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  • 32 classic books for parents and kids to read together

    Here are book titles suggested by experts with the Great Books Foundation for parents to read with their tweens and teens.

  • Chapter & Verse 'The Mockingbird Next Door,' a portrait of author Harper Lee, garners critical praise

    The story of how journalist Marja Mills came to know the 'To Kill A Mockingbird' writer Lee is being called 'witty' and 'charming.'

  • 15 books with memorable dads for Father's Day

    Check out these 15 books with memorable dads for Father's Day.

  • Harper Lee sues agent. Who owns 'To Kill a Mockingbird' copyright? (+video)

    Harper Lee sues: Calling Atticus Finch! Author Harper Lee is suing her agent over the copyright to her classic novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' She alleges she was tricked into signing away rights to the book, first published in 1960.

  • Amid Trayvon Martin case, Obama hosts screening of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

    On Thursday night, President Obama introduces a screening of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' released 50 years ago. With emotions high over the Trayvon Martin killing, is this a teachable moment on race?

  • 3 noteworthy new young adult books

    In these new young adult books, three plucky female protagonists face considerable odds.

  • The 50 best movies of all time

    From film critics Gail Kinn and Jim Piazza's new book 'The Greatest Movies Ever,' their picks for the 50 greatest films

  • Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & 'To Kill a Mockingbird': movie review

    Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & 'To Kill a Mockingbird': movie review

    ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee remains elusive in this new documentary that delves into her silence.

  • Ideas for a better world in 2011

    Ideas for a better world in 2011

    In many ways, 2010 is a year you may want to relegate to the filing cabinet quickly. It began with a massive earthquake in Haiti and wound down with North Korea once again being an enfant terrible – bizarrely trying to conduct diplomacy through brinkmanship. In between came Toyota recalls and egg scares, pat downs at airports and unyielding unemployment numbers, too little money in the Irish treasury and too many bedbugs in American sheets. Oil gushed from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico for three months, mocking the best intentions of man and technology to stop it, while ash from a volcano in Iceland darkened Europe temporarily as much as its balance sheets. Yet not all was gloomy. The winter Olympics in Canada and the World Cup in South Africa dazzled with their displays of athletic prowess and national pride, becoming hearths around which the world gathered. In Switzerland, the world's largest atom smasher hurled two protons into each other at unfathomable speeds. Then came the year's most poignant moment – the heroic and improbable rescue of 33 miners from the clutches of the Chilean earth. There were many transitions, too – the return of the Republicans in Washington and the Tories in Britain, the scaling back of one war (Iraq) and the escalation of another (Afghanistan), the fall of some powers (Greece) and rise of others (China, Germany, Lady Gaga). To get the new year off to the right start, we decided to ask various thinkers for one idea each to make the world a better place in 2011. We plumbed poets and political figures, physicists and financiers, theologians and novelists. Some of the ideas are provocative, others quixotic. Some you will agree with, others you won't. But in the modest quest to stir a discussion – from academic salons to living rooms to government corridors – we offer these 25 ideas.

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