BOMB 20, Summer 1987

The cover of BOMB 20

Christopher Durang, Duane Michals by David Seidner, Steve Erickson, Mona Simpson, and Weegee.

Dine East

by Ellen Jaffe

Four portrait photographs of diner patrons, Dine East, by Ellen Jaffe. from the Body Pictures portfolio. This article is only available in print.

Two Photographs

by Elliott Schwartz

Two photographs, one of a suit of armor’s ornate helmet Shrewd and Physically Robust and the other of a shrunken head The Soup Carrier by Elliott Schwartz. This article is only available in print.

Two Photographs

by Mattia Bonetti

Two silver print photographs, Nature Morte and La Fin du Siecle, C’est pour demain . . ., by Mattia Bonetti. This article is only available in print.

Two Photographs

by Amanda Means

Two untitled photographs, Untitled (Number Forty) and Untitled (Number Twenty-Eight), by Amanda Means. This article is only available in print.

Two Photographs

by Neal Slavin

Reprinted from the book BritonsSilurian Border Morris Men, Horse & Jockey Club, Colwall, Herefordshire, and Great Danes Breeders Association, the home of the Treasurer, Ulcombe, Kent. This article is only available in print.

Frankfurt

by Angela Neúke

Photograph of police restraining rowdy onlookers during a prize giving to President Sengh of Senegal in 1969, Frankfurt by Angela Neúke. This article is only available in print.

Polaroids

by Patrick Goodman

Six Polaroid photographs, capturing “The End” frames of films, from the Body Pictures portfolio. This article is only available in print.

Young Painter in Greenwich Village

by Berenice Abbott

Photograph of a painter in her studio, Young Painter in Greenwich Village, by Berenice Abbott from Greenwich Village Today and Yesterday by Abbott and Henry W. Lainer published in 1949. This article is only available in print.

Two Photographs

by Peter Bellamy

Two portrait photographs from the Artist Project, Alphaeus Cole and Robert Gwathmey, by Peter Bellamy. This article is only available in print.

Duane Michals

by David Seidner

Duane Michals moves beyond representation and reproduction in his photography, and instead “writes” with his art. He explains the importance of constantly redefining the medium to fellow photographer David Seidner.

Though he is anxious to shirk the labels bestowed upon him by critics and fans alike, Steve Erickson’s surreal prose has been compared to the work of Pynchon and Márquez. He talks to James Mx Lane after the publication of his novel Rubicon Beach.

Mona Simpson's first novel, Anywhere But Here, explores the complicated relationship of a mother and daughter as they go in search of their own strangely American dreams.

Money

by Joel Rose

A French woman ponders the plight of America with her American boyfriend, “Money” by Joel Rose.

Weegee

by Weegee

The Famous Weegee, self proclaimed perfectionist and maverick photojournalist, talks about humanizing a sad news story by photographing chaotic street scenes and taking portraits of grieving family.

Seven Poems

by Anne Carson

Seven “Short Talks” on topics such as Chromo-luminarism, Major and Minor, Geisha, Vicuñas, Trout, The Rules of Perspective, and Homo Sapiens by Anne Carson.

Four Poems

by Daisy Friedman

Four poems, “Private Routines,” “Anniversary Poem,” “L’Espirit D’Escalier,” and “A Sunny Day Response” by Daisy Friedman.

BOMB 20
Summer 1987
The cover of BOMB 20