One of the goals of this series is to occasionally look at characters from an unexpected angle. Thomas Siegman's essay on Gilligan is a wonderful example. Love his "inner Gilligan" theory!
Another example will air this Monday on All Things Considered. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates examines Margaret Mitchell's feisty heroine Scarlett O'Hara from various African-American perspectives.
I don't want to give away too much, so let's just say that Karen's conditional love for Scarlett is eye-opening. Karen will be our guest blogger on Monday. I know that Scarlett has already inspired some conversation on the blog -- so fan or foe, I hope you'll weigh in on Monday, when Karen has her say about the sassy southern belle.