Christos Ikonomou’s Good Will Come From the Sea by Ellie Robins

A pose recurs in Christos Ikonomou’s Good Will Come From the Sea: one character after another finds themselves on their knees, waiting. For the dawn, for mercy, for love. 

Accepting Enigmas: Sophie Mackintosh Interviewed by Leah Dworkin

The novelist on writing multiple women’s voices, creating a world where men are toxic, and the wide range of female dystopian fiction.

Issue 146: Jaque Fragua and Brad Kahlhamer

Two artists drawing from punk, graffiti, and traditional Native American aesthetics, talk about protest art and the notion of the “Post-Smithsonian delinquent.”

The Turning Look: T. J. Clark Interviewed by Ryan Meehan
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Hope at the point of despair; doubt at the point of hope.

New Futures: nora chipaumire’s #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone
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The three-part epic brings to life an adolescence informed by music as a gateway into a powerful, assertive selfhood. 

Vengeance Poetry: Andrea Abi-Karam Interviewed by Davey Davis
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The writer on kill bro poems, cyborg transformations as erotic experiences, and implicating the self.

The Continuity of Substances: Jonathan Silver Interviewed (Part 3) by Michael Brenson
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The sculptor discusses his work and its influences.

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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BOMB 144, Summer 2018

Featuring interviews with Chris Martin, Cy Gavin, Tauba Auerbach, Sam Hillmer, Amy Jenkins, Florian Meisenberg, John Akomfrah, Simone Forti, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Anna Moschovakis

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BOMB 145, Fall 2018

In the process of putting together each new issue of BOMB, we often come across distinct resonances between interviews—shared themes, creative preoccupations, and even specific phrases crop up time and again within otherwise disparate features. In these pages, artists discuss their expansive notions on collaboration. Their practices tend to split, reapportion, or redefine authorship, privileging process over individual intention and encouraging unique partnerships with spectators, local communities, film subjects, and one another. These willful acts of reaching out and beyond are as vital as ever, and worth emphasizing here.

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BOMB 146, Winter 2019

Our winter issue is dedicated to this planet’s greatest resource: water. With contributions from Saskatchewan and the American Southwest to Iceland and Northern Europe, an array of voices are brought together here—artists and writers investigating water as site, sustenance, and symbol, along with those expressing alarm and calling for intervention.


Featuring interviews with Lauren Bon, Oscar Tuazon, Jaque Fragua, Brad Kahlhamer, Ruth Cuthand, Janaina Tschäpe, Jessica Grindstaff, Tomoko Sauvage, Cecilia Vicuña, and Alicia Kopf, as well as writing by Laura van den Berg, Natalie Diaz, Stefan Helmreich, and more.

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Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Literature, Visual Art, Music, and Performance

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Literature in 2018
The Great Derangment

Featuring selections by Tom Comitta, Molly Crabapple, Veronica Scott Esposito, Carlos Fonseca, and more.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Art in 2018
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Featuring selections by Matthew Jeffrey Abrams, Emmanuel Iduma, Kaitlyn A. Kramer, Ashley Stull Meyers, and more.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Music in 2018
Protestsongs

Featuring selections by Steve Dalachinsky, Mark Fell, David Grubbs, Charmaine Lee, and more.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Performance in 2018
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Featuring selections by David Levine, Aki Onda, Ivan Talijancic, Lumi Tan, and more.