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Hurtling Towards 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.

The Endorithm 7 by Keith Connolly
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A selection of recently reissued music by Takehisa Kosugi, Roger Doyle, Laurie Spiegel, Luciano Cilio, and Dennis Weise.

Changing the Dial: Robert Ashley’s Improvement (Don Leaves Linda) by Alec Mapes-Frances
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A newly reconstructed “opera for television.”

The Body and Its Image: Janice Guy by Matthew J. Abrams
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The revealing/concealing nature of self-portraiture. 

The Feeling of the Everyday: Byron Kim’s “Sunday Paintings” by Wallace Ludel
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Sometimes the sky is enough.

The Accidental Messiah: On Sam Lipsyte’s Hark by Hunter Braithwaite
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Writing satire in the Trump era.

Unsettling Objects: On Samanta Schweblin’s Mouthful of Birds by Lincoln Michel
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Stories full of weird.

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. 

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

Jeff Whetstone’s The Batture Ritual by Ratik Asokan
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Invited to examine the human geography of lower Louisiana for the 2017 Prospect New Orleans triennial, Jeff Whetstone set off for the batture, a patch of land that separates the Mississippi from the city’s levee. 

Marwa Helal’s Invasive Species by Safia Elhillo
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For Marwa Helal and me, the histories of our two countries—Egypt and Sudan—are inextricably linked, our shared Nile both the most obvious and fertile metaphor.

Black Line, Mixed Signals, and Île d’Ouessant by Jordan Cronk
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From Andrei Tarkovsky to Lucrecia Martel, Peter Hutton to Nathaniel Dorsky, entire aesthetic philosophies, genres, and approaches to filmmaking have been rooted in the elements. 

CHERRY RIVER, Where the Rivers Mix by Katherine Cooper
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It’s rare that as a writer I am left speechless by a performance. Writing becomes like swimming for the first time: relearning how to breathe. What can abandonment by words afford a writer besides drowning? Perhaps a lesson in listening. 

The Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hikianalia Journey to California by Julian Brave NoiseCat
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On August 16, the Hikianalia, a seventy-two-foot dual-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoe from Hawaii set out across the Pacific for California, powered by the winds, tides, two solar-charged propellers (for emergencies), and a thirteen-person crew.

Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment by Louis Bury
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An exhibition looks at historical conceptions of nature in the United States. 

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 Film in 2018
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Featuring selections by Sasha Bonét, Lisa Borst, Nicholas Elliott, Mark Harwood, 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.

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.

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