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Different Histories: Onyedika Chuke Interviewed by Rehan Ansari, George Bolster & Sara Reisman

Creating an incomplete archive.

Issue #148: Lee Quiñones by Luc Sante

Painter Lee Quiñones grew up on the Lower East Side and began his career tagging subway cars. His latest paintings are cut from his studio walls.

Making Impractical: Ýrúrarí Interviewed by Zach Davidson

Redesigning and repurposing sweaters.

Paying Attention to Human Failure: Peg Alford Pursell Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
A Girl Goes Into The Forest

The writer on her new collection of seventy-eight stories, lyrical compression, and protecting artistic inner silence.

Femmes Damnées: Jacqueline Audry’s Olivia by Mark Lukenbill
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A 1950s queer cinema staple has been restored.

Valves Wide Open: Kimberly King Parsons Interviewed by Lincoln Michel
Black Light

The writer on her new story collection, working sentence by sentence, and giving in to her influences.

Something You’re Not Supposed to Look At: Christopher Harris Interviewed by Andrew Northrop
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The filmmaker discusses his resurgent work still/here and the examination of landscape and history through the lens of race.

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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BOMB 147, Spring 2019

Featuring interviews with Young Joon Kwak, Kazuo Hara, Bill Jenkins, Ligia Lewis, William Basinski, Titus Kaphar, José Roberto Cea, and Barry Lopez.

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BOMB 148, Summer 2019

Featuring interviews with Mary Weatherford, Nanfu Wang, Lee Quiñones, Venkatachalam Saravanan, Tyshawn Sorey, Ben Whishaw, Édouard Louis, Geovani Martins, Prageeta Sharma, and James Thomas Stevens.

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Ofri Cnaani by Samuel Jablon Kazuo Hara by Ken Jacobs From Affinity to Twinship: A Conversation by Leah Dieterich & Meg Whiteford Daniel R. Small by David Matorin Sam Fleischner by Liza Béar John Turturro by June Stein Elisabeth Subrin by Gary M. Kramer DD Dorvillier by Suzanne Snider Darkness and Light: Dan Sheehan Interviewed by Sara Nović Erik Moskowitz & Amanda Trager by ​Craig Kalpakjian Helado Negro by Ari Spool Stephen O’Malley by C. Spencer Yeh Beau Rice by Aiden Arata Jim Nutt & Gladys Nilsson by Richard Hull Stephen Dixon by Ted Hendrick We Still Have Survivors With Us: Rebecca Makkai Interviewed by Nicolaia Rips Gillian Wearing  by Grady T. Turner​ Tribble & Mancenido by Ashley McNelis Paola Prestini by Helga Davis Salman Rushdie  by Ameena Meer

Summer Reads

A selection of interviews with the authors of our favorite summer releases.

The Slippery Ideal of American Freedom: Joshua Furst Interviewed by Vince Passaro
Revolutionaries

A novel about childhood memories of a radical milieu and what it tells us about our times.

An Homage to How Artists Inspire Artists: Courtney Maum Interviewed by Katharine Coldiron
Costalegre

The author on writing about the swell before a war, factual inaccuracy as surrealism, and taking a jab at our own heedlessness.

Maryse Meijer’s Rag by Daniel Felsenthal
Rag

A short story collection with a nuanced sense of morality.


Love is Something We Inherit: Yanyi Interviewed by Sarah Sala
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The poet on the myth of total knowledge, resisting answers, and the anxiety of completion.