BOMB 120, Summer 2012

The cover of BOMB 120

Danny Lyon, Susan Meiselas, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Wayne Koestenbaum, Ralph Lemon, Cass McCombs and Ariel Pink, Tom Murphy, Colm Tóibín, John Newman, B. Wurtz, Brian Evenson, Joshua Cohen, Lynn Melnick . . .

Ralph Lemon

by James Hannaham

Dancer and choreographer Lemon views artistic practice almost like a Zen koan; the less performance behaves like performance, the better.

April Bernard's Miss Fuller

by Mimi Thompson

In her novel, Bernard explores the life of Margaret Fuller, a journalist and writer working in the early- to mid-19th century, who was associated with transcendentalism and devoted herself to women’s rights.

Tom Murphy

by Colm Tóibín

Irish playwright Tom Murphy’s and Druid Theatre director Garry Hynes began their collaboration in teh mid-19870's and have come together again to revive three of Murphy's plays A Whistle in the Dark, Conversations on a Homecoming, and Famine at Lincoln Center.

Lucy Winton

by April Gornik

Gornik on the work of painter Winton, whose central elements she says include mystery, eccentricity, and compassion.

Brian Evenson

by Blake Butler

Writers Butler and Evenson discuss Evenson’s genre-bending fiction on the occasion of his recent releases, Immobility, a novel, and Windeye, a collection of short stories.

Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild

by Leon Falk

Zeitlin’s film takes place in a post-Katrina region of southern Louisiana called The Bathtub, in which six-year-old Hushpuppy and her father live a rich life full of wonderment and exclusion from the norms of American society.

Wayne Koestenbaum

by Kenneth Goldsmith

Goldsmith interviews Koestenbaum on his recently published essay, Humiliation, conceptual study, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, and poetry collection, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background.

Danny Lyon

by Susan Meiselas

Meiselas speaks with fellow photographer Lyon on the occasion of his recent survey exhibition at the Menil Collection in Houston.

John Newman and B. Wurtz

Sculptors Newman and Wurtz have a common passion for the found object, a delight in the handmade, an incisive knowledge of art history, and a keen sense of humor.

BOMB 120
Summer 2012
The cover of BOMB 120