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Les Filles de Illighadad’s At Pioneer Works by Nina Katchadourian
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Les Filles de Illighadad’s music is driven by three guitars but remains free from the “tyranny of the solo.”

Les Filles de Illighadad’s At Pioneer Works by Nina Katchadourian
Three women (two carrying guitars) and one man walking through an empty square

Les Filles de Illighadad’s music is driven by three guitars but remains free from the “tyranny of the solo.”

Idealism and Cynicism: Psychology Today by Extreme Animals Reviewed by Maxwell Paparella
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Videos that mix children’s entertainment and existential dread.

Valerie June by Celisse
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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.

The Lost Art of Raw Recording by Ian Brennan
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Re-embracing the full sonic spectrum in the era of binary digital sound.

Get Out of That Pain: Tori Amos Interviewed by Joe Vallese
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The musician on her new memoir, how the muses showed up to help her write about grief, and the power of creativity during pandemic times.

Constellate and Create: A Conversation by Peter Kispert, Nicolette Polek & Mary South
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The writers on their debut short story collections, artifice as truth, and how music can teach you to write a sentence.

Music Made Visible: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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The North American debut of Belgian choreographer’s work set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites.

Counterpoint and Apocrypha by Raphael Rubinstein

Her concerts, broadcast the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 PM Cairo time, brought life to a stop throughout the Arab world.

Drawn Out of the Muck of America: Lonnie Holley Interviewed by Allie Tepper
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Art as flotation device.

Symphony for Wind and Waves by Lou Hoyer
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Far away from any coastline. Where the wind strikes the water for the first time. Where waves start to grow. A young wave stretches its quivering back, reaching for the wind.

Jaque Fragua and Brad Kahlhamer
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Two artists drawing from punk, graffiti, and traditional Native American aesthetics, talk about protest art and the notion of the “Post-Smithsonian delinquent.”

CHERRY RIVER, Where the Rivers Mix by Katherine Cooper
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It’s rare that as a writer I am left speechless by a performance. Writing becomes like swimming for the first time: relearning how to breathe. What can abandonment by words afford a writer besides drowning? Perhaps a lesson in listening. 

The Music Connects: Belmond Black Interviewed by Monica Uszerowicz
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A long-lost recording resurfaces. 

Meredith Monk and Jim Hodges
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The two artists consider the roles that trust and doubt play in their expressions of the ineffable.

Cellular Portals: A Conversation with Ursula Andkjær Olsen by Morten Høi Jensen
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The Danish poet on corporeal poetics, pregnancy, and the influence of classical music.

Looking Back on 2016: Literature & Music
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Selections by Domenick Ammirati, Sebastian Black, Gabriele Beveridge, Amina Cain, Will Chancellor, Keith Connolly, Nicholas Elliott, Wendy Ewald, Joe Fyfe, Lindsay Hunter, Ellie Krakow, Evan Lavender-Smith, Jonathan Lethem, Rebekah Weikel, and Jack Whitten.

Making Tom (Return): Behind the Scenes by Jeffery Renard Allen

He is Tom at the same time that he is too preposterous to be Tom.

David Lynch by Michael Saur
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David Lynch discusses painterly filmmaking, the importance of having final cut, and his latest musical project, The Big Dream, released July 16th.

Ragnar Kjartansson by Sabine Mirlesse

The artist on protest songs, the Venice Biennale and why most of his art idols are women.

Phoenix Rising: ABC No Rio by Fred Paginton
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ABC No Rio as we knew it is no more—but its legacy lives on. Here Fred Paginton sits down with the legendary institution’s Steven Englander to reflect on the role of the activist art space and its next steps.

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