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April 2, 2012
'American Masters' Where: KOCE When: Margaret Mitchell: 9 p.m.; Harper Lee: 10 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-PG-L (may be unsuitable for young children with an advisory for coarse language)
April 22, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Sundance Channel's "Rectify" is the first and possibly only television show one can imagine Flannery O'Connor blogging about. It isn't just good TV, it's revelatory TV. The genre's biggest potential game changer since AMC debuted the one-two punch of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad. " "Television can do that?" we asked in wonder as Don Draper squinted in cultural allegory over his Scotch on the rocks. Yes it can, and now, thanks to creator Ray McKinnon and the cast of "Rectify," television can also immerse the viewer in a gloriously rich and careful study of how endurance and faith, strength and surrender, fear and serenity balance to form the essential nature of humanity.
October 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
"To Kill a Mockingbird" will once again be on the freshman reading list at Muskogee High School in Oklahoma. The school board voted to reverse a decision removing Harper Lee's 1960 novel from the list. Principal Terry Saul dropped "Mockingbird" after complaints from black students and parents about racial slurs in the text. Assistant Principal Dan Hattaway said a review of the reading list found that "all the books use some language that shouldn't be used in school.
January 17, 2003
The Beverly Hills Community Theater will present free staged readings of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the City Hall council chamber, 455 N. Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills. The readings are part of the city of Beverly Hills' and Los Angeles magazine's "Read-Around Program" featuring Lee's classic novel. The program also includes a free "Martin Luther King Jr.
August 27, 1989 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Anger hangs like a pall over this brooding story of interracial murder in a small Southern town during the '50s. The coldly amoral Paris Trout feels no remorse when he inadvertently shoots a black teen-ager and wounds her guardian, but his trial releases tensions hidden within the social fabric of Cotton Point, Ga.
April 16, 1985 | Associated Press
Shirley MacLaine may be 51, but the actress' physical fitness has earned her a spot on McCall's magazine's list of the 10 best women's bodies in America. MacLaine was the oldest woman on the list. The rest of the top 10 were model Christie Brinkley, actresses Shari Belafonte-Harper, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daryl Hannah, Marilu Henner, Jaclyn Smith and Kathleen Turner, figure skater Peggy Fleming and singer Tina Turner.
July 11, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: MC Malfoy? "Harry Potter" villain Tom Felton wants to launch a rap career. ( The Sun ) Victoria and David Beckham welcome their first baby girl, Harper. ( People ) Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy have a bouncing baby boy. ( Los Angeles Times ) William and Kate sweep Hollywood off its feet at the much-hyped BAFTA shindig. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Friday" singer Rebecca Black will release a new single, "My Moment," on her YouTube channel.
September 26, 1986 | Bob Schwartz
Shel Silverstein's book of nursery rhymes, "A Light in the Attic," is not allowed in some school libraries in Wisconsin because it "encourages children to break dishes so they won't have to dry them." Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" was taken off some school shelves because it "contains profanity and racial slurs; Alice Walker's "The Color Purple," because of its rough language and sexually explicit scenes.
April 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Some rare family photos and a collection of Truman Capote's letters to his favorite aunt in Alabama -- on topics including Harper Lee, Tallulah Bankhead and his longing for down-home butter beans -- are going on permanent display in Monroeville, Ala., where the writer spent some of his boyhood. The collection, while apparently containing no riveting new material on his life and times, is a coup for the town that was spun into memorable works by Capote and Lee, his childhood friend and neighbor.
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