The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee

The last attempt on the life of Andrew Haswell Green took place on Park Avenue in 1903. News of his murder filled the front page of the New York Times: “‘Father of Greater New York’ Shot in Front of His Home.”

Two Poems by Farid Matuk

Spirit of Inquiry: Eleanor Ray Interviewed by Paul Maziar

Small paintings of attuned attention.

To Project with Intention: Claude Lawrence Interviewed by George Negroponte
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Painting’s proximity to music and performance.

Battle and Coexistence: Miho Hatori Interviewed by Paul Ha
Miho Tokyo Story

On her latest album, anime, and Édouard Glissant.

The Refugee as a Cosmopolitan Figure: Eric Nguyen Interviewed by Abbigail N. Rosewood
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A novel set in Vietnam and the United States about inheriting stories and forging new ones.

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

BOMB 152, Summer 2020

Our summer issue includes interviews with Amoako Boafo, Jibz Cameron, Brenda Goodman, Odili Donald Odita, Jenny Offill, Nicolas Party, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Craig Taborn; poetry by Safia Elhillo and Nathaniel Mackey; prose by Lydia Davis, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Saidiya Hartman; and more.

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BOMB 153, Fall 2020

Our fall issue features interview with Erica Baum, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Carolyn Lazard, Nathalie Léger, Martine Syms, and Rufus Wainwright; fiction by Kevin Brockmeier and C Pam Zhang; poetry by Yi Sang and Vijay Seshadri; nonfiction by Lorraine O’Grady and Paula Mónaco Felipe; a special project by Garrett Bradley; and more.

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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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James N. Kienitz Wilkins by Michael Guarneri Movies and Their Making: New York Film Festival’s Kent Jones by Peter Gizzi Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin by Sabine Mirlesse David Lynch by Michael Saur Taking Shelter by Rachel Mercer The Scandal of Style: Jeff Dolven Interviewed by Louis Bury Why We Should Read Poetry by Sarah Neilson The Germans on Just About Everything by Hans Fuss Peter Saul by Saul Ostrow The Bug by Jace Clayton Radical Collectivity: Ephraim Asili Interviewed by Chrissie Iles Dreams Are Instruments of Liberation: José Eduardo Agualusa Interviewed by Bibi Deitz Stephen Elliott’s Cherry by Elias Tezapsidis Ulrich Krieger by Jeremy Mage Inhabiting Realities: An Interview with Novelist Akwaeke Emezi by Sasha Bonét This Wounded City: Annette Weisser Interviewed by by Julia Bosson 5 Broken Cameras by Liza Béar The Go-Betweens by Gary Canino Amy Hempel by Suzan Sherman The Revised Life: Gordon Lish by B.C. Edwards

From the BOMB Archives

A selection of some of our favorites from the archives.

Walter Mosley by Thulani Davis
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Reanimating History: Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom by Monica Uszerowicz
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Summoning the spirits.

Carrie Mae Weems by Dawoud Bey
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In 1976 I had been making photographs for a couple of years. I had certainly been looking at a lot more photographs than I had actually made.

Stanley Whitney by Mimi Thompson
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Mimi Thompson on how Stanley Whitney’s colorful grid paintings aspire to “density with a lot of air.”