What's Wrong With To Kill A Mockingbird?

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's masterpiece of children's literature, it appears some critics are itching to provide a corrective to all the millions-sold adulation. What's the matter with liking To Kill A Mockingbird? Well. » 6/24/10 4:00pm 6/24/10 4:00pm

Atticus! Atticus!

"Boo Radley is a hero. Bob Ewell is a racist and a rapist [...] And yet Gladwell thinks the reason that Atticus has a different "standard" for each man is that Radley has more money!" — Isaac Chotiner [TNR] » 8/05/09 10:40am 8/05/09 10:40am

Was Harper Lee's Atticus Finch A Classist?

The 50th anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird is coming up in 2010, leading some to question whether Atticus Finch is really the champion of equality Harper Lee makes him out to be. Malcolm Gladwell takes the case. » 8/03/09 4:00pm 8/03/09 4:00pm