Flower

Drunken Angel: A flower for Kurosawa

Drunken Angel: A flower for Kurosawa

Alice Fang’s column “Drunken Angel” introduces her favorite directors from the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. Attempting to write about Akira Kurosawa presents a challenge akin to my previous exploration of Wong Kar Wai and…


Flower talk

Flower talk

I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me Leucospermum cordifolium (Nodding Pincushion) grew on Mars. The alien flower has a thick, rigid stalk supporting several tightly bound leaves. Atop is a spiny, golden crown —…