BOMB 139, Spring 2017

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Featuring interviews with Steffani Jemison, Amitav Ghosh, Curt Stager, Ron Athey, Stephin Merritt, Rita Ackermann, Bryan Hunt, David Levine, Hari Kunzru, Sjón, and George Saunders. Get your copy today.

I'd rather be in my bed, eyes in the dark, lying on my back, head resting on a soft pillow, than in the desert, even in the company of Félicien David, even in the company of Sarah.

Project

by An-My Lê

In the spring of 2015, An-My Lê was invited by film director Gary Ross to photograph on the set of Free State of Jones, his period war film inspired by the life of Newton Knight, a Mississippi farmer and Southern Unionist who led an armed revolt against the Confederacy in 1864.

Amitav Ghosh and Curt Stager

If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.

I got on the bus and saw that my seat was at the end of the aisle, next to a very pretty blonde. Typical blonde girl's freckles under her eyes. She was wearing a black sweater and blue velvet pants. Her seat was next to the window.

Ron Athey

by Zackary Drucker

From the Pentecostal churches of his youth to ’80s underground Goth punk and queer clubs to museums around the world, an iconic performance artist tells his story.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

by Jeanine Oleson

Concerned primarily with Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, where she lives and works, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz's works defy categorization or any simple read. Rather, they are rich entanglements of place, history, and time.

Sheree Hovsepian

by Haley Mellin

Hovsepian addresses current matters in her work, but she does so in a vocabulary that moves beyond binaries and beyond Western mentality, one that follows a different way of thinking and feeling.

from The Manhattan Project

by László Krasznahorkai

I sat at the bar of the Zwiebelfisch in Berlin together with David Bell, the renowned Kant scholar; it happened to be one of his regular haunts and it was the only spot where we could have an undisturbed meeting whenever he was in Berlin.

Sophie Calle's Rachel Monique

by Jennifer Krasinski

As her mother, Monique Sindler, lay dying, the artist Sophie Calle put a camera at her bedside in order to record her last words. Having always wished to be a part of her daughter's work, her mother responded: "Finally!"

Steffani Jemison

by Ben Lerner

Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist's explorations of race and our political present.

Hari Kunzru and Sjón

Ghost stories, paganism, the blues, and silent cinema are just some of the fixations of two authors known for novels steeped in history.

George Saunders

by Sam Lipsyte

Historical analogies between the Civil War period and our own time are plentiful in a conversation about the author’s much-anticipated first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

BOMB 139
Spring 2017
The cover of BOMB 139