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  • Joan Didion writes through 'Blue Nights'

    Joan Didion writes through 'Blue Nights'
    "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...
  • "Footloose" and the Myth of the Necessary Remake

    "Footloose" and the Myth of the Necessary Remake
        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&...
  • Philanthropist gives away more than $331 million with hands-on approach

    Philanthropist gives away more than $331 million with hands-on approach
    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...
  • Maureen Anderman Brilliant In Didion's ' Year Of Magical Thinking'

    Maureen Anderman Brilliant In Didion's  ' Year Of Magical Thinking'
      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...
  • An evening with author Joan Didion at Hartford Stage

    An evening with author Joan Didion at Hartford Stage
    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...
  • History of UCI commune to be displayed

    History of UCI commune to be displayed
    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 ,...
  • Happy 105th birthday, Eva Zeisel

     
    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....
  • Q&A: 'Bored to Death' creator Jonathan Ames

     
    Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO's "Bored to Death," sits down with Los Angeles Times' Television Critic Robert Lloyd for a Q&A....
  • Herzog: I'm pretty sure Jesus wouldn't favor capital punishment

     
    Werner Herzog's new film "Into the Abyss" explores the morality of capital punishment....
  • Joan Didion interviewed by David L. Ulin at ALOUD [video]

     
    A video of Joan Didion's November interview with David L. Ulin....
  • Art review: Julian Wasser at Craig Krull Gallery

     
    Christopher Knight reviews Julian Wasser's photographs of 1960s Los Angeles at Craig Krull Gallery....