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Make a List of Everything You Have Lost: Claire Vaye Watkins Interviewed by Madelaine Lucas
I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness6

A transgressive novel that careens through the desert landscapes of a childhood fraught with addiction, climate collapse, ties to the Manson family, and more.

Make a List of Everything You Have Lost: Claire Vaye Watkins Interviewed by Madelaine Lucas
I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness6

A transgressive novel that careens through the desert landscapes of a childhood fraught with addiction, climate collapse, ties to the Manson family, and more.

Call It Desire: Asha Pandya Interviewed by Shruti Swamy
Book cover of  The Archer by Shruti Swamy featuring an Indian woman dancing in a circle.

A conversation with the author’s mother—the novel’s central inspiration—about dance, desire, and more.

R. Kikuo Johnson’s No One Else by Lee Lai
The cover art for R. Kikuo Johnon's No One Else: a motorboat on a trailer in backyard in front of a fence with flames rising beyond.

R. Kikuo Johnson’s third graphic novel is a “meditative and melancholy story that’s nevertheless bristling with energy and dry humor.”

Layered Losses: Angelo Madsen Minax Interviewed by Megan Milks
The filmmaker's and his parents watch home movies to consider the malleability of memory.

The filmmaker’s latest work is a deeply personal story of family loss in which art-making becomes a tool for repair.

Self-Preservation by Margaret Malone
A green, yellow, and brown engraving of ferns and other plants looking especially curly and sensual, reaching for the sky.

A mother on getting acquainted with her postpartum libido.

Pay Attention to the Humming: Ethan Rutherford Interviewed by Paul Yoon
Lime book cover with burgundy tree and blue leaves titled "Farthest South"

A story collection about parenting in a post-apocalyptic world.

Making Art Out of Dead Things by Lilly Dancyger
A white man holding a large dead bird on the road.

Excerpted from the memoir, Negative Space

Did You Enjoy The Piece? by Gideon Jacobs
Illustration for Did You Enjoy The Piece

In this short story, an artist father and his son, an art critic, have a dramatic and telling confrontation at a gallery opening.

After the Father by Wendy S. Walters
Pages from the print version of Wendy S. Walters's essay "After the Father" as it appears in BOMB Magazine's spring 2021 issue.

“Each time they told me to smile I felt at risk for oblivion, as if it wasn’t me that they were looking at but, rather, some bright reflection of themselves, some aspiration gnarled against their own self-perception.”

I Fall Asleep Watching Home Videos and Dream by Langston Cotman
BOMB Magazine Issue 154 folded open to showcase Langston Cotman's work, printed in black text on white paper, against a lilac background. The text on the pages is surrounded by a thin yellow border.
The Ross Brothers by RaMell Ross
A still from the film 'Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets' by the Ross Brothers. A wide landscape shot of two people standing on a concrete wall covered in colorful graffiti. The sky is dusky blue. There is a blue silhouette of mountains in the background.

The filmmakers question the conventions of documentation with work that seeks transparency and authenticity outside of the fiction–nonfiction dichotomy.

Rufus Wainwright by Rakesh Satyal
Rufus Wainwright performing Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall at Carnegie Hall, 2006. Photo by Gus Powell. Courtesy of the artist.

Wainwright talks about his tenth studio album, the “anemic” state of pop lyrics, and why Leonard Cohen—not Bob Dylan—should have won the Nobel Prize.

Real People: Ari Braverman Interviewed by Liza St. James
The Ballad of Big Feeling by Ari Braverman

The debut writer on how vignettes became a novel, bodies as objects, and why discomfort is comfortable to read.

From Invisibility to Visibility: Sanaë Lemoine Interviewed by Lynn Steger Strong
Bomb The Margot Affair

The writer on writing about secrets, food as love language, and releasing a debut novel during a pandemic.

Desiring the Unattainable: Zaina Arafat Interviewed by Ilana Masad
Bomb You Exist Too Much Green

On writing secondhand trauma, cycles of behavior, and the loneliness of internalized homophobia.

Two Poems by Emily Brandt
Katya Grokhovsky Untitled High Res

I like when words fail. It shows we don’t believe / we totally know. Name a plant in a forest // and you think you know it. That name / to a bird or a dog, that sound is a squawk.

Gaining a Self: On Chelsea Bieker’s Godshot by Kristen Martin
God Shot

A uniquely vile cast of characters, ecological disaster, and a motherless daughter who finds strength in the unexpected.

Relationship Advice: Maia Chao Interviewed by Simon Wu
Maia Chao Look At Art Get Paid Bomb Magazine 1

Mapping personal attachment styles onto art institutions.

Let the Dialogue Do Something: Angela Schanelec Interviewed by Ricky D’Ambrose
Film still of a man carrying a child on his back through a green forest

The German filmmaker discusses her reductive approach.

Cathy Park Hong by Ken Chen
Minor Feelings Mockup

The poet’s new collection of essays, Minor Feelings, threads intense friendships, “bad” English, and standup comedy into a meditation on the Asian-American experience.

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