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From This Side and from That Side by Gabriela Wiener

We are street people. Nomadic by nature. We are the grandchildren of poor, adventurous strangers. Our living radicalizes their legacy.

Controlled Chaos: Howardena Pindell Interviewed by Jessica Lanay

“All the pieces … are an attempt to unite my mind again, to mend the rupture.”—Howardena Pindell

Feeling Changed: Rita Bullwinkel Interviewed by Lincoln Michel

“I love titles that sound good in the mouth.”

Screen Interactions: Howardena Pindell’s Video Drawings by Olivia Gauthier
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Television and its simulations.

Weird Science: Built For Collapse’s DANGER SIGNALS by Amber Power
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The gendered history of lobotomy.

Digging Beneath the Polite Veneer: Eileen Pollack Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
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The writer discusses growing up in the Borscht Belt, the prevalence of literary humor, and the power of feminist punch lines.

The Limits of Sympathy: On Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room by Daniel Pearce
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What literature can (and can’t) tell us about America’s criminal justice system.

BOMB 140, Summer 2017

Featuring interviews with John Giorno, Lidia Yuknavitch, Iman Issa, Eric Baudelaire, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Daniel Borzutzky, and more.

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BOMB 141, Fall 2017

Featuring interviews with Amit Dutta, Lisa Sanditz, Nina Katchadourian, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne Bocanegra, Adrienne Truscott, Marcus Steinweg, Mike Wallace, and Lucy Ives. 

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BOMB 142, Winter 2018

Featuring interviews with Milford Graves, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Meredith Monk, Jim Hodges, Lucy Dodd, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jlin, Cate Giordano, Don Mee Choi, Christian Hawkey, and Friederike Mayröcker.

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BOMB 143, Spring 2018

Featuring interviews with LaToya Ruby Frazier and Fred Moten, Sergio De La Pava, Nina Hoss, Barbara Hammer, Joseph Keckler, Lydia Ourahmane, Kaneza Schaal, Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, and Summer Wheat.

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New Books

The publications and authors worth highlighting.

Lifting Reality onto a Pedestal: Rodrigo Fresán Interviewed by Fran G. Matute
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The celebrated Argentine novelist on writing about writers, avoiding labels, and why critics shouldn’t write fiction.

Lynne Tillman’s Men and Apparitions by Michael Valinsky
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Lynne Tillman’s first novel in twelve years, Men and Apparitions, follows a narrator ruminating on his own subject position: Ezekiel “Zeke” Stark, a cultural anthropologist, conducts a study of men’s reactions to and impressions of the changing nature of masculinity in America today. 

Narrative Gravity: Mikkel Rosengaard Interviewed by Raluca Albu
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The Invention of Ana novelist on the manipulations of narrative, being submerged by fiction, and the protagonist as STD.

Darkness and Light: Dan Sheehan Interviewed by Sara Nović
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The Restless Souls novelist on reading his reviews, working as a medical equipment tester, and writing responsibly about war and trauma.