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  • Book review: 'Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War'

    Book review: 'Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War'
    Revolution The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War Deb Olin Unferth Henry Holt: 212 pp., $24 In the 1980s, Central America was astir with civil unrest, in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua. While nation-states and their proxies intervened...
  • 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 ,...
  • Beautifully packaged reads

    Beautifully packaged reads
    Abuse, betrayal, addiction and grief form the base for memoirs these days — even beautiful ones like Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking. But Swim: Why We Love the Water, by pioneering TV news correspondent Lynn Sherr, breaks from the...
  • 'The Guardians: An Elegy' by Sarah Manguso

    'The Guardians: An Elegy' by Sarah Manguso
    The Guardians: An Elegy Sarah Manguso Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 128 pp., $20 For more than a year, I've been on a reader's grief patrol. Memoir about a mother dying of cancer? Story of a husband's stroke? Taking care of a declining relative on a...
  • From Punk to Porn: James Wolcott reminds us why the 70s were so loud, weird, smelly and perverse

    From Punk to Porn: James Wolcott reminds us why the 70s were so loud, weird, smelly and perverse
    James Wolcott WSHU Presents “Join the Conversation” with the writer, blogger and cultural critic. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., University Commons, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, sacredheart.edu It takes talent to pivot, the way James...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • "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&...
  • Nonfiction

    Nonfiction
    The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...