BOMB 95, Spring 2006

The cover of BOMB 95

Tacita Dean, Jeffrey Eugenides, Paula Fox, Lynne Tillman, Dana Schutz, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Frederic Tuten, Adam Rapp, Marsha Norman, Antony, Charles Atlas, Harrell Fletcher, Yehuda “Judd” Ne’eman . . .

This First Proof contains the poems “The Drowning,” “Lying in Bed Naked, with Venetian Streaks of Moonlight,” and “The Maiden of the Tree.”

Fonotone Records: Frederick, Maryland

by Mike McGonigal

Fonotone Records not only rereleases the limited edition 78 folk albums produced in Joe Bussard’s basement, but recreates the entire atmosphere of Fonotone, right down to packing recreations of Fonotone’s hand-typed labels in the CD cases.

This First Proof contains the poems “The Wait,” “Bar,” “He,” “Mixed Media,” and “Amazon Show,” translated from the Spanish by James Kimbrell and Rebecca Morgan.

This First Proof contains the poems “The Future of Terror,” “Terror of the Future,” and “The Golden Age of Figureheads.”

This First Proof contains “Sensini,” an excerpt from Last Evenings on Earth & Other Stories translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews.

Jesal Kapadia

by Jennifer Liese

Invisible Maps tells the story of a 30-something Indian woman with a job managing outsourced South Asian workers in Plano, TX, as it explores the themes of global citizenship, urban sprawl, and juxtaposed chapters from India’s history.

Paula Fox

by Lynne Tillman

A national treasure, Paula Fox’s novels were rediscovered by Jonathan Franzen in the mid-‘90s. Brought back into print, Desperate Characters, The Widow’s Children and Poor George rank among the best of American literature.


by Charles Atlas

Antony and the Johnsons thrilled the music world with their debut album, I Am a Bird Now (2005), but Antony’s work has been confounding the establishment ever since he arrived in New York in 1990. He met filmmaker Charles Atlas soon after.

Adam Rapp

by Marsha Norman

Adam Rapp's moody plays take place in the underbelly of American life; his characters, searching for a way out, often fail. His latest, Red Light Winter, played to raves at Chicago's Steppenwolf and just came to New York's Barrow Street Theatre.

Unlike American Beauty, Lolita, and myriad other stories of teenage girls, Towelhead is not the story of a young woman told through an older man’s eyes, but through her own.

Glass Cage

by Louise Lawler

Louise Lawler’s Glass Cage, two black and white photographs with text on mat, appeared on the cover of First Proof.


by Aric Mayer

A series of photographs taken by Aric Mayer chronicling the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction in New Orleans’s hardest-hit neighborhoods.

Dana Schutz

by Mei Chin

Violence and whimsy, satire and surrealism coexist in vibrant color on Dana Schutz’s large canvases. A new show of her work is on through December 18 at Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York.

Harrell Fletcher

by Allan McCollum

Artist Harrell Fletcher has taken it upon himself to turn the spotlight onto others. With astounding generosity and a dedicated, empathetic intelligence, Fletcher surprises our expectations of what art and the figure of the artist can be.

Tacita Dean

by Jeffrey Eugenides

Dean’s “FILM,” at the Tate Modern, is garnering a lot of attention. The Berlin-based artist got some attention from novelist Eugenides—whose The Marriage Plot is out now—for BOMB in 2006.

Bernard-Henri Lévy

by Frederic Tuten

In American Vertigo, French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy follows in the footsteps of Tocqueville to bring us a provocative analysis of the American experience. This exchange with novelist Frederic Tuten delves into Lévy's own passionate journey.

Editor's Corner

by Betsy Sussler

Editor-in-chief Betsy Sussler highlights new short story collections from Deborah Eisenberg and Amy Hempel, as well as a novel, This Book Will Save Your Life, from A.M. Homes.

Randy Wray

by Keith Mayerson

Keith Mayerson on how Randy Wray’s paintings and sculptures channel a Southern gothic sensibility through a 21st-century surrealist technique. Mayerson is currently showing work at Derek Eller Gallery.

Yehuda "Judd" Ne'eman

by Janet Burstein

Israeli filmmaker Judd Ne’eman has unflinchingly analyzed the collective distress of Jews and Arabs since the ‘70s. Scholar Janet Burstein caught up with Ne’eman to discuss his dedication to his land and its peoples.

Spring 2006
The cover of BOMB 95