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Black Passages: Curtis Talwst Santiago Interviewed by Ayasha Guerin

Layering histories and identity.

Nothing Is Ever Wrong: Chelsea Hodson by Alex Zafiris

The writer on surrendering, working through her avoidance, and using her body as an anchor. 

Summer Issue Preview: Chris Martin and Cy Gavin

The artists discuss painting landscapes, from transient rays of moonlight to the immensity of environmental changes.

A Bildungsroman Spy Novel: On Rosalie Knecht’s Who is Vera Kelly? by Kristen Martin
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The covert operative with a complex psyche.

Summer Issue Preview: The Haunting of Reza Abdoh by Marc Arthur
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Reza Abdoh, the first large-scale retrospective of the late Iranian-American theater director’s work, is on view through September 3 at MoMA PS1. The comprehensive exhibition was co-organized by Bidoun’s Negar Azimi, Tiffany Malakooti, and Babak Radboy alongside MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach.

There Are No Simple People: An interview with Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple by Alia Malek
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The writers on their latest collaboration, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War. 

Life Like: Sculpture, Color, and the Body by Cynthia Eardley
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A historical survey of figurative sculpture.

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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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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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.