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  • 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.

  • Culture Cafe Herman Melville book 'Moby-Dick' on screen stretches from Gregory Peck to 'Futurama'

    The Herman Melville book 'Moby-Dick' has been parodied on TV and several directors have tried to capture the classic novel on film, though no movie version has quite attained classic status.

  • Carlos Fuentes: 5 best novels

    Throughout his decades-long literary career, Carlos Fuentes produced more than 20 books. Here are five of his best.

  • 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?

  • Top Picks: 'Agent 6,' alien diplomacy, and more

    Gillian Anderson plays a tragic bride in a new 'Great Expectations,' 'American Masters' explores the lives of authors Harper Lee and Margaret Mitchell, master spy George Smiley is brought to life by actor Gary Oldman, and more top picks.

  • 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

  • Top Picks: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Blu-ray, Michael Feinstein's musical journey, and more

    Lena Dunham's film 'Tiny Furniture' is a lively movie with sharp dialogue, PBS examines a little-known civil rights activist, film critics rank a list of the greatest movies ever, and more top picks.

  • 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.

  • Reader recommendation: Scout, Atticus & Boo

    Reader recommendation: Scout, Atticus & Boo

    Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.