14 Jul 2015 01:59 AM EST
Harper Lee's attorney has provided her fullest accounting yet of how she came upon the manuscript for "Go Set a Watchman," which comes out Tuesday. She is also raising the possibility of a third book by the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," a suggestion challenged by a leading biographer. In an op-ed piece posted late Sunday on the Wall Street Journal's web site, Tonja Carter wrote that last summer she was at a gathering of Lee's friends and family members when "talk turned" to a possible second novel by the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird." According to Carter, it was the first time she had heard of the book's existence. She then searched in a safe deposit box that contained some of Lee's papers and found "Watchman" underneath "a significant number of pages of another typed text."
- by Jorge Vargas, Editor Anyone reading the papers these days has seen that Greece is having problems. Epic problems. Problems of the magnitude of the Latin American credit crises. Maybe even bigger, because the Latin American countries had the ability control their own currencies and deflate prices. Greece does not have this ability. What does... Read more
US Military Budget Cuts? Not Enough
- by Jorge Vargas, Editor The United States military is facing cuts. The army will cut its troop number down to 450,000 froom 490,000 over the next two years. The budget cuts mostly owe themselves to a congressional impasse that's bringing about sequestration for the military. Downsizing the army while the U.S. is at "war" with ISIS, while also... Read more
Caitlyn Jenner to Write Weekly Editorials on LGBT Issues
Caitlyn Jenner will be writing weekly online editorials about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and issues. Jenner's spokesman, Alan Nierob, said Monday that the editorials on the celebrity content website WhoSay are part of Jenner's effort to explore matters of concern to the LGBT community. This month, the former Bruce Jenner will be featured... Read more
Is it Time to Reform the Supreme Court?
- by Jorge Vargas, Editor A lot of people are very excited about the Supreme Court's decision to approve gay marriage across the United States. A lot of people are not. Among that second group? Four Supreme Court justices, including Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote a scathing and arguably incomprehensible dissent against his colleagues' majority... Read more
'Touch Me!' Says an HIV-positive Man
An HIV-positive Finnish man wants to challenge people with a simple request — reaching out and touching him.For a social experiment, a man named Janne stands in a busy square with a sign on either side of him reading "I am HIV-positive — touch me!" While some walk away in disapproval or simply choose not to go up to Janne, others go up to him and give... Read more
Netflix kicked off the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Tuesday by handing out a renewal for animated comedy BoJack Horseman and set premiere dates for series including Longmire...More
Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore is returning to familiar territory with the U.S. government and its war machine with Where to Invade Next, his secret movie project to debut at the Toronto...More