BOMB 58 Winter 1997
Philosopher David Carrier has a special understanding for sculptor David Rabinowitch’s influences: Hume, Spinoza and Wittgenstein. Based on an interview, a text on philosophy, sculpture and Rabinowitch’s methodology.
Emmet Gowin’s early works were family portraits; his later photographs, aerial shots of the American heartland, record the beauty and waste of the land. Photographer Sally Gall tracks Gowin’s amazing career.
Novelist Caryl Phillips and the great theoretician Stuart Hall discuss cultural studies and the Caribbean diaspora.
Mali’s premier vocalist describes her volatile mix of political lyrics, traditional African music, and American jazz.
Given Ron Rifkin’s emotionally deep being, its easy to see why Jon Robin Baitz wrote the lead character in The Substance of Fire with Rifkin in mind. The playwright and the actor intimately discuss their friendship and life in the theater.
Poet and curator Goran Tomcic and Slovenian sculptress Marjetica Potrč on displacement and the genius loci.
Noted for his roles (co-writer/actor) in 1992’s acclaimed One False Move, Billy Bob Thornton makes his debut behind the lens with Sling Blade. He talks with John Bowe about writing the script, playing the hero and directing the action.
Director Miloš Forman began making films in Communist Czechoslovakia. He and writer Liza Bear talk about his film, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and censorship in the United States.
Writers Donald Antrim and Thomas Bolt trade keys to iconoclasm and metaphor in Antrim’s novel, The Hundred Brothers.
I will never forget the first time I had one of those “moments” with Hilton Als. It was years ago, and we were younger of course, and I was bringing in some measly article to the Village Voice and there was Hilton, laying out pictures and watching everything.
Glen Seator’s projects are premised on Art being just another category of event in the world, and simultaneously a social text. His works reorientate our relation to our architectural environment by means of a simple though elegant process of displacement.
This First Proof contains the poems “Coronary Artist (2),” “Risk Signature,” and “Madame Narcissist.”
This First Proof contains an excerpt from the novella Guided Tours of Hell.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from the novel The Ordinary Seaman.
This First Proof contains Casebere’s photograph Tunnels, 1995. Courtesy of the Artist.
This First Proof contains the poems “The Pair,” “Sealed,” and “The Painted Colt.”
This First Proof contains the poem “Persistence of Vision: After Herakleitos.”
This First Proof contains an excerpt from the novel Famine.
The narrator of this hypnotic, harrowing, bitterly comic first novel thinks he’s a tough guy.
I sometimes wonder whether Zia Jaffrey has a sixth sense, a sort of x-ray vision that gives her deep brown eyes the ability to penetrate the hearts of others.
Hannah has always been brilliant at depicting people in retreat, not just from the awfulness of their souls, but from the sweetness of them.
Chester Himes’s The End of the Primitive, Robert Dean Pharr’s Giveadamn Brown, Henry van Dyke’s The Dead Piano, and Clarence Cooper’s Black! are the latest releases from Old School Books, the ambitious black fiction rediscovery series W.W. Norton launched this past fall.
Gerald Busby (deep breath!) made his professional debut as a pianist at 15; toured the Southwest with evangelist Angel Martinez; studied under Charles Laughton, Burgess Meredith, and Frank Lloyd Wright at Baylor University;
Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard together have created from the earth, with dirt on their hands and the imagination of the galaxy on their minds, an epic poem in the form of an Off Broadway play.
In Breaking the Waves, von Trier’s style is more like reportage, but equally as relentless.
Jonas Maron’s photographs of Berlin in the ’90s are bittersweet, made with mixed emotions
Lee Friedlander has been making self-portraits since the early 1960s.