Revisit Mickalene Thomas from Issue #107 by Kara Walker

Kara Walker on the work of Mickalene Thomas. Accompanied by three works by Thomas.

Let Them Break Through: Keith Ridgway Interviewed by Tobias Carroll

A London novel that raises questions about politics, desire, and a changing nation.

Closure Exists When We Accept Ambiguity: Meg Duffy Interviewed by Esmé Hogeveen

The singer-songwriter behind Hand Habits discusses their latest album, Fun House.

Scales and Measures: Roger White Interviewed by Spencer Everett
A painting of transparent plastic packaging against a white background.

Framing time through still life and beyond.

“O my body, make of me always a man who questions!”: Shikeith Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
An video still image of the face of a Black man covered in sweat while lying on the floor.

Photography, sculpture, installation, and performance that illuminate Black queer experience.

Portfolio by Manthia Diawara
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Culture as Dialogue: Vasantha Yogananthan Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker
A color photograph of monkeys climbing bars in the fog titled, Vanar and Markat, by Vasantha Yogananthan

A photobook retells the Ramayana.

BOMB 154, Winter 2021

Our winter issue includes interviews with Tashi Dorji, Danielle Evans, Walton Ford, Guadalupe Maravilla, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, the Ross Brothers, and Aaron Turner; DIY cookbooklets from Dindga McCannon; poetry by Rae Armantrout, Imani Elizabeth Jackson, and Allison Parrish; prose by Langston Cotman, GennaRose Nethercott, and Brontez Purnell; a comic by Michael DeForge; protest drawings by Steve Mumford; and more.

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BOMB 155, Spring 2021

Our spring issue features interviews with Tiffiney Davis, Alex Dimitrov, Melissa Febos, Valerie June, Tarik Kiswanson, Ajay Kurian, and Karyn Olivier; fiction by Jonathan Lee, Ananda Naima González, and Tara Ison; poetry by Jo Stewart, Farid Matuk, and Joyelle McSweeney; a comic by Somnath Bhatt; an essay by Wendy S. Walters; an archival interview between Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince; and more.

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BOMB 156, Summer 2021

Our summer issue features interviews with Mel Kendrick, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Kader Attia, Arthur Jafa and Dana Hoey, Quntos Kunquest, Katiana Rangel, and Anne Anlin Cheng; fiction by Jenzo DuQue, Dylan Landis, Anthony Veasna So, and Sophie Hoss; nonfiction by A.V. Marraccini; a comic by Ronald Wimberly; poetry by Arthur Solway, Rickey Laurentiis, and Alina Stefanescu; an essay and portfolio by Kalup Linzy; an archival interview with Suzan-Lori Parks; and more.

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BOMB 157, Fall 2021

Our Fall 2021 issue features interviews with Rabih Alameddine, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Suzanne Jackson, Candice Lin, Kevin Morby, Naudline Pierre, and Diane Williams; an essay from Hafizah Geter; short stories from Akil Kumarasamy, Harris Lahti, Holly Melgard, Edward Salem (winner of BOMB’s 2021 Fiction Contest), Adrian Van Young, and Diane Williams; a comic from Ricardo Cavolo; nonfiction from Hugh Ryan; poetry from John Keene and Marcus Wicker; a portfolio by Manthia Diawara; and Nam Le’s newly hand-annotated interview from 2009.

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BOMB Retrospective

Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Pedro Reyes Revisits the Classics by Mónica de la Torre​
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Pauline Oliveros by IONE​
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IONE is Pauline Oliveros’s partner and collaborator of thirty-two years. Oliveros passed away in November 2016, but her powerful presence has left a lasting mark on experimental and electronic music globally. The following is IONE’s intuited conversation with the late Oliveros and a curated playlist expressive of her legacy.

BOMB Retrospective: On “Gran Fury by Robert Gober” by Avram Finkelstein
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.

BOMB Retrospective: Steve Reich’s Playlist
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Celebrating 40 years with curated selections from the archive.