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Portfolio by Ville Kumpulainen
1 Kumpulainen Thewindsblow

Ville Kumpulainen is a photographer living and working in Helsinki, Finland. In his new book, Out of Sight (Hatje Cantz, 2017), Kumpulainen manipulates archival images to solidify the tenuous connection between present and past, attempting to fill the gaps left between himself and his history.

Mala Tierra: Lucrecia Martel Interviewed by Steve Macfarlane
Zama 2

The Argentine filmmaker on colonialism, recreating history, and Zama.

Two Sunsets by Adam Golfer
Adam Golfer Two Sunsets 1

A film investigating memory and history, premiering exclusively on BOMB, with a brief interview by Alex Zafiris.

Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi
​Hank Willis Thomas 1

From Super PAC to supernova, two artists view photographs through the lens of time, and time through the lens of colonialism.

Two Poems by Matthew Gavin Frank
Gavin Frank Banner

Broken, the madrilenial butterfly finally suckles / from the dime blood at the ankle of the tube sock.

A Brief History of Feeling by Jacquelyn Ross
Rachel Sussman Poetics Of Space

500 billion years ago—the dark touches itself in the dark and experiences something like ecstasy. Except that ecstasy isn’t a feeling yet—the sensation is just kind of sharp and warm. Afterwards, the dark feels happy and breathless. Afterwards, the dark feels lonely.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Hilton Als​
Branden Jacobs Jenkins 1

The playwright discusses his formative years, rejuvenation of historical material, and how race is coded into theatergoing itself.

One Poem by Russell Brakefield
Brakefield Lomax Banner

The hymn for the time is bone on bone. / One man’s anthem slaughters another. / I know you’ve seen it all before— / a boy born wrong is opened up by the law

Colluding with the Hoax: A Conversation with Kevin Young by Adam Fitzgerald
Barnum Bailey

The writer of Bunk on American hucksterism, racism, plagiarism, and why we believe what we want to believe.

Looking Back on 2017: Film & Television
Looking Back 2017 Film

Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.

Looking Back on 2017: Literature
Looking Back 2017 Literature

Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

Three Poems by Diana Arterian
Diana Arterian Ice

Vast plates shifted littler ones / with constant sounds and heat terrible / Then there was a cleft and so a river

Mike Wallace by Phillip Lopate
Mike Wallace 02

In advance of the next installment of his extensive history of New York City, Wallace expounds on the pivotal early years of the twentieth century.

Rain Like Cotton by Jennifer Kabat
Kabat Essay 01

Picture an area the size of Manhattan covered in sand. It rises and falls and disappears.

Eduardo Coutinho’s Man Marked For Death/ Twenty Years Later by Will Noah
Eduardo Coutinho 01

In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.

End Page by Kamrooz Aram
Kamrooz Bomb Magazine 01
Portfolio by Sam Contis
Sam Contis 01

Contis explores the construction of myth, place, and masculine identity in the enduring imagery of the American West.

The Snows of Venice by Ben Lerner

Slow sonnets for Alexander Kluge

Wish-Fulfilling Jewels & the Poet by John Giorno

My name is Donus Pane et Vinum.
I was born in 1250 in Barletta, Apulia.
My older brother Gualtarius Pane et Vinum 
is the ancient great-grandfather of poet John Giorno
through his grandmother Maria Panevino, his father’s
     mother.
I was a monk in retreat for many years,
and now a priest for forty years in the Basilica di
     Santa Maria Maggiore.

Take Note by Julia Bosson
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Unchanging times, in Joan Didion’s South and West

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