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Joan Didion

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  • Your favorite L.A. book runoff: Last chance to vote

     
    There's still time to vote in the runoff for your favorite Los Angeles books....
  • Edward Albee wins MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement

     
    Prestigious MacDowell Medal awarded to Edward Albee...
  • Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins, Stew and global warming concert to highlight UCLA Live season

     
    UCLA Live 2011-12 season highlights include Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins and concert on global warming...
  • Summer reading: The big list

     
    Choice summer reads selected by the book editors at the L.A. Times...
  • Reading L.A.: David Brodsly's 'L.A. Freeway'

     
    As far as polarizing subjects in Los Angeles go, freeways have long ranked near the top, perhaps trailing only Shaq-Kobe and the question of where the Eastside really begins. Most of us love to complain about our freeways -- about......
  • Filmmakers behind George Plimpton documentary seek final funds in Kickstarter campaign

     
    A documentary about writer/editor George Plimpton, founder of the Paris Review and first-generation immersive journalist, is raising funds on Kickstarter....
  • Marcia & Lorenzo are real cool geezers

    Marcia  &   Lorenzo are real cool geezers
    WHEN was the last time you heard anyone get excited about a new film critic? That was my reaction when "Michael Clayton" director Tony Gilroy began raving to me about the review he'd seen on YouTube. "It was terrific," he said. "I sent it to George...
  • 'Losing Mum and Pup' by Christopher Buckley

    'Losing Mum and Pup' by Christopher Buckley
    Some years ago, when they still lived in Malibu, the late John Gregory Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, entertained a prominent magazine journalist and author at dinner. It was December and, afterward, they invited their guest to accompany them to their...
  • 'Inherent Vice' by Thomas Pynchon

    'Inherent Vice' by Thomas Pynchon
    "Inherent Vice" is Thomas Pynchon doing Raymond Chandler through a Jim Rockford looking glass, starring Cheech Marin (or maybe Tommy Chong). What could easily be mistaken as a paean to 1960s Southern California is also a sly herald of that era's end....
  • 'Nothing Was the Same' by Kay Redfield Jamison

    'Nothing Was the Same' by Kay Redfield Jamison
    In the prologue to "Nothing Was the Same," Kay Redfield Jamison writes, "It has been said that grief is a kind of madness. I disagree. There is a sanity to grief, in its just proportion of emotion to cause, that madness does not have." Jamison should...
  • 'Important Artifacts and Personal Property . . .' by Leanne Shapton

    Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry Leanne Shapton Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 129 pp., $18 paper In a 1979 New York Review...