATRES: REGENT’S PARK OPEN-AIR THEATRE

The Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre began as a makeshift theatre for a 1932 production of Twelfth Night, which was transferred there after being brought in as a replacement play for the New Theatre (now the Noel Coward Theatre) after the early closing of a play by the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini. 159 more words

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Camping Supplies and Lane Cake, Two Things Alabama Is Known For

So, Alabama has become known for so wacky things, and in two latest stories found on the internet.  You will learn why people in Alabama love their camping supplies and their Lane Cake.   422 more words

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To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

(Arrow Books, 2010)

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a story which focuses on discrimination and inequality in the American South in the 1930s and offers imaginative adventures and wonderful insights into this period and demonstrates the hypocrisy of race induced prejudice. 1,202 more words

Chapter Twenty One

Characterization of Atticus
> Cal comes w/ letter from AA, children are missing
> Mr. Underwood explains where they are
> Atticus lets them stay to hear the verdict… 90 more words

To Kill A Mockingbird