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Sexpert Susie Bright: The Novel I Read a Million Jillion Times

Susie Bright | Posted 11.08.2011 | Books
Susie Bright

How did reading get to be such a faster-pussycat-hurry-up activity? We listen to favorite songs over and over without apology or distraction. They make us feel good, no explanation necessary. But with books, there's this myth that it takes a "long time".

True Grit and the Truth about Revenge

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Thane Rosenbaum

The cultural moment where True Grit finds itself as one of America's most popular films is neither surprising nor necessarily of its own making.

Sanitizing Twain -- to the Nth Degree

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Huckleberry Finn is a product of its time. Hate it, debate it, deplore it, ignore it, but don't take it upon yourself to change it to suit your own mores and values.

'True Grit'? True Grace.

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

While many will argue that God's grace is notably absent elsewhere in the "Coeniverse," it is powerfully present in True Grit

True Grit Is Truly Grittier Than the Original

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

As good as the new True Grit is, it still suffers in comparison to the original. Those who have seen the 1969 John Wayne version remember it as an epic western full of grandeur and glory.

The Coen Brothers' True Grit Lacks Substance

Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hunter Stuart

True Grit is a unique, stylish, exciting movie, but there isn't enough substance to provide real insight into the characters.

True Grit: Little Blackie Has it

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ruth Starkman

In the new film True Grit, a reinterpretation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel, and a remake of Henry Hathaway's 1969 film, 14 year-old Mattie Ross goes in search of a man with "true grit."