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  • Joan Didion breaks collarbone in fall

    Joan Didion, who broke her collarbone in a fall, has canceled a spring appearance in Minnesota....
  • Joan Didion's 'Where I Was From'

    Joan Didion's 'Where I Was From'
    There are two kinds of Californians: those lucky enough to be born here, and those smart enough to move here. I expect I like saying this, in part, because I am of the latter group. Joan Didion, "child of the crossing story," is of the former, a rooted...
  • 'Where I Was From' by Joan Didion

    Twelve miles east of Fresno, in the southern San Joaquin Valley, is a road-widening project that signifies loss. Where two lanes once ran north and south, a four-lane artery will soon ease congestion between new housing tracts outside of Clovis. Dust...
  • 'The Year of Magical Thinking' by Joan Didion

    'The Year of Magical Thinking' by Joan Didion
    The back cover of "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," Joan Didion's first collection of essays and the book that established her as one of a handful of major contemporary writers, advises that her pieces "all reflect, in one way or another, the notion that...
  • Joan Didion Re-Enters Her Life

    Joan Didion Re-Enters Her Life
    Distinguished American writer Joan Didion has always seemed delicate, but now she looks frail. Her shoulders are thin and stooped as she speaks haltingly about the loss of her daughter a few weeks ago, as she was still grappling with the sudden death of...
  • This town is rated noir

    NOIR is the indigenous Los Angeles form: It was created here, it grew up here and from here it spread, not only as a genre but as a way of looking at life, character and fate. As a framing lens, it's now so powerful that it seems not only to be a strategy...