Soyon Im

‘Living’ on the Edge

When she does it, it looks and tastes and smells great. When I try, it's another story

 

Neil (left) and fellow subject Peter at 14.

42 Up

The landmark British documentary series continues

 

A doll’s house

Growing old with Barbie.

 

Nathalie Baye aglow.

A foreign affair

New French movie rehashes old sex themes

Nathalie Baye aglow.
Weaver wonders why she left the city.

A Map of the World

Wife needs help,and so does this movie.

Weaver wonders why she left the city.
Suave but dangerous Tony Leung.

After the revolution

Touring the mean streets of Vietnam.

Suave but dangerous Tony Leung.
Tang Ruyun as Grandma and Kelly Lee as Ting-Ting

All in the family

Everyday lives make for bigger-than-life picture.

Tang Ruyun as Grandma and Kelly Lee as Ting-Ting
Like mother, unlike daughter: Sarandon and Portman.

Anywhere but Here

Sarandon as stage mom.

Like mother, unlike daughter: Sarandon and Portman.
At Play with Banjo: Owner Sheila Strobel (pictured) and her partners uncover the strange and wonderful in ordinary items.

Art smart

A local "design troupe" lends a touch of fine art to interior household projects.

At Play with Banjo: Owner Sheila Strobel (pictured) and her partners uncover the strange and wonderful in ordinary items.
Asleep

Asleep

WHETHER OR NOT you believe in ghosts, Banana Yoshimoto's Asleep, a collection of three novellas, will haunt you with its beautiful, pared-down prose. Three women… Continue reading

Asleep

Au naturel

Two shows contemplate our uneasy relationship with nature.

donkey-boy Bremner.

Beauty in the beast

Julien Donkey-Boy: Another freak show from the director of Gummo.

donkey-boy Bremner.

Bittersweet blooms

Subtle, sorrowful themes lurk beneath BAM's artists' garden.

Blood and roses

Not your average Saturday morning cartoons.

Novelist Alessandra Montrucchio.

Boy Crazy

An older woman courts youth.

Novelist Alessandra Montrucchio.
Wu Shan Zuan's Red Humor Series: out from under Mao.

Breaking out

A surprisingly rich, subversive array of Chinese art.

Wu Shan Zuan's Red Humor Series: out from under Mao.
Bush Party

Bush Party

Feminists write steamy, humorous erotica.

Bush Party
Busting out

Busting out

A local radio station says bigger is better.

Busting out
Lee Hyo Jung (center) swoons for love.

Caged bride

Where's the prince when you really need him?

Lee Hyo Jung (center) swoons for love.
Bring it on: Cheerleaders—such as those at Roosevelt High—zoom into the zeitgeist.

Cheerleader chic?

The pom-pom girl evolves in the national consciousness.

Bring it on: Cheerleaders—such as those at Roosevelt High—zoom into the zeitgeist.