BOMB 156 Summer 2021

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Editor’s Choice


Nanfu Wang’s In the Same Breath

by Bridget Hovell


Kei Miller’s Things I Have Withheld

by Rianna Jade Parker


Rosine Mbakam’s Delphine’s Prayers

by Priscilla Posada


Chris McKim’s Wojnarowicz

by Eugenie Dalland


Alex Quicho’s Small Gods

by Esmé Hogeveen


Elisa Shua Dusapin’s Winter in Sokcho

by Cecilia Barron


Matthew Soules’s Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin

by Deborah Gans



Interviews


ART: Mel Kendrick

by Kiki Smith


LITERATURE: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

by Alexandra Kleeman


ART: Kader Attia

by Sergio Vega


ART: Arthur Jafa and Dana Hoey

by Sascha Behrendt


LITERATURE: Quntos Kunquest

by Zachary Lazar


THEATER: Katiana Rangel

by Lori Goldston


LITERATURE: Anne Anlin Cheng

by Shivani Radhakrishnan



Fiction


Village Pets

by Jenzo DuQue


Mr. Apology, 1980

by Dylan Landis


Somaly Serey, Serey Somaly

by Anthony Veasna So


Summon the Moon

by Sophie Hoss



Nonfiction


Duvet Theories

by A.V. Marraccini



Comic


Roshambo

by Ronald Wimberly



Poetry


Two Poems

by Arthur Solway


Use of the Erotic

by Rickey Laurentiis


Three Poems

by Alina Stefanescu



Portfolio


On the Tulsa Race Massacre

by Kalup Linzy



From the Archive


Suzan-Lori Parks

by Han Ong

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Editor's Choice

Nanfu Wang’s In the Same Breath by Bridget Hovell

Nanfu Wang’s documentary In the Same Breath (HBO) chronicles the COVID-19 pandemic, its paradoxical propaganda, and how China and the US “responded to the spread of the coronavirus by protecting their public image above all else.”

Kei Miller’s Things I Have Withheld by Rianna Jade Parker
Tihw

In Things I Have Withheld, Kei Miller’s most personal collection to date, the Caribbean philosopher addresses “his own body and its implications.”

Rosine Mbakam’s Delphine’s Prayers by Priscilla Posada
Still from Les Prières De Delphine

Rosine Mbaka’s film Delphine’s Prayers (Tândor Films) documents her friend—a fellow Cameroonian immigrant in Brussels—as she reckons with the aftermath of sexual violence.

Chris McKim’s Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker by Eugenie Dalland
Wojnarowicz 1988 89 Untitled Falling Buffalo

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker (World of Wonder) a documentary by Chris McKim, pays tribute David Wojnarowicz, capturing the care and ferocity of the AIDS activist and artist.

Alex Quicho’s Small Gods by Esmé Hogeveen
Quicho Cover

From weapons of war to their artistic applications, Alex Quicho’s book Small Gods takes a comprehensive look at drones in the 21st century.

Elisa Shua Dusapin’s Winter in Sokcho by Cecilia Barron
Winterinsokcho

Elisa Shua Dusapin’s debut novel, Winter in Sokcho, transports us to the off-season in a resort town near the North Korean border.

Matthew Soules’s Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin: Architecture and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century by Deborah Gans
Aerial view of 111 West 57th Street in Manhattan

Matthew Soules’s Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin looks at how finance-driven architecture is disrupting cities “not through gentrification but rather through zombification.”

Interviews
Quntos Kunquest by Zachary Lazar
"Quntos and Chris" by Quntos KunQuest

Two decades into a life sentence, KunQuest remains determined to live his best life as a rapper, artist, relentless reader, and, now, a debut novelist with This Life.

Fiction

Village Pets by Jenzo DuQue

Portfolio

On the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

A project organized by Kalup Linzy