| Oct 30, 2011
"Writers," Joan Didion observed in 1968, "are always selling somebody out." It's one of those classic Didion statements, epigrammatic yet personal, a line that unpacks itself the more we consider what it implies. Didion may have been referring to...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:21 PM
A little over a month after the October 14 release of Footloose, consensus has settled in: Craig Brewer’s remake doesn’t cut it. What little praise has been allocated to the film has been faint, and most of it directed to Miles Teller&...
| Apr 9, 2012
Ann Lurie isn't very good at being merely a name etched in granite.
Take the coming fundraising gala to celebrate the completion of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a 1.25 million-square-foot facility in Streeterville with...
| Jun 26, 2012
The show: Joan Didion's “The Year of Magical Thinking,” a solo show based on her memoir, at the Westport Country Playhouse
First impressions: Starting with Alexander Dodge's Zen-like set, you know you are in for an experience of...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:05 AM
It's widely known that writer Joan Didion's late husband, John Gregory Dunne, was raised in the Hartford area; she chronicled her grief at his passing in The Year of Magical Thinking, which won the National Book Award. More recently, Didion penned Blue...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:44 PM
UC Irvine — The year was 1968. The Age of Aquarius was in full swing. The Tet offensive was pushing forward. And, Joan Didion's "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" was published.
It was amid this period of cultural and political upheaval that UCI ,...
| Nov 13, 2011
Noted ceramicist Eva Zeisel turns 105 years old today; the literary journal A Public Space recently published her memoirs of imprisonment in Russia under Stalin....
| Nov 14, 2011
Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO's "Bored to Death," sits down with Los Angeles Times' Television Critic Robert Lloyd for a Q&A....
| Nov 15, 2011
Werner Herzog's new film "Into the Abyss" explores the morality of capital punishment....
| Nov 24, 2011
A video of Joan Didion's November interview with David L. Ulin....
| Dec 22, 2011
Christopher Knight reviews Julian Wasser's photographs of 1960s Los Angeles at Craig Krull Gallery....