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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 journalism when she wrote that in the preface to "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," but she was also, as directly as can be imagined, addressing herself. "My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests. And it always does," she acknowledged earlier in the same paragraph, and it is this clarity, this edge of laser-sharp engagement, that sets her apart. For nearly 50 years now, her work has been defined by what she calls "triangulation," which is a way of explaining how she asserts herself in a piece of writing — to tell a reader where she is.
  • Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

    Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
    Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...

    'The Whistleblower'

    'The Whistleblower'
    Oscar winner Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener") plays an American police officer who finds danger way off her usual beat in this melodrama. She goes to Bosnia as a member of a peacekeeping mission, only to discover a sex-trafficking operation ......

    Memorable Moments, Performances of 2011 Connecticut Theater Scene

    Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011. But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping. So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...

    PASSINGS: Michael Cacoyannis, Linda Christian

    PASSINGS: Michael Cacoyannis, Linda Christian
    Michael Cacoyannis Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek' Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...