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The Autumn of Joan Didion

Didion’s genius is that she understands what it is to be a girl on the cusp of womanhood, in that fragile, fleeting, emotional time that she explored in a way no one else ever has. Didion is, depending on the reader’s point of view, either an extraordinarily introspective or an extraordinarily narcissistic writer. As such, she is very much like her readers themselves.
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Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough

The uneasy dance of the architecture critic, the big-name architect, the towering new building, and the city beneath it.