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Review: The Other Dream Team
American audiences will be delighted to see how the Grateful Dead helped pay for the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic team, including supplying tie-dyed T-shirts. But only Lithuanians will thrill to the movie's climax...
| October 12, 2012
Review: The Day He Arrives
"Stop copying me!" says Seong-jun (Yu Jun-sang), the has-been filmmaker at the center of the 12th cinematic Mobius strip from Hong Sang-soo.
| July 20, 2012
Review: Little Seoul
You hear a lot about the rise of China, but in truth it is Korea that is headed toward world domination.
Korean cooking mixes three powerhouse tastes
| January 20, 2012
Labseven are re-Formulated
With the little hip-hop renaissance we're having locally, it's only fitting that Labseven, who've been at it longer than most in the city that encourages everyone to rise again, should get back in the action.
Empires of the Mind
| November 11, 2011
Review: Think Tank Bistrotheque
The owners have some very good ideas about food and drink — Southeast Asian treats are cool, and craft cocktails go better with them than wine does — but they have also produced some decisions that make the rest of us scratch our heads.
Southeast Asian treats among some head-scratchers
| August 19, 2011
The Bong show
You have to wonder whether there's something in the drinking water in Korea that's caused the country to spawn so many prolific, inventive new filmmakers — directors like Park Chan-wook ( Oldboy , Thirst ) and Bong Joon-ho.
Korea's hottest new director comes to the HFA
| February 26, 2010
Myung Dong 1st Avenue
Myung Dong refers to a high-rent, youth-oriented shopping district in Seoul, thus "1st Avenue" is a kind of evocation of both Fifth Avenue and SoHo. This restaurant has a variety of Japanese and Korean dishes, but the idea is to appeal to a young crowd,
Can a Korean dive bar serve the masses? Certainly, with alcoholic melon drinks.
| December 11, 2009
The Olympic (shell) games
It’s been 13 years since the pageantry and spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games — and the mythical economic boon that goes with it — has graced US soil. But we’ll find out next week if, in a secret-ballot vote in Europe, the International Olympic Commit
Next week, we’ll find out if an American city will host the 2016 Olympic Games — and if Boston has a shot at 2020. Despite the glitzy international attention, there are billions of reasons why every debt-saddled American should hope that the US does not get the gold.
ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE
| September 25, 2009
Review: Treeless Mountain
Korean-American filmmaker So Yong Kim went back to her South Korean childhood, which she spent being shuttled from relative to relative, for her vivid, bruising autobiographical tale of two young girls in Seoul who struggle to make do after being aband
Bruising, but not all pessimism
| June 19, 2009
Bard in the USA
"You know," Paulus observes, "we are the American Repertory Theatre, and we haven't spent a lot of time in the repertoire on American drama."
Next season's greetings from the American Repertory Theatre
| April 17, 2009
Review: Lark and Termite
"Language Immersion" is the name of a program set up by the US Army in Korea just prior to the North's invasion of the South.
| January 26, 2009
Grocer coming to Downcity; Arthouse talked up anew
After years of effort, Buff Chace’s Cornish Associates has succeeding in attracting a grocery store — one of the top-two needs regularly cited by residents — to downtown Providence.
| August 20, 2008
The only music festival in Maine to be mentioned in the New York Times "Summer Stages" segment, this spectacular music fest can be appreciated by classical connoisseurs and novices alike.
At the Bowdoin International Music Festival
| June 18, 2008
Where's the beef?
“Beef: it’s what’s for dinner,” say the cattle lobby’s TV ads, and I sigh in agreement.
Ten steakhouse alternatives for frugal foodies
MC SLIM JB
| June 04, 2008
Korean filmmakers reinvent Hollywood genres and conventions much the way their Asian counterparts do, but my sense is that they tend to put everything in a broader context.
The films of Lee Chang-dong
| April 29, 2008
“Summer joys are spoilt by use,” wrote John Keats, meaning the less you do between June and August, the better.
Summer reads to cool off with
| June 28, 2007
It came from the sink
Drainage spawns a genetic mutation — part salamander, part fish, part . . . vagina dentata? — that emerges from the Han’s banks.
Bong Joon-ho stirs up the muck in The Host
| March 09, 2007
Now on tape
Spending a rainy Saturday night curled up in front of Dodgeball or the first season of Six Feet Under is great and all, but what if you want to find Michael Auder’s “Polaroid Cocaine,” a five-minute, 1993 video montage of images that “dwell on the
‘E-Flux Video Rental’ at the Sert, ‘Only Connect’ at the Mills, and Luigi Ontani at the Gardner
| January 23, 2007
Running a rubber-gloved finger across gallons of dust-covered bottles of formaldehyde, a US military official orders a Korean morgue attendant at a US Army base in Seoul to “empty every bottle to the very last drop.
A monster movie with a splash of muckraking
| January 17, 2007
Return to the edge of the world
Photography and new media loom large on the horizon in 2007, with cameras pointed in every direction.
The year ahead in art
| December 27, 2006
Pop in a hard place
I’m crammed into a Berklee practice room with seven out of nine members of the orchestral folk-pop collective the Young Republic, listening to — but mostly laughing at — the awful grooves of a metal outfit down the hall. The Young Republic, "Modern Pla
The Young Republic stay DIY at Berklee
| July 05, 2006
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