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Hammer Museum Presents ‘Joan Didion: What She Means’

The Hammer Museum at UCLA will be shining a spotlight and asking visitors to deeply reflect on one of the country’s most acclaimed authors and thinkers in its new exhibition “Joan Didion: What She Means.”. The exhibition, which will open Oct. 11 and run through Jan. 22, 2023,...
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Hammer Museum Presents ‘Joan Didion: What She Means’

The Hammer Museum at UCLA will be shining a spotlight and asking visitors to deeply reflect on one of the country’s most acclaimed authors and thinkers in its new exhibition “Joan Didion: What She Means.”. The exhibition, which will open Oct. 11 and run through Jan. 22, 2023,...
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Hammer Museum presents ‘Joan Didion: What She Means’

The Hammer Museum at UCLA will be shining a spotlight and asking visitors to deeply reflect on one of the country’s most acclaimed authors and thinkers in its new exhibition “Joan Didion: What She Means.”. The exhibition, which will open Oct. 11 and run through Jan. 22, 2023,...
LOS ANGELES, CA

Janet Malcolm: The Last Interview; Joan Didion: The Last Interview review – crafty to the end

Writing, as Janet Malcolm once declared, ought to be an “invisible, odourless calling”. Now, however, publicists and marketers push artists to be visible, voluble and, if possible, sweet-smelling. Hence the anthologies of chat in the Last Interview series, which extend from the self-elucidation of sages such as Jacques Derrida and Hannah Arendt to the bizarre dicta of Prince and the befogged ramblings of Billie Holiday, one of whose interviews is conducted by the cops after a drug bust.
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Sculpture built in Sacramento to memorialize Joan Didion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A sculpture has been crafted to memorialize Sacramento author Joan Didion's life. The sculpture will be called the Sacramento Room Joan Didion Sculpture, and later, will be presented to the Sacramento Central Library, according to the Sacramento Historical Society. Although in the design phase, nationally renowned...
SACRAMENTO, CA
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Celebrating 20 Years of Santa Monica Reads: Where I Was From by Joan Didion

Santa Monica Public Library invites the community to celebrate 20 years of community reading, June 4 - August 6,2022, with Joan Didion’s Where I Was From. Since 2002 we have been coming together as a community to share a book, discuss it, and hear from experts, often including the author. This year’s choice is Where I Was From, by the great California writer Joan Didion, who passed in December 2021. Published in 2003, Where I Was From uses Didion's family history to bring together material from essays exploring the history and meaning of California. Topics range from the Donner Party and the role of the railroads in the development of the state, to the post-WWII aerospace boom and its role in the growth of suburbia.
SANTA MONICA, CA
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In a Time of Loss and Grief, GableStage Brings Joan Didion's Year of Magical Thinking to Life

Celebrated writers Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne were married for four decades, partners in life and sometimes in their work. They were, as she said to her nephew Griffin Dunne in the 2017 Netflix documentary The Center Will Not Hold, each other’s first reader. If one wrote the first draft of a screenplay, the other would function as a kind of “super editor” (Didion’s term), changing and rewriting until it was nearly impossible to tell who'd done what.
MIAMI, FL
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Losing Joan Didion

Writer Joan Didion, who graduated from Berkeley in 1956, died on December 23, 2021, at age 87. She will be remembered as one of the most distinctive voices not only of her generation but in all of American letters. An accomplished novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist, Didion made her name primarily...
BERKELEY, CA
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Read a Book Today: The Oscars made me think of Joan Didion

I originally planned on writing this column about how I frequently go down rabbitholes when watching YouTube videos and how you can find yourself that way in novels as well. You know, how a viewing of the deleted scene of “Green Green Dress” from “tick, tick … BOOM!” (2021) quickly turned into funny videos of “high school musical 3 being the best one” to “camp rock on crack” to “aquamarine is bae.” But maybe that would have been too much of an exposure of my chaotic YouTube watch history and really, the structure of the column changed a lot on Sunday night. So, as Joan Rivers said: “Can we talk?”
LAKEWOOD, CA
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Faribault AAUW tribute to Women in History: Joan Didion

Joan Didion’s writing career began after she won an essay contest sponsored by Vogue magazine in 1955. This was during her senior year of college at the University of California, Berkeley. She was an English major. As a result of winning this contest she was hired by Vogue as a research assistant. She worked at Vogue in New York City for seven years working her way up to associate feature writer. Her career had taken off as her magazine essays captured the spirit and mood of the 1960s and 1970s.
FARIBAULT, MN
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How Joan Didion influenced writers of all identities

Immediately after Joan Didion’s recent death came the critiques and remembrances by other writers. It didn’t take long for me to notice that nearly all the writers given space and ink to sum up her legacy were, like Didion herself, white. This brought to mind a passage from...
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