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Joan Didion

  1. stop the presses
    Would Joan Didion Have Liked her Memorial Service Much?As those who would claim her legacy convene, she’d likely just roll her eyes.
  2. appreciation
    Joan Didion’s Greatest Two-Word SentenceThe power of an ice-cold, unflinching gaze.
  3. gossipmonger
    Susan Sarandon Will Not Do the Time Warp AgainAnd more celebrity doings and undoings, in our daily gossip roundup.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.”