We are street people. Nomadic by nature. We are the grandchildren of poor, adventurous strangers. Our living radicalizes their legacy.
The Invention of Ana novelist on the manipulations of narrative, being submerged by fiction, and the protagonist as STD.
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.
The Argentine filmmaker on colonialism, recreating history, and Zama.
A film investigating memory and history, premiering exclusively on BOMB, with a brief interview by Alex Zafiris.
From Super PAC to supernova, two artists view photographs through the lens of time, and time through the lens of colonialism.
Broken, the madrilenial butterfly finally suckles / from the dime blood at the ankle of the tube sock.
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.
The playwright discusses his formative years, rejuvenation of historical material, and how race is coded into theatergoing itself.
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
The writer of Bunk on American hucksterism, racism, plagiarism, and why we believe what we want to believe.
Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.
Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.
Vast plates shifted littler ones / with constant sounds and heat terrible / Then there was a cleft and so a river
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.
Picture an area the size of Manhattan covered in sand. It rises and falls and disappears.
In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.
Contis explores the construction of myth, place, and masculine identity in the enduring imagery of the American West.