BOMB 50, Winter 1995

The cover of BOMB 50

Eric Fischl by A.M. Homes, Billy Sullivan, Luscious Jackson, George C. Wolfe by bell hooks, Tina Barney, Sigrid Nunez, Victoria Williams, Abbas Kiarostami, Ariel Dorfman, and James Carter.

Singer/songwriter Victoria Williams not only crafts heart-stopping melodies, but can carry a story like a master tale-teller. Here, she talks about her Southern sensibilities, her affinity for dogs, and the divine inspiration behind her music.

Sigrid Nunez and Kimiko Hahn reflect upon Nunez’s novel A Feather on the Breath of God, discussing the concepts of woman as storyteller, and writing as crochet.

Luscious Jackson

by Lynn Geller

From the street to the charts: post-feminist, all-female rock group Luscious Jackson on their influences, band democracy, and distaste for toxic people.

Eric Fischl

by A.M. Homes

Artist Eric Fischl speaks to writer and friend A.M. Homes about the social and private language of his photography and paintings—some of the “scariest” work he claims to have ever done.

Tina Barney

by David Corey

Tina Barney has spent years photographing the upper-class enclave of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Here she discusses the limits of privacy, the ambiguity of entitlement and the intimate nature of nostalgia.

Saxophone prodigy James Carter toured with Winton Marsalis when he was 17 and cut his first solo record when he was 23. He reflects on his mentors and heroes, and looks to the future of jazz.

George C. Wolfe

by bell hooks

George C. Wolfe’s theater accomplishments are too many to list, among them Jelly’s Last Jam, Angels in America, and Blade to the Heat. He speaks with bell hooks about the various social hierarchies that his work challenges.

BOMB 50
Winter 1995
The cover of BOMB 50