Judith Linhares, Steven Shainberg, Tod Papageorge, Lynne Tillman, Theresa Rebeck, Amina Claudine Myers, Anthony McCall, William Katavolos, and Nichole Argo & Omar Amanat.
An artists on artists text on Photographer Mark Klett by Darius Himes, accompanied by several photographs by Mark Klett, the first titled Three Views of the Site of Comstock Mines.
Amid Amidi’s retrospective on 1950s animation explores the infiltration of high modern art into cartoon design, far beyond the borders of Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
Steve Roden’s interdisciplinary installation pieces translate to film in anything else &/or nothing at all, which combines ’50s educational video with a 93-tone “concrete score” in a mixture of constriction and spontaneity.
Rachel Moore’s latest book for Afterall’s “One Work” series digs beneath the formal conceit of 1971 film (nostalgia), based around a series of 12 burning photographs dissociated from their stories, to critically explore the film’s themes.
Reviewer and New Orleans Ninth Ward resident T. R. Johnson praises Robert Polidori’s images in After the Flood as the closest photography can come to representing the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Howl‘s obscenity trial victory, reviewer Anne Waldman recommends four new books on Ginsberg, as well as Jerry Aronson’s biographical documentary and online audio archives of Ginsberg’s lectures and readings.
Poet Maureen Owens uses space as both punctuation and phrase as she filters feminism and family life through her understanding of Catholic and Buddhist spirituality in her latest collection, Erosion’s Pull.
Ryan Boudinot makes The Littlest Hitler, his collection of unusual stories—a factory inspector whose sanitation inspections are compromised by a newly-hired corpse, for example—even more unusual by suffusing it with a surprising tenderness.
New album Trumpery Métier, Crime in Choir’s prog-soaked, drug-fueled self-described soundtrack to grotesque French film La Grande Bouffe, evokes imaginings of floating tuxedoed canines from reviewer Andrew Leland.
In Matthew Zapruder’s poetry collection, The Pajamaist, reviewer Sarah Fay finds that even the unsuccessful poems—of which there are few—are still worth reading, as part of Zapruer’s smart, ambitious view on the world.
Tod Papageorge’s photographs of Central Park in the ’70s reclaimed street photography as an art form. His friendship with fellow photographer Garry Winogrand sealed the endeavor. Papageorge is back with a book, Passing Through Eden.
Leah Beeferman on the art of Gregory Blackstock.
Director Steven Shainberg and producer Andrew Fierberg share a successful partnership forged in projects like Secretary and their latest, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. The two sit down to compare notes.
Rebeck is busy this fall: "Poor Behavior,” is now in previews at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her play “Seminar,” starring Alan Rickman and Lily Rabe, opens on Broadway in November.
Producer Omar Amanat speaks with author Nichole Argo on her groundbreaking study, The Human Bombs Project.
Amina Claudine Myers, virtuoso pianist and organist, sits down with trombonist, composer, and educator George Lewis to discuss the articulations between sound, history, and place that are central to her work.
William Katavolos’s career as an avant-gardist spans 60 years, culminating in his ongoing research into aquatecture, or liquid architecture. Colleague Deborah Gans places his vision within the trajectory of architectural history.
Anthony McCall speaks with fellow artists Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone about his latest work, Between You and I.
A artists on artists text on installation artist Spencer Finch, by Thomas Rayfiel, accompanied by several photographs of installations by Spencer Finch, the first titled Eos (Dawn, Troy, 10/27/02).
Award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell instigates an epistolary exchange with painter Judith Linhares on dream theory and Emily Dickinson. Linhares’ new show Riptide opened at Edward Thorp Gallery on February 25th.
Tillman’s latest novel, American Genius, A Comedy, uses skin, that “illusory border between the body and the world,” as a fulcrum from which to explore an encyclopedic array of American subjects.
This First Proof contains “Scrapbook,” an essay from New Orleans Stories.
This First Proof contains the poems “Notes on Dr. Joseph Vacanti and Dr. Robert Langer,” “Notes on Perplexity,” and “Notes on Agnes Martin.”
This First Proof contains the poem Fun House Mirror, for Elizabeth Murray.
Artist Sasha Chavchavadze speaks about her family’s royal past in pre-Socialist Russia and what drove to create the collection Matchwork.
This First Proof contains the story Scotland.
This First Proof contains the poems “Grout” and “My Brother’s Mirror.” This issue of BOMB is currently out of stock.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from The Weight of Smoke. This issue of BOMB is currently out of stock.
This First Proof contains the story What I Did I Showed Extremely Bad Judgment. This issue of BOMB is currently out of stock.