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  • Janet Fitch's 10 rules for writers

     
    Janet Fitch is the author of "White Oleander" and "Paint it Black," and she teaches writing at USC. It seems like every time I run into her at a reading, she introduces one or two or more of her students......
  • On the big screen: 'Play It as It Lays' [Updated]

     
    Joan Didion is an acknowledged master of nonfiction, from her breakthrough 1968 essay collection "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" to "The Year of Magical Thinking," which won the 2005 National Book Award. Her fiction, however, has always been more...
  • Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino's favorite writers: Joan Didion, David Foster Wallace

     
    L.A.-based Best Coast, the garage-pop project of Bethany Cosentino, has been one of this summer's hottest indie breakouts thanks to Cosentino's bracing guitars and hook-hoisting melodies -- if not her lyrics. "She's not exactly the Randy Newman of the...
  • Tom Wolfe to get lifetime achievement award

     
    Time for Tom Wolfe to get his white suit dry-cleaned again, as the author will receive the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, it was announced Wednesday. The medal, which is the foundation's...
  • 12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

     
    If you want to write a novel in 30 days, don't let anyone stop you. Not even Salon's Laura Miller. Miller, who I usually find thoughtful and sweet, has written an anti-NaNoWriMo column -- "Better yet, DON'T write that novel"......
  • What is the West? From sunsets to gangbangers to 'no idea,' 1,000 takes in new Doug Aitken book

     
    In trying to stage a gala for the Museum of Contemporary Art that does not feel staged -- or even much like a gala -- Doug Aitken has also created a book for the event that is not simply, and......
  • Joan Didion: memoir yes, blogs not so much

     
    One of the things New Yorkers have that Angelenos don't is, apparently, the chance to rub shoulders with the author Joan Didion. Although some of Didion's signature work -- the collection "The White Album" and parts of "Slouching Toward Bethlehem"......
  • Weekend Agenda: Frank Perry double feature, NextAid Sound Effect, 'Take Flight' release party

     
    Friday 12.10: Frank Perry Double Feature @ Egyptian Theater Indulge in some classic Hollywood cinema before you head out this weekend at this showing of two of director Frank Perry's edgy psychological classics. First, “Play It as It Lays,” based...
  • Michelle Williams has yet to find meaning in Heath Ledger's death

     
    Michelle Williams speaks about the death of Heath Ledger, the father of her child Matilda. Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger separated in 2007, and he died of a drug overdose in 2008....
  • This Recording's marvelous writers series

     
    A blog series on writers from This Recording is a must-read....
  • Joan Didion breaks collarbone in fall

     
    Joan Didion, who broke her collarbone in a fall, has canceled a spring appearance in Minnesota....