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Joan Didion

  1. interview
    ‘Argument Can Actually Be Joyful’: Women, Critics, and What It Means to Be SharpA new book looks back on the careers of Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Nora Ephron, and more.
  2. Michelle Dean’s Sharp Tells the Origin Stories of 10 Essential Female CriticsAcross these portraits it’s possible to trace currents in American literary history as it unfolded between World War I and now.
  3. Greta Gerwig’s 10 Favorite BooksGeorge Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and more.
  4. dream kitchens
    Harrison Ford Once Worked As a Carpenter for Joan DidionJust Harrison Ford building a deck for Joan Didion on the shores of Southern California.
  5. q&a
    Go Inside Joan Didion’s Family Life in This New DocThe Cut spoke with Didion’s nephew Griffin Dunne about his aunt’s work, her health, and her new dog, Ellie.
  6. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Is a Chronicle of an Era-Defining VoiceThe emotional late-career tribute arrives on Netflix October 27.
  7. movies
    Watch the Trailer for the Joan Didion Netflix DocumentaryJoan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold premieres on October 27.
  8. documentaries
    The Long-Awaited Joan Didion Documentary Is Finally Coming to NetflixMade by Didion’s nephew Griffin Dunne.
  9. far and wide
    25 Famous Women on the Pleasures of TravelingChrissy Teigen, Martha Stewart, Joan Didion, and more share their fondest memories.
  10. advice
    25 Famous Women on How to Be ProductiveShonda Rhimes, Joan Didion, Yayoi Kusama, and more on productivity and the benefits of procrastination.
  11. books
    The Power of an Imperfect DidionWe’re so used to her precision and privilege.
  12. books
    When Joan Didion Visited the South in 1970Failure is part of the origin myth of New Journalism.
  13. love and war
    25 Famous Women on CryingFrom Tina Fey to Condoleezza Rice.
  14. the good kind of homework
    The Queens of Nonfiction: 56 Women Journalists Everyone Should ReadFew of us fare any better than Gay Talese in recognizing great women writers.
  15. writers
    25 Famous Women on Writing Their Own StoriesThe power (and challenges) of self-reflection.
  16. Toward a Unified Theory of Joan DidionThere’s nothing to be ashamed of in loving Joan Didion, whether you’re a 20-something woman who’d wear Céline if she could afford it or a Gen X man in corduroys.
  17. style icons
    Joan Didion: She Loves a Good Hair ClipAn unsung style legacy.
  18. vulture lists
    The 13 Best Parts of the New Joan Didion Biography, The Last Love SongNever go to a party with Warren Beatty, among other things.
  19. modest proposals
    The Art of Being UnderestimatedWhat if we could be using stereotypes in our favor?
  20. wellness theories
    Linda Rodin Shares Her Wellness Secrets“I do like to drink wine.”
  21. mallrats
    Let’s Keep Abandoned Malls Around for Their Literary MeritIf they’re repurposed, how can they be a metaphor for America?
  22. Cooking
    Joan Didion’s Crème Caramel Recipe Is As Charming As She IsShe also likes borscht, deviled crab, and artichokes au gratin.
  23. icons
    Why Loving Joan Didion Is a TrapAs shown by the frenzy over her Céline ads.
  24. saint joan
    See the 1989 Gap Ad Starring Joan Didion Céline wasn’t her first rodeo. 
  25. saint joan
    Didion Has No Idea People Are Freaking Out About Her Céline AdAlso wants to know how you got this number.
  26. casting coup
    Céline Casts Didion, Women’s Brains ExplodeCome on.
  27. books
    The Joan Didion Documentary Kickstarter Raised $80K in One Day [Updated]We give money to Kickstarters in order to live.
  28. fan clubs
    The Trailer for the First Ever Joan Didion Documentary Is Here!How many times can we watch this in a day?
  29. stunna shades
    The 50 Most Iconic Sunglasses of All TimeLolita’s heart-shaped glasses, Kanye’s shutter shades, and so much more. 
  30. old hollywood
    Iconic, Intimate Shots of Hollywood’s Heyday Joan Didion’s Corvette, Barbra Streisand’s sheer pantsuit, and so much more.
  31. girl crushes
    Happy Birthday, Joan Didion!The ur-literary girl crush is 79 today.
  32. Why I’m Glad I Quit New York at Age 24Although I still spent Saturday night singing “New York, New York” at karaoke.
  33. casting couch
    Allison Janney Joins Joan Didion AdaptationShe will star opposite Christina Hendricks in A Book of Common Prayer.
  34. casting couch
    Christina Hendricks Cast in A Book of Common Prayer MovieJoan + Joan Didion.
  35. movies
    Joan Didion and Todd Field Are Co-writing a ScreenplayThey’re partnering up for a political thriller.
  36. Joan Didion’s 1979 Woody Allen TakedownHere’s a 1979 essay by Joan Didion from the New York Review of Books in which she takes aim at Woody Allen’s then-recent “serious” movies: […]
  37. books
    Joan Didion’s Next Book Will Be a Memoir on Aging’Blue Nights’ will be out in 2011.
  38. gossipmonger
    Susan Sarandon Will Not Do the Time Warp AgainAnd more celebrity doings and undoings, in our daily gossip roundup.
  39. awesome
    Laura Linney and Joan Didion Team Up for HBO MovieHBO finally does something exciting!
  40. kudos
    Denis Johnson Wins the National Book Award That Everyone Expected Him ToThe National Book Awards were last night at the Marriot Marquis, as pretty much everyone predicted, Denis Johnson took home the prize for fiction for his Vietnam War novel Tree of Smoke.
  41. the industry
    The Police Kick Off Tour; Tickets to This Post Sold Out in Fourteen Minutes
  42. intel
    The Year of Nappy-Headed Thinking Okay, so maybe it’s just because we walked past an anti-Imus protest in Rockefeller Center last night on the way to see Didion’s play on Broadway, and maybe it’s entirely in our own heads, but is anyone else getting a bit of a separated-at-birth thing here? (Yes, we know: We’re terrible people.)
  43. party lines
    The Night of Magical Thinking It’s probably for the best that we weren’t welcome at the after-party last night for The Year of Magical Thinking opening. After a 95-minute monologue about grief, death, and more grief, who’s in the mood for cocktails and schmoozing? The small, pre-curtain reception at Sardi’s was enough, with its parade of Serious Actresses (and a few others) bowing before the equally legendary Vanessa Redgrave, who stars, and Joan Didion, who adapted the play from her book: Stockard Channing, Marian Seldes, Christine Baranski, Claire Danes, Michael Cunningham. “I wore waterproof mascara,” said Danes, who admitted she owns but hasn’t read the book. “I’m taking a few of these cocktails napkins with me,” echoed Channing. “But I think we’ll all be okay.”