When Screen Actors Guild (SAG) performers went on strike in 1980, most film and TV viewers in the US had not yet watched a Korean TV drama or seen any Korean actors in a major role in a Hollywood film. The 1980 strike had little to do with Korean actors. That can’t be said of the 2023 strike.
Amy and Danny, the two main characters in the Netflix series 'Beef,' come from completely different backgrounds. Yet the overachieving plant guru, played by Ali Wong, and the desperate contractor, played by Steven Yeun, have a lot in common.
Twenty years ago, when architect Rafe Churchill and designer Heide Hendricks were driving around trying to lull their newborn daughter to sleep, they noticed the farmhouse they would later call Ellsworth. “We both were struck by how awesome it was,” says Hendricks, who, with her husband, forms the design-build firm Hendricks Churchill.
Director Choi Dong-hoon likes a challenge. That much is apparent in his latest film Alienoid, a two-part time travel, alien-fighting adventure story. The genre-blurring film is his most ambitious work to date, but he’s known for taking risks in the pursuit of inventive storytelling.
When Frank Webb meets a new client, he asks them, “What makes you happy?”
To Webb, a partner in the design firm, White Webb, that question matters, because, ideally, home is the place everyone feels happiest. “It’s the place everyone returns to and says, ‘Ah, now I can relax.’”
In The Killer: A Girl Who Deserves To Die, Jang Hyuk plays Bang Ui-gang, a retired assassin, whose everyday activities might not suggest the large cache of weapons he keeps at home. Ui-gang’s weapons and skills come in handy when his wife asks him to look after the daughter of a friend, while she and that friend vacation. If the girl gets hurt, even a tiny bit, his wife says, you’re dead.
Patricia Miranda’s recent exhibit, “A Repairing Mend,” might easily be described as monumental—offering commentary on the definition of women’s work and creations, artistic collaboration and art’s ecological footprint. Yet, when Miranda dismantled the exhibit at the Jane Street Art Center in Saugerties, it all fit neatly into a box.
Elizabeth Finkelstein likes to joke that she got her Ph.D. in vintage homes when she was two, living in the 1850s Greek Revival house her parents lovingly restored near Saratoga Springs. “I grew up with the idea that a home is something you are a steward of, that you work on, that is a constant source o...
Stained glass, somber hues, and heavy medieval furnishings were interior design fixtures in the heyday of the Gothic Revival style, but that’s not what award-winning designer Ghislaine Viñas imagined when tasked with updating an 1850 Tivoli estate. Instead, she whitewashed the interior walls, coated wooden floors in a glossy ivory, and incorporated pale furnishings and fixtures.
At the start of our conversation about the horror film Umma—the title is the Korean word for mother—writer-director Iris K. Shim is careful to note that she has a great relationship with her own mother.
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay is a popular 2020 South Korean drama starring Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Yea-ji and Oh Jung-se. It’s also a good example of how Korean dramas continue to evolve. The drama was a critical success, acquiring eight nominations and two wins at the 57th Baeksang Awards.
Since their invention in the mid-`50s, shipping containers have transformed more than shipping. These industrial artifacts are supplying raw material for cutting-edge sustainable architecture like the c-Home, constructed in the Columbia County town of Claverack.
The house that Richard Pedranti designed for his friend Lawrence Mullane was in every sense a collaboration, as Mullane is not only the homeowner, but also the contractor who realized Pedranti’s design. It was a joint effort that employed Pedranti’s penchant for distinctive modern design while fulfilling Mullane’s wish for a traditional form of construction.
Lee Bo Young has been called “the queen of dramas,” which may have something to do with the many Best Actress awards and nominations she earned. In 'Mine,' she plays Seo Hee-soo, a former actress married to the younger son of a wealthy dysfunctional family.