BOMB 150 Winter 2020

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Editor’s Choice


Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne’s Why?


Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie’s The New Woman’s Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book


Becoming Peter Ivers


Glenn O’Brien’s Intelligence for Dummies


Lana Lin’s The Cancer Journals Revisited


Elaine Kahn’s Romance or The End



Interviews


Art: Bruce Pearson

by Charles Bernstein


Music: Anthony Roth Costanzo

by Justin Vivian Bond


Art: Jacolby Satterwhite

by Sean Capone


Literature: Cathy Park Hong

by Ken Chen


Theater: Christiane Jatahy

by Jay Scheib


Art: Seth Price

by Kim Gordon


Literature: Daniel Kehlmann

by Álvaro Enrigue



Fiction


Deb Olin Unferth

The Investigators


Amelia Gray

Freefall


Jenny Wu

Ice


Daniel Kehlmann

Shoes



Poetry


Sawako Nakayasu

from Some Girls Walk Into

the Country They Are From


Andrei Monastyrski

from Elementary Poetry


Bob Holman

from Life Poem (1969)



Portfolio


Takashi Arai and Jacob Kirkegaard



Comic


Jaakko Pallasvuo

Impractical Cats



Essay


Christopher Page

In Praise of Drop Shadows

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Editor's Choice

Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne’s Why? by Maria Litvan

“I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.”

Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Mark Lukenbill
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Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.

Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie’s The New Woman’s Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book by Carmen Hermo
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On the 1973 feminist publication that gathered collective and self-help resources into one big, beautiful book.

Becoming Peter Ivers by Clinton Krute
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The life of mutant-pop songwriter Peter Ivers was really something.

Glenn O’Brien’s Intelligence for Dummies by Jeremy Sigler
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A variety of texts by a writer who fancied himself a power broker.

Lana Lin’s The Cancer Journals Revisited by Amber Power
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An interrogation of the ways in which the system of representation surrounding breast cancer can isolate, infantilize, and even erase the women it professes to help.

Elaine Kahn’s Romance or The End by Rob Goyanes
Romance Or The End

All loves—and all selves—are fictions. Though that doesn’t mean they aren’t true.

Issue #150: Cathy Park Hong by Ken Chen
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The poet’s new collection of essays, Minor Feelings, threads intense friendships, “bad” English, and standup comedy into a meditation on the Asian-American experience.