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Winning and Losing: Bladee and Mechatok Interviewed by Alexander Iadarola
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On techno-spirituality, impending doom, and making failed pop songs.

Winning and Losing: Bladee and Mechatok Interviewed by Alexander Iadarola
Bladee Mechatok Goodluck Hero By Hendrik Schneider 01 1

On techno-spirituality, impending doom, and making failed pop songs.

Retelling an American Legend: Jeanne Thornton Interviewed by Ryan Spencer
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An epistolary novel about music, trans identity, and counterculture.

Spinning and Daydreaming: Kristin Oppenheim Interviewed by Vijay Masharani
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On her newly released collection of circuitous sound works created in the early ’90s.

Ajay Kurian by Shiv Kotecha
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The artist’s new sculptures evoke Rorschach-esque flowers and body parts, the threat of climate change, and life on another planet.

Do U Like Your Shadow From Moonlite? by Tara Ison
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Embodied Practice: Christine Howard Sandoval Interviewed by Louis Bury
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Art that addresses colonial legacies.

Valerie June by Celisse
Valerie June by Renata Rashka

June explores the roots—and the promise—of blues, gospel, and folk music on her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers.


This excerpt is from BOMB’s Spring 2021 issue.

Syan Rose’s Our Work Is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance by Tim O’Leary
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Syan Rose’s intimate conversations with a wide spectrum of queer and trans people coalesce with her art as she portrays the people she spoke with.

Candace Jane Opper’s Certain and Impossible Events by Ilana Masad
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Maria Stepanova’s In Memory of Memory by Ali Hassani
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Somewhere in post-Soviet Moscow, the narrator of Maria Stepanova’s In Memory of Memory rummages through the apartment of her recently deceased aunt and comes across a collection of family photographs, some over a century old.

Nona Fernández’s The Twilight Zone by Anderson Tepper
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From the Illustrated Novel by Forsyth Harmon
Justine by Forsyth Harmon

A coming-of-age story about girlhood in the suburbs during the 1990s.

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

Protest Drawings by Steve Mumford
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What Sustained Us: Film
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For this particularly challenging year, we’ve asked Garrett Bradley, Courtney Stephens, Alex Strada, Ephraim Asili, Nicholas Elliott, Mary Lucier, Tania Cypriano, Alan Licht, and Nina Menkes to tell us what sustained them.

Caroline Catz’s Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes by Max Pearl
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TV shows and films about alternate dimensions or alien planets are only convincing when paired with sounds that also seem otherworldly.

Matt Keegan’s 1996 by Charity Coleman
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A sleek but sensitive compendium of cultural production and politics three years in the making and spanning more than two decades.

Power and Vitality: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe by Ken Foster
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Celebrating little-known stories of Black pride and resilience in London’s West Indian community.

From Natural to Synthetic: Giulia Cenci Interviewed by Caroline Elbaor
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Installation and sculpture that investigate the Anthropocene.

Four Stories by Kevin Brockmeier
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The night it occurred to him he was living inside a corpse…

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