Guy Ben-Ner, Patricia Clarkson, Edgar Arceneaux, Charles Gaines, Rick Lowe, Charles Bernstein, Jay Sanders, Sam Lipsyte, Christopher Sorrentino, Carlos Reygadas, David Sylvian,Keith Rowe, T. J. Wilcox . . .
Han Ong reviews Barry Schechter’s novel, The Blindfold Test.
This First Proof contains three poems by Kimiko Hahn.
Anne K. Yoder reviews Best European Fiction, from Dalkey Archive Press.
This First Proof contains the short story “An Occurrence at Bernal Dwellings,” winner of BOMB’s Fiction Contest judged by Jonathan Lethem.
Vanessa Place reviews the poetry of Heimrad Bäcker.
This First Proof contains the short story “Black Ice."
This First Proof contains five poems by Max Blagg.
Betsy Sussler reflects on BOMB’s progress over the past year and the exciting projects to come.
This First Proof contains three poems by Bill Berkson.
Guy Ben-Ner merges family life with literary tropes and texts to produce his videos. The result is comedy colliding with erudite allusion. He has some video work on display at Postmasters Gallery through May 8th.
This First Proof contains the poem “Hmmm” by Clayton Eshleman.
With major roles in over 30 films in the past decade, Patricia Clarkson has transcended the ageist stereotype of the American female actor. The star of Woody Allen’s Whatever Works and the upcoming Cairo Time talks with poet Howard Altmann.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from Netsuke: A Novel by Rikki Ducornet.
Three artists converge at Gaines’s LA studio to unpack the paradoxes and challenges of public practices such as Arceneaux’s Watts House Project in Los Angeles and Lowe’s Project Row Houses in Houston.
Melissa Potter reviews art by Zoran Todorovic.
If you’ve heard singer-songwriter David Sylvian’s indelible voice, you’ll share cult guitarist Keith Rowe’s desire to place it. Here they focus on the recent Manafon, their joint journey into the outer limits of popular song.
Mónica de la Torre reviews the traveling exhibition curated by Anthony Huberman.
Strau on “dangerous formalism” and the work of Hubbard, whose latest is on view now at Hammer Projects in Los Angeles.
This First Proof contains a portfolio of four photographs by Allen Frame.
Richard J. Goldstein reviews Trajal Harrell’s performance art.
Surrounded by “empty objects longing to be powerful,” Jimbo Blachy confronts Joanna Malinowska’s eclectic and mysterious exhibition Time of Guerrilla Metaphysics at CANADA gallery.
R.H. Quaytman reviews Dan Graham’s Rock/Music Writing.
Christine Lagorio reviews a city wide installation/scavenger hunt in San Francisco.
Author Minna Proctor contemplates the universe of Sharon Harper’s long-exposure photographs of the starry night sky.
Lipsyte’s abrasively funny protagonists, holy schlemiels, according to fellow novelist Christopher Sorrentino, reel between stasis and crisis—never more so than in his latest The Ask.
David van der Leer reviews Leon Krier’s Drawing for Architecture.
Reygadas—who just won Best Director at Cannes for his new film Post Tenebras Lux—is more interested in his actors’ presence than their technique. He discusses why feel-good movies make him feel bad with Jose Castillo.
Photographer Collier engaged the filmmaker with banter on the allure of buried legends Marie Antoinette and the Mitford sisters, obsolete film stock, and old gay New York.
Paul W. Morris reviews the postcard-sized magazine, Abe’s Penny.
For Bernstein poetry constitutes in equal measure play of voices and verbal art. Jay Sanders speaks with the poet and essayist upon the release of his volume of selected poems All the Whiskey in Heaven.
Fiction for Driving Across America Listen to Joshua Furst reading his short story "Black Ice," originally published in BOMB 111, in the seventh installment in BOMB’s literary podcast series.
Nick Stillman reviews Hans Fallada’s novel, The Drinker.