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Reason Weekly Contest: A Famous Novel Needs a Sequel Title

Last week's winners revealed.


To Kill a Mockingbird

Welcome back to the Reason Weekly Contest! This week's question is:

Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's newly published sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird has shocked America by painting beloved protagonist Atticus Finch as a bitter racist. Please come up with the title of another shocking sequel to a classic novel.

How to enter: Submissions should be e-mailed to contest@reason.com. Please include your name, city, and state. This week, kindly type "SEQUEL" in the subject line. Entries are due by 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, Aug. 3. Winners will appear Friday, Aug. 7, right here at Reason.com.

In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. First prize is a one-year digital subscription to Reason magazine, plus bragging rights. While we appreciate kibbitzing in the comments below, you must email your answer to enter the contest. Feel free to enter more than once, and good luck!

And now for the results of last week's contest: After it ran a story about an otherwise obscure publishing exec's supposed sexual exploits, Gawker was roundly criticized and ended up pulling the post. We asked you to come up with a headline we could expect to see on a newly contrite, non-offensive Gawker.


While You Read This Story, We'll Hug This Puppy! — Mike Bledsoe, Kansas City, MO


White Heterosexual Male Does Positive Thing for Community — Sean, Sterling, VA


Ask Us About Our Discounted Advertising Rates! —  Joe Leibrandt, Costa Mesa, CA



Beloved Cat Mr. Meow-Meow Woos Crowd at Neutral Holiday Celebration — James Van Damme, Plano, TX

George W Bush No Longer the Cause of All the World's Problems — David, Dunedin, Fl

Kittens Are Nice. Unless You Disagree. Please Don't Sue Us. — Liam Smith, Davenport, IA

One Weird Trick for Rehabilitating the Tattered Remnants of Your Journalistic Reputation! — Bob Woolley, Asheville, NC