BOMB 41 Fall 1992

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YoYo by Lynn Geller
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More concerned with portraying the truth than appearing politically correct, YoYo raps about topics like drug addiction, teenage pregnancy and domestic violence.

Donna Tartt by Jill Eisenstadt
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College pals Donna Tartt and Jill Eisenstadt exchange campus lore and anecdotes about the novel-writing process while discussing Tartt’s The Secret History. A refreshing glance at two young writers who found early success.

Jessica Stockholder by Stephen Westfall
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Jessica Stockholder has revitalized abstraction and formalism by obliterating most of their self-imposed dialectical boundaries.

Anna Deavere Smith by Thulani Davis
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Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities, by Anna Deavere Smith, was performed to sold-out houses and great critical acclaim at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Lillian Lee by Lawrence Chua
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Maybe there really isn’t a word like “gender” in Cantonese. But Li Pik Wah (or Lilian Lee as she’s being marketed for the English-speaking world) conveys the artifice and complexity of the construction with the prostitutes, actors, and secret agents who inhabit her abundant screenplays, novels, and columns. 

Robbie McCauley by Lynne Tillman
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Robbie McCauley is a formidable actor, writer, and director. As a performer, she takes dramatic risks, exhibiting an almost palpable vulnerability, a terrific intelligence, a breathtaking range of emotions.

Ron Vawter by Jessica Hagedorn
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One of New York’s most respected stage actors, Ron Vawter  is a member of the renowned Wooster Group, an ensemble of artists who, for almost twenty years, have collaborated on the development and production of daring and innovative theater pieces under the direction of Elizabeth LeCompte.

Richard Tuttle by Bob Holman
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Gregg Araki by Lawrence Chua
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“Because I’m such a Los Angeles brat, it’s about 18-year-olds, and it’s filled with that kind of like L.A. talk and shopping malls. My producer said it’s like a gay John Hughes movie directed by Godard.” Gregg Araki

Fabian Marcaccio by Shirley Kaneda
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Combining the now generic languages of abstract painting, Argentinean painter, Fabian Marcaccio constructs a bricolage of diverse cultural and historical approaches.

Television by Tod Wizon
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After 14 years apart doing solo projects, the chemistry of Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd, Fred Smith and Billy Ficca remains intact as evidenced on their newly released third album, Television.

First Proof
Philosopher or Dog? by Hilton Als

I should like so much to begin with an idea, would you mind? 

Spit by Max Blagg

The last time I saw my school cap it was in a plastic bag on my mother’s dressing table, a venerable fetish of my misspent youth. 

Eros by Patrick McGrath

I continued to function, morning surgery, rounds after lunch, evening surgery, on-call at night. It was a cold winter, and Spike was vicious.

Dwarf by Steven Henry Madoff

As if the Dog Star and gaseous bodies, ice bodies,

Doomed Survivors: A Reconstruction in 2 Voices by Ursule Molinaro

I know I’ve come to Mexico to get myself murdered. 

Reflections on the Metro-North Train, Winter 1990 by Willie Perdomo

Saturday night
I’m on the 8:40 PM local

Three Poems by Carol Weston

Individual Beast

Individual beast, you derive, like all of us,

Patina du Prey Posing in Poland by Hunter Reynolds
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A photograph of a performance, titled Patina du Prey Posing in Poland, by Hunter Reynolds, photograph by Tadeusz Rolke.

Two Drawings by Jimmy Wright
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Two untitled drawings of sunflowers on telephone book paper, by Jimmy Wright.

Untitled by Leonardo Drew
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Mixed media painting, Untitled, by Leonardo Drew.

I Live in the Past by Pamela Glick
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An oil on canvas painting, titled I Live in the Past, by Pamela Glick.

Beach Chair With Wings by Carol Jacque
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A sculpture of walkers and ace bandages, titled Beach Chair With Wings, by Carol Jacque.

Poetry and Architecture, Architecture and Poetry by John Hejduk

Dedication speeches by David Shapiro and John Hejduk to honor Jan Palach and for President Havel, September 4, 1991.

Watchman’s Meadow by Gregory Crane
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Oil painting on linen, titled Watchman’s Meadow, by Gregory Crane.