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Cynthia Daignault’s There is nothing I could say that I haven’t thought before by Ted Dodson
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The ethics of curating as an ethics of care

Jesse Moss by Pamela Cohn
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Compassion, religion, and secrets in a North Dakota boom town.

Norte, The End of History by Alan Felsenthal
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Lav Diaz’s film could have been longer. A lot of people online seem to be troubled by its length of over four hours, but from my vantage point near the back of the theater, almost everyone at the 51st New York Film Festival’s nearly full showing on a Sunday morning stayed seated the entire time. 

Paper Clip #29 by Tyler Curtis
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Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Alissa Nutting by Micaela Morrissette
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As Alissa Nutting’s Tampa scandalizes readers, the author defends her novel’s transgressive eroticism as a devilish temptation that readers must resist.

Margarethe von Trotta and Barbara Sukowa by Sabine Russ
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Von Trotta and actress Barbara Sukowa discuss their history together, the role of radical women in Germany and their latest film, Hannah Arendt.

Eyal Weizman’s The Least of All Possible Evils by Legacy Russell
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It was Eyal Weizman’s collaboration with fellow architects and geopolitical theorists Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti that first caught my attention years ago and incited my enduring admiration.

Tristan Garcia by Sandra Laugier
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Paris-based novelist Tristan Garcia, a philosopher by training, speaks with another philosopher, Sandra Laugier, about how ideas, ethics, and sex get entangled through the vivid characters in his first novel, Hate: A Romance.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins by Stuart Horodner
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Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ sculptures reference the human body in all of its dumb charm and joyful habits. With Horodner she reflects on Levinas, contingency and Chinese scholars’ rocks.

Bernard-Henri Lévy by Frederic Tuten
Yinka Shonibare by Anthony Downey
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Yinka Shonibare first came to widespread attention through his use of Dutch wax fabric, which he has used both as the ground of his paintings and to clothe his sculptures. 

Olafur Eliasson by Chris Gilbert
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Conceptual art’s shift away from the traditional art object—sometimes dubiously referred to as “dematerialization”—was more or less an idée reçue in the late 1980s and early ’90s, when Olafur Eliasson was beginning to make art as a student at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen.

Laurie Sheck by Susan Wheeler
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I first met Laurie Sheck in the summer of 1995, at another poet’s, Julie Agoos’s place in Princeton. Laurie lived in Princeton too, and taught at Rutgers, and I was there visiting friends for the day. 

Errol Morris by Margot Livesey
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Sometime in the mid-1970s Errol Morris read a headline in the San Fransisco Chronicle—“450 Dead Pets To Go To Napa”— and decided to make a film about pet cemeteries. 

Carlo Ginzburg by Archie Rand
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Renowned for his work on the witchcraft trials of the Inquisition, Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg shifted centuries to document a trajectory of crime, repentance and conspiracy that extends back 30 years.

Voices from Abroad: Baricco, Brizzi, Brussig, Darrieussecq, Nothamb by Minna Proctor

In “Multiplicity,” his last memo for the next millennium, Italo Calvino gives us a template for the encyclopedic novel: expansive, playful, difficult—successful metafiction.

Kendall Thomas by Lynne Tillman
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Civil rights theorist and law professor Kendall Thomas talks to novelist Lynne Tillman about the legal history of racism, violence and the right to privacy in the United States. This article is part of the Bohen Series on critical discourse.

Sharon Olds by Amy Hempel
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This interview is featured, along with thirty-four others, in our anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.

Martin Amis by Patrick McGrath
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This interview is featured, along with thirty-four others, in our anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.

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