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said. For fans, the mischievous Lyra is one of fiction's great child characters, up there with Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Scout Finch from Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." Pullman calls her "this awkward, difficult, prying
AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man named Huckleberry Finn followed a woman into her home and sexually assaulted ..... fictional protagonist in Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ." Police say Finn assaulted the woman Saturday
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Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is likely to avoid the death penalty, could entirely avoid a trial and in the hands of the right lawyer might win a modicum of mercy. Meanwhile the mother of Dzhokhar was arrested last year after allegedly shoplifting over $1600 in clothes from a Lord and Taylor. Will the mother ever be charged?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry found himself playing defense again today, this time facing a new round of criticism stemming from a Washington Post report on his family’s lease on hunting grounds, which once was known by a racist name that is derogatory towards blacks. According to the Washington Post, Perry and his father held leases on a property in West Texas that was once called “N*****head.” The camp was called by that name for years before Perry and his father partook in the lease. Howie felt this was just a smear tactic.
NewSouth Books, a publisher based in Montgomery, Ala., announced plans to release an omnibus edition of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn " and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" with a couple of offensive words removed. Most prominent, of course, is the "N" word which appears 219 times in " Huckleberry Finn " and has been the source of repeated efforts to ban or restrict the novel since it was published 125 years ago. In this new edition, the word in question has been replaced by "slave." Howie was insulted by this revision and wanted to know if the callers thought this was a good idea....