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LitFilm: A Film Festival About Writers

William T. Williams by Mona Hadler

“I didn’t want to paint figuratively. I didn’t want something that was overtly referencing the social issues around me, but I wanted to find a way to describe them. How do you internalize this? How do you make a form that forces a painting to be an experience that is not necessarily easy to see, handle, or look at?”

One Poem by Martín Gambarotta

One point: / it came from that way and goes this way / the lukewarm thought

Nina Hoss by Nicholas Elliott

A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Hawthorn Berry by Harmony Holiday
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Hawthorn is a plant that exudes the hospitality of an open heart.

A Panacea for Anti-Intellectualism: Martin Amis’s The Rub of Time by Ryan Chapman
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A new collection of criticism and reportage considers Trump, Bellow, and the pleasures of close reading.

The Urban Imaginary: Never Built New York by Karla Kelsey
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Mapping an architectural dreamspace.

Unusual Instruments: JD Samson Interviewed by Tess Altman
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Stone as material and metaphor. 

BOMB 139, Spring 2017

Featuring interviews with Steffani Jemison, Amitav Ghosh, Curt Stager, Ron Athey, Stephin Merritt, Rita Ackermann, Bryan Hunt, David Levine, Hari Kunzru, Sjón, and George Saunders.

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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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Toyin Odutola by Ashley Stull Constant by Linda Boersma Brian Oakes by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold Peter Eisenman by Carlos Brillembourg Social Volition by Cora Cohen Arnaldo Antunes by Eucanaã Ferraz David LaChapelle by Krystian von Speidel Marissa Perel by iele paloumpis Sibylle Fischer James White a.k.a. James Chance by Tod Wizon Ketan Mehta by Ameena Meer Francisco Suniaga y Federico Vegas Roberto Tejada Alan Uglow by Alain Kirili Nick Demopolous by Rebecca Ambrose Dennis Cooper by Benjamin Weissman Christopher Cozier by Annie Paul Stephen Wright by Jennifer Berman Kelly Reichardt by Gus Van Sant Daniel Borzutzky by Kristin Dykstra

Wrestling with the Anthropocene

Highlighting artists whose work concerns conservation, global warming, and environmental catastrophe.

Amitav Ghosh and Curt Stager
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If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.

Ecofeminism: Faith Wilding Interviewed by Heidi Norton
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Investigating the interface between humans, nature, and technology.

Stormy Weather: on Andrew Durbin’s MacArthur Park by Evan Moffitt
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A globe-hopping novel ruminates on drift and disaster.

Warmer: A Collection of Comics About Climate Change for the Fearful & Hopeful by Matthew Thurber
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Comics have a good chance of surviving ecological disaster. Unlike, for example, blue-chip video art, there may be a place for hand-drawn sequential graphics after floodwaters recede.