Daily Archive: February 9, 2011



Note: Burt Likko is writing the first of what we hope will be several reader “sub-blogs” hosted by the League of Ordinary Gentlefolk. For more of his stuff, go here. People are forever asking...


The Glorious Cause

Below, J. L. Wall suggests that Rooster Cogburn’s character arc in True Grit is basically redemptive. I’m interested in an alternative hypothesis: What if Cogburn’s heroism is entirely consistent with his history as a...


More True Grit

The New York Review of Books blog discusses all three versions of True Grit (but mainly the latest) and questions of genre and Rooster’s need and potential for redemption. This bit of trivia, if...