RUTH LA FERLA

December 8, 2017

Why Is Fashion Having an Astral Moment?

If anyone can restore proper awe to the notion of space travel, Buzz Aldrin can. At 87, Mr. Aldrin, who made history in 1969 when he […]
November 18, 2017

Big Sonia: I’m Still Here

Advertisement Midway into “Big Sonia,” Sonia Warshawski, the outsize centerpiece of this poignant documentary, ushers viewers into her bedroom, lifts a pillow from the bed and […]
November 3, 2017

Robert Wilson Puts on a Show

Advertisement Robert Wilson is a slow-talking man. But he picked up speed the other day as he described an early encounter with Lady Gaga. As Mr. […]
September 19, 2017

Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he […]
August 16, 2017

The Rebranding of the Bronx

In the late 1980s, Bruckner Boulevard was a forbidding stretch of asphalt strung with disused factories, dim tattoo parlors and fast-food depots. The thoroughfare, blisteringly sketched […]
August 5, 2017

At Home With: Jeannette Walls Settles Down Far From the Noise of New York

ORANGE, Va. — Early in the “The Glass Castle,” the movie based on Jeannette Walls’s memoir of growing up destitute, Rex Walls sidles up to his […]
May 5, 2017

Encounters: Debra Winger Comes to Terms With Fame and Age

Encounters By RUTH LA FERLA The gaggle of diners glanced up from their table at Locanda Verde in TriBeCa, their eyes out on stalks as they […]
April 5, 2017

Add Festival Season to the Fashion Calendar

Barbie Ferreira is 20 — not too young, it would seem, to feel nostalgia for a time when Coachella, the California music festival that for many […]