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2003 Stories by Leslie Camhi

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  • All About Yves

    published December 30, 2003

    At three years old, he told his aunt he didn't like the dress she was wearing; at 21, he took over the house of Dior. Yves Saint Laurent, enfant... More >>

  • Night Of The Living Dads: Belgian Kids Face The Domestic Divorce Horror

    published December 23, 2003

    Children, conceived in an instant of passion, are often (and tragically) the most intimate witnesses to the death of the love that spawned... More >>

  • Bond of Outsiders

    published December 2, 2003

    France's long-standing "Jewish problem" is intertwined with its more recent "Muslim problem"—a fast-growing Arab and Islamic minority that... More >>

  • An Artist's Library Lovingly, Painstakingly Reproduced

    published December 2, 2003

    Years ago, I amused myself by arranging the contents of my library as if following the seating plan for a dinner party—juxtaposing authors... More >>

  • ICP Kicks Off a New International Photo and Video Showcase

    published November 25, 2003

    International exhibitions that attempt to chart the waters of contemporary art practice can often induce a glazed-eye condition similar to that... More >>

  • Design for Living

    published November 11, 2003

    When the great architect Louis Kahn died of a heart attack in 1974, bankrupt and alone in the men's room at Pennsylvania Station, he left behind a... More >>

  • German Cinema Confronts the Past and Frets Over the Future

    published November 4, 2003

    The specter of the 20th century hangs heavily over this edition of MOMA's annual series celebrating recent films from Germany, now in its 25th... More >>

  • The Return of Defeo's Rose Evokes Its Determined Maker

    published October 21, 2003

    The San Francisco-based artist Jay DeFeo spent the years from 1958 to 1966 in her Fillmore Street studio at work on a single painting. The Rose... More >>

  • A Noir's By-the-Musical-Numbers Remake Hits a Sour Note

    published October 21, 2003

    British playwright Dennis Potter's The Singing Detective is one of the Holy Grails of television drama—the legendary product of a... More >>

  • From a Divided Country, a Stark and Bleak Cinema Emerges

    published October 14, 2003

    Poised between East and West, Turkish cinema reflects a divided society—both deeply religious and ferociously secular—where men and... More >>

  • A Photographer Looks Closely at the Indoctrination Process

    published October 7, 2003

    The Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra uses her camera the way a paleontologist uses carbon dating, to reveal the evolutionary layers hidden... More >>

  • Human Comedy

    published September 30, 2003

    A grainy Super-8 film from 1971 shows San Francisco-based artist Paul Kos in the role of a demented cowboy, twirling rope as he vainly attempts to... More >>

  • Fado Singer Gambles on Love in Portuguese American Town

    published September 9, 2003

    The fishing town of New Bedford, Massachusetts, is described in Passionada's opening credits as "a little bit of Portugal in America."... More >>

  • Uncovering the True Story of Hitler's Favorite Conductor

    published September 2, 2003

    German artists fled the Third Reich in droves, while many of those who stayed counted themselves "internal exiles." Was musician Wilhelm... More >>

  • Grand Teuton

    published August 5, 2003

    He was a towering giant; he was a humble refugee. During wartime, he suffered a nervous breakdown, but later he savored the good life in Paris and... More >>

  • Husband Hunting

    published July 22, 2003

    A woman may be married for years, yet never really know her husband. That theme, so dear to telenovelas, is the starting point for... More >>

  • French Maid

    published July 8, 2003

    For someone living in disarray, a housekeeper can provide more than a simple return to order. When the ashtrays are finally emptied, the bed... More >>

  • Reich and Wrong

    published June 24, 2003

    Controversy continues to swirl around the Christian church's tacit collusion in the crimes of the Holocaust. Now along comes Bonhoeffer,... More >>

  • Shadowlands

    published June 17, 2003

    Now in its 19th year, the Israel Film Festival continues to offer complex portraits of a land known largely through sound bites. The loss of... More >>

  • Unholy Trinity

    published May 27, 2003

    Brazil's remote northeastern territory provides a languorous and otherworldly ambience for Aluizio Abranches's moody revenge drama The Three... More >>

  • Isolation Row

    published May 13, 2003

    Do childhood wounds ever heal, or do they just wait for the right circumstances to erupt anew? A haunting documentary about Jewish children hidden... More >>

  • Hello, Molly!

    published April 22, 2003

    Marilyn Monroe's menorah—an icon of the tense yet passionate embrace between Jews and American popular culture—is among the oddest items... More >>

  • Remote Control

    published March 11, 2003

    Nowhere in Africa, German director Caroline Link's award-winning feature... More >>

  • Pardon Our French

    published March 4, 2003

    As Francophobia runs rampant through our streets, salons, and media, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual series proves yet again that... More >>

  • Maid in Tel Aviv

    published February 25, 2003

    Though Israel's tiny territory is crammed with journalists and filmmakers, few find anything new to say about that complex nation's deep... More >>

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