A Psychogeography of Abandonment: An Interview with Sophia Shalmiyev by Cooper Lee Bombardier

The memoirist on her relationship with motherhood, immigration, and psychogeography.

The Endorithm 7 by Keith Connolly

A selection of recently reissued music by Takehisa Kosugi, Roger Doyle, Laurie Spiegel, Luciano Cilio, and Dennis Weise.

Oral History Project Podcast

Pioneer Works and BOMB Magazine collaborated on a ten-week workshop for high schoolers from Red Hook Initiative celebrating our Oral History Project. 

Producing the Social: Andrew Norman Wilson Interviewed by Jared Quinton
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Infinite loop videos.

Hurtling Toward a New Voice: On Niviaq Korneliussen’s Last Night in Nuuk by Ruby Brunton
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Nuanced identity and adolescent angst from Greenland.

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Join us for our 38th Anniversary Gala and Art Auction

Three Poems by ​shireen alia ahmed
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Sick and smelly / I dip my finger into my belly button / and it seems to go forever // Not a shallow cup this is just / AttemptS just attempts to remember / what it was like to be pastel

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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The Monster in the Mirror: Daniel Clowes by Alexander Chee Leslie Thornton by Feliz Lucia Molina P.M. Dawn by Lynn Geller & Malcolm McClaren Andrea Fraser and Helen Molesworth Mike Davis by Lucy Raven Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun by Ammiel Alcalay Tav Falco by Erik Morse Kembra Pfahler by Brienne Walsh Alejandro Jodorowsky by Alex Zafiris Chris Forsyth by Andrew Aylward Apichatpong Weerasethakul by Lawrence Chua Will Eno by Joe Sola Chris Martin and Cy Gavin David Salle by Georgia Marsh Kaffe Matthews by Anthony Huberman Charles Mary Kubricht’s Alive-nesses: A Proposal for Adaptation by Tabitha Piseno Emmylou Harris by Lucinda Williams David Rabinowitch by David Carrier Richard Powers by Sven Birkerts Sally Beers by Elizabeth Cannon

Spotlight: The Americas

Artists and writers speaking across borders.

Roberto Bolaño by Carmen Boullosa
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The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) belonged to the most select group of Latin American novelists. He speaks with Carmen Boullosa in this interview.

Alberto Kalach by Jose Castillo
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Urban planning and the Edenic garden, from Cicero to Borges; and universal knowledge and the public library, from Boulee to Kalach’s own soaring Vasconcelos Library.

Valeria Luiselli by Jennifer Kabat
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Cities haunted by ghosts, ghosts that are a metaphor for language in their haunting doubling and mistranslations, language that’s full of holes, while the holes themselves are suggestive of abandoned places and writing that fails to describe anything accurately enough—this is Valeria Luiselli’s terrain.

Violeta Went to Heaven by Cecilia Vicuña
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Andrés Wood’s film, Violeta Went to Heaven, brought me back to a decisive moment. I am 14 and I am crossing a threshold. I am walking down a hallway at my aunt Lola’s house on Manuel Montt Street in Santiago de Chile.