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2006 Stories by Leslie Camhi

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  • Speak, Memory

    published December 26, 2006

    "Everything happens to me too early or too late," laments the hero of Memories of Underdevelopment (1968), Cuban director Tomás... More >>

  • Yes, But He's Our Nebbish

    published December 12, 2006

    Somewhere on the Upper East Side a man sits before an electric typewriter, seemingly impervious to both gossip and new technologies, warily eyeing... More >>

  • Thin Ice

    published November 28, 2006

    It was an uncannily balmy day in late November when I visited Ecotopia, a lively survey of work by some 40 artists from 14 countries who... More >>

  • Picture This

    published November 28, 2006

    Lost girls and lurid fantasies beckon from the pages of this season's holiday offerings, alongside great art and fashion, exotic cuisines, and the... More >>

  • Flood Watch

    published October 31, 2006

    It takes a particular sensibility, in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, to focus on inanimate objects. "No ideas but in things," the poet... More >>

  • 'The Cave of the Yellow Dog'

    published October 31, 2006

    Director Byambasuren Davaa's follow-up to The Story of the Weeping Camel takes a classic tale of girl meets dog and sets it in the... More >>

  • Eve of Destruction

    published October 24, 2006

    "What is natural, these days?" a lady dressing for the evening asks her maid, who finds Madame's violet lipstick a bit too artificial. The year is... More >>

  • Rogues' Gallery

    published October 3, 2006

    Years ago, when pictures of missing children were still being printed on milk cartons in New York City, a friend and I shared a macabre... More >>

  • Crazy Beautiful

    published July 25, 2006

    What would our lives would be like if Dada's radically anarchic aesthetic had taken over? Would people be proclaiming abstract sound poetry on... More >>

  • Memento Mori

    published June 13, 2006

    "All photographs are memento mori," Susan Sontag wrote in On Photography (1977), her groundbreaking collection of essays. So one could... More >>

  • Foreboding

    published May 16, 2006

    Pity the poor critic tasked with reviewing "reGeneration," a lively yet vexing survey of 50 emerging photographers on view at the Aperture... More >>

  • Multiple Perspectives

    published April 11, 2006

    The second-century Jewish mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai delved so deeply into the mysteries of Kabbalah and the universe that upon his death, or... More >>

  • A Cacophonous Affair

    published March 14, 2006

    A land mass 10 times the size of Europe, divided into 52 countries, inhabited by people speaking over 800 languages and with innumerable ethnic,... More >>

  • Royal Portraits

    published February 14, 2006

    What was it like to step before Seydou Keïta camera in Bamako, Mali, in the 1950s? If you were a woman, you might have donned your best... More >>

  • Last Days

    published February 7, 2006

    Making a film about Sophie Scholl, the 21-year-old Munich University student who, together with her 24-year-old brother Hans, mounted the most... More >>

  • Family Jewels

    published January 17, 2006

    The French writer and critic Roland Barthes lived near or with his mother for most of his life. In his brilliant last book, Camera Lucida:... More >>

  • Family Plots

    published January 3, 2006

    "To speak of past sorrows gives pleasure," or so says an old Yiddish proverb. And with a wealth of distress to draw upon, Jewish people have... More >>

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