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Antonio Campos and Robert Greene by Nicholas Elliott
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Two films tell the tragic story of reporter Christine Chubbuck’s on-air suicide in 1974.

Mel Chin by Saul Ostrow
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Wry installations and revelatory sculptures blend art-making and activism in Chin’s unique practice of transformation.

Michael Winterbottom by Gary M. Kramer
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Crime, gossip, and feeding the media machine.

Astra Taylor’s The People’s Platform by Orit Gat
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Was the Internet intended for you? It’s hard to think about it structurally without throwing personal use into the mix.

John Miller by Liam Gillick
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John Miller and Liam Gillick talk about repurposing painting, conceptualism, and reality TV.

Unedited Transcript: Kenneth Goldsmith
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This is an unedited raw transcript, made available as a BOMB Web Extra.

Burning Billboards by Jacob Boyd
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The night I set off into dry weeds
with a red plastic gas can

A Stabbing Pain by Naief Yehya

When my symptoms became worse, I decided to consult a doctor, only to discover that nothing more could be done for me. 

Nichole Argo and Omar Amanat
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Producer Omar Amanat speaks with author Nichole Argo on her groundbreaking study, The Human Bombs Project.

Amid Amidi’s Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation by Duncan Teater
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In Chicago, where I live, I can eat a cup of decent pea soup at a bakery across the street from the Richard J. Daley Center, a sharp steel and glass courthouse tower. 

David Levi Strauss by Hakim Bey
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The relation of images is the crux of writer David Levi Strauss’s work, though it’s by no means a sedentary position. He sat down with longtime friend and writer Hakim Bey to discuss how images operate in the public imaginary.

Jehane Noujaim’s Control Room by Bette Gordon
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Documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim invites viewers into both Al Jazeera, Arab-language satellite television, and CentCom, the US military news center, for two very different media portrayals of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

Paul Pfeiffer by Jennifer Gonzalez
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Winner of the Whitney Museum’s first Bucksbaum award in 2000, Paul Pfeiffer has received attention over the last few years for his provocative digital video production.

On September 11 by Clifford Ross
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Clifford Ross deals with his personal helplessness during the events of September 11th as he discusses his new perspective on his own actions, as well as the world.

John Sayles by David L. Ulin
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Shot on location in Mexico in Spanish and a variety of Indian dialects, John Sayles’s film Hombres Armados (Men with Guns) is in many ways a truly foreign film. David L. Ulin talks with Sayles about how the film reflects the cultures it portrays.

bell hooks by Lawrence Chua
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An in-depth interview with “one of America’s most indispensable and independent thinkers,” bell hooks, by BOMB contributing editor Lawrence Chua.

James Rosenquist by Mary Ann Staniszewsk
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James Rosenquist, one of the key American Pop Artists, has been making and showing his paintings for several decades. His early ’60s work, like that of Warhol and Lichtenstein, provides a seductive but critical mirror image of the mass media.

All Tomorrow’s Parties by Barbara Kruger & Richard Prince
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Artists Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince have a double conversation, each beginning with the same question and answer.

The Writing On the Wall: Jim Chladek by Michael McClard
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On the brink of the massive 1984 cable deregulation, Michael McClard talks TV politics with ETC’s Jim Chladek. With home entertainment changing, yet again, by the internet, this discussion on public access takes on new meaning.

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