On the Shelf
Harper Lee Versus the Museum, and Other News
September 23, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Fresh on the heels of her recent settlement, eighty-seven-year-old Harper Lee is now at loggerheads with the Monroe County Heritage Museum in her hometown of Monroeville. The small museum is largely devoted to To Kill a Mockingbird; Lee is seeking a trademark for the words when used on clothing and souvenirs. The museum, for its part, contends that these sales are vital to its continued operation.
“The only thing I ever walked out of was Dr. Doolittle with Eddie Murphy … It’s remarkable what I’ll sit through—it really is.” David Sedaris talks movies.
“Few writers in any genre, fiction or nonfiction, have described the workings of white-collar crime with such clarity and precision.” An appreciation of John D. MacDonald.
Speaking of: Gerald Kersh, “a prolific, strange, and compelling writer who avoided any taint of respectability.”
Just in time for Banned Books Week, North Carolina County has voted to ban Invisible Man.