May We Live in Interesting Times

Aug 12, 2019

By Judith Freeman: INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS and biennales — once infrequent occasions in the global art world — have now become so common there are over 300 taking place in different parts of the globe. In the same week that a new record of almost one hundred million dollars was set for a work of…

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“Once I started, my curiosity has never ceased.”  Tina Barney, Photographer

Dec 29, 2017

Photographing a life Tina Barney to discuss photography career at Community Library Andy Kerstetter  Dec 27, 2017       Photographer Tina Barney is known for her large-scale, color portraits of her family and close friends, many of whom are well-to-do inhabitants of New York and New England. “Once I started, my curiosity has never…

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The Strange Promise of a Genuine Squirrel Coat

Mar 27, 2017

By Judith Freeman / Published March 25, 2017 – Los Angeles Review of Books I ONCE OWNED a dress I loved so much that every time I wore it, I felt like an actress in a French New Wave film. The dress was red, a perfect Titian red, with a close fitting bodice and full skirt,…

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L.A.’s Rampart District Gave Me the Life I Wanted to Lead

Feb 29, 2016

Novelist Judith Freeman Reflects on Her Three-Decades-Long Relationship With Her Neighborhood BY JUDITH FREEMAN | SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 When I first moved into the Rampart neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1986, the gunfire down the alley outside our bedroom often kept me awake at night—not just the pop-pop of single shots but the stuttering rat-a-tat of automatic…

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The Chicago Tribune: The Latter Days is one of the “30 books you should read this summer”.

Jun 4, 2016

The Chicago Tribune called this a “must-read memoir” as chose it as one of the “30 books you should read this summer“. “The Latter Days by Judith Freeman (June 7, Pantheon, 336 pages, $27.95): Judith Freeman has written four novels, a short story collection and a biography of Raymond Chandler. Now she opens up about…

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Jun 3, 2016

From Religion Dispatches – USC Annenberg – by Joanna Brooks / June 1, 1016 “Who do you think you are—to want to be a writer?” These are the words that haunt the young Mormon girl who is the protagonist of Judith Freeman’s new memoir, The Latter Days (Pantheon). Freeman, whose breakout novel The Chinchilla Farm…

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Review – How L.A. became itself: Jean Stein’s new oral history ‘West of Eden’

Mar 7, 2016

Review from the LA Times  February 4, 2016      By Judith Freeman   When Raymond Chandler left Los Angeles in 1946, decamping with his elderly wife for the calmer environs of La Jolla, he did so because he had become fed up with the city. Once a place that that had captivated his imagination…

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Ursula K. LeGuin interview

May 13, 2016

There’s a terrific interview with Ursula K. Le Guin in the recent issue of the Harvard Design Magazine, “Dragons, Poets, and the Real World.”  The interviewer is Martti Kalliala. In the same issue my friend Tina Barney has a photograph:  the theme of the issue is “Family.”   Check it out here:    

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Goodbye to Jim Harrison

Mar 30, 2016

Jim Harrison, who died last weekend, was a writer whose work I deeply admired.  I met him only twice, once at the annual St. Malo writer’s conference on the coast of Brittany, once at the wake for our mutual friend James Welch in his hometown of Missoula, Montana.  In St. Malo we ate great platters…

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The Wall Street Journal: Five Best: Judith Freeman on Mormons and Mormonism

Oct 1, 2016

Judith Freeman selects and reviews the five best books on Mormons and Mormonism for the Wall Street Journal. Read the article here Five Best: Judith Freeman on Mormons and Mormonism Sept. 30, 2016 1:02 p.m. ET Ms. Freeman is the author, most recently, of ‘The Latter Days: A Memoir.’   No Man Knows My History…

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