BOMB 54 Winter 1996
Robert Polito, author of Savage Art, a biography on Jim Thompson, talks to Peter Carey, author of The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, about the push and pull of home, politics and alienation.
Artists Kiki Smith and Barbara Bloom wander through the thought processes that separate the compelling from the mediocre, the public from the private.
This interview is featured, along with thirty-four others, in our anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.
On the road with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and famed chanteuse Patti Smith, in Kerouac’s Lowell, Massachusetts.
Playwrights Suzan-Lori Parks and Adrienne Kennedy talk of the foundation of family and the rage of the imagination.
Weiner, whose work is currently on view at Beyer Projects, discusses the imperatives of need in language, in life and in getting the job done with the poet Marjorie Welish.
Ridge Theater walks the line between opera and the avant garde, biting over a hundred sounds a minute. An original look at how they do it.
Director Mike Figgis composed his film, Leaving Las Vegas, like a jazz score. It soars and crashes, and soars again.
He had been very young and very ill, and very hot, and his mother had put him in the bathtub to cool.
The winter of 1968 was the last winter it snowed deeper than three feet and the branches of birch, aspen, and jack pine snapped under the weight.
Regrettably, you put it near me
I know all about clouds: cumulus, stratus, nimbostratus, cumulonimbus.
She is Pierre like my ass is Pierre. She is Pierre like this cell is the goddamn White House and I am just the First Lady sitting on my ass waiting for an iced tea.