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Sexpert Susie Bright: The Novel I Read a Million Jillion Times
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".
and the Truth about Revenge
Novelist, essayist, and law professor
The cultural moment where
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
Writer, Book Flack
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.
Award-winning religion journalist and author
While many will argue that God's grace is notably absent elsewhere in the "Coeniverse," it is powerfully present in
Is Truly Grittier Than the Original
Jackie K. Cooper
As good as the new
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'
News Editor, The Huffington Post
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
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."
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