BOMB 36, Summer 1991

The cover of BOMB 36

Vito Acconci by Richard Prince, James Merrill, Mira Nair, John Leguizamo, John Wesley Harding, Jill Eisenstadt, Chuck Connelly, Jane Alexander, Amos Poe, Alan Uglow, Mary Shultz, Joachim Ernst Berendt, and Ann Hui.

Jane Alexander

by Stuart Spencer

Jane Alexander, established theater and film actress, tells Stuart Spencer her abbreviated life story, from her early interest in math at Sarah Lawrence to her current movie roles and interest in wildlife preservation.

John Leguizamo

by Stanley Moss

Raised in Brooklyn, Colombian-born actor John Leguizamo has served as a pioneer, simultaneously breaking down and poking fun at Hispanic stereotypes in his clever and timeless sketches.

Mary Shultz

by Tod Wizon

“Mary Shultz’s usual reserve turns to fire when she reaches the stage.” So begins painter and musician Tod Wizon’s conversation with this fiercely articulate actress—a conversation about the immediacy of live theater and the lure of the lights.

Alan Uglow

by Alain Kirili

How do mirrors affect dimension? Alan Uglow is interviewed by French sculptor, Alain Kirili as they examine the trajectory of Uglow’s paintings since his move to New York from London. Uglow discusses the relationships of time and space in his work.

James Merrill

by Thomas Bolt

Tom Bolt conducts an illuminating interview with James Merrill, one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, a few short years before his death in 1995.

Chuck Connelly

by Anney Bonney

Painter Chuck Connelly shares his thoughts on critiquing the culture through painting, how he invented brand-name advertising, and why he believes in God.

Vito Acconci

by Richard Prince

Richard Prince and the legendary architect and installation artist Vito Acconci on everything from pornography to childhood memories to films that make him cry in this fast-paced, in-depth interview from 1991.

Amos Poe

by Joel Rose

Amos Poe discusses making movies, being a father, and his decision to write something closer to his real life.

Jill Eisenstadt

by Ethan Silverman

Unfairly lumped in with the literary “brat pack” of the ’80s, Jill Eisenstadt strayed from her peers’ chronicles of ’80s decadence in her witty but unpretentious tales of working-class youth in her first novel, From Rockaway.

Ann Hui

by Lawrence Chua

Hong Kong director Ann Hui tells Lawrence Cha about her mixed feelings regarding her latest “hybrid” film, and weighs the pros and cons of working commercially.

Mira Nair

by Ameena Meer

Director Mira Nair speaks about the trials and learning experiences of filming Mississippi Masala, the story of a romance between a young Indian girl and her black lover in the American South.

Summer 1991
The cover of BOMB 36