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Christopher Hitchens, the author and Vanity Fair essayist, has died at age 62. Erik Wemple's blog in the Washington Post strings together some memorable tributes to Hitchens, whose writing talents were equalled by his ability to drink others under the...
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 ,...
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Liz Smith"TOURISM DESTROYS the object it loves," said travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. My friends who were in London over the last few weeks complained by email that it rained on them for 11 straight days. But now they are back in New York at the height of the...
The Hartford CourantThe 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...
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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...
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Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's office released a mildly amusing list of 53 suggestions for surviving "Carmageddon," one for every hour the 405 will be closed this weekend between the 10 and the 101. In the hope that you'll stay off the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYou're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
Tribune staff reporterAnn 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...
Jacket CopySimon & Schuster will publish a memoir by Carol Burnett of her relationship with her daughter, who died of cancer in 2002....
Tribune NewspapersThe 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...
The death of popular artist Thomas Kinkade is certain to ignite controversy regarding the painter’s legacy. Known for his renderings of luminous landscapes and street scenes, often captured at twilight, the so-called painter of light, a Christian...
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