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Overdrive L.A.

In 2013, as part of Pacific Standard Time, the Getty had an exhibition (and book) called Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future 1940-1990. Exhibition details and images are still up on the Getty website, including this video: Ed Ruscha’s photographs of … Continue reading

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Joan Didion @ Aloud 11/16/11

in conversation with David Ulin @ The ex-Cathedral of St. Vibiana (now just Vibiana) UPDATE 11/18/11: watch (now you can check if I misquoted anything! and I can figure out what my various illegible notes said…) Notes: started with a … Continue reading

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The Last Thing He Wanted

by Joan Didion “I said that while it was true that the telling of a life tended to falsify it, gave it a form it did not intrinsically possess, this was just a fact of writing things down, something we … Continue reading

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by Joan Didion my very quick goodreads review: forgoes any sense of narrative structure to be “meta” / self aware, but only fictionally. I liked the style, but I could definitely understand not liking it–it gets confusing and muddle-ly in … Continue reading

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re-Play It As It Lays

I recently re-watched Play It As It Lays. (I could do with re-reading the novel at some point.) It’s hard to articulate how I feel about it, but, of course, I’ll try. First, there’s the fact of Joan Didion. I … Continue reading

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