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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
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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.

Mixtape: Nite Jewel by Alex Holmes
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Nite Jewel discusses the range of influences behind her gauzy sound, including vine-swinging demigods and the cost of the metro.

ONandOnScreen: Spring Dreams (Lacrimosa) by Ernest Hilbert

BOMB Magazine is pleased to feature selections from ONandOnScreen’s summer issue. Each week BOMBlog will showcase poems and video pairings from the Summer 2011 issue of ONandOnScreen, an e-journal project matching poems and videos. This week features poetry by Ernest Hilbert and a video of Sir Georg Solti conducting Mozart’s “Lacrimosa.”

Digging in Cloudland: Keeping Records by Miriam Bale
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The vinyl LP, with its shimmering grooves, has been fetishized by filmmakers since the needle dropped in the first shot of The Grand Illusion. In the first installment of the her new column, Digging in Cloudland, critic Miriam Bale traces the presence of “the black circle” in recent cinema.

Letter from Cornwall: The Port Eliot Festival by Lauren Elkin

Lauren Elkin chronicles the rock and roll bird-watching and Hermes scarf-tying at the least muddy festival in Britain. Complete with drawings by Joanna Walsh, aka Badaude.

Ezra Koenig and John Wray at the NYPL by Alice Whitwham
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At the New York Public Library on Monday evening, the “Young Lions” forum presented Ezra Koenig, lead singer, guitarist and song-writer of Brooklyn-based band Vampire Weekend in conversation with novelist John Wray.

Karole Armitage by Lukas Ligeti
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The iconic dancer and choreographer is collaborating with musician Lukas Ligeti on Itutu, blending African pop with Western symbolism. They dissect African polyrhythms and Armitage’s movement language of sinuous curves.

Big Faces: The Cool Kids of the Russian Avant Garde by Kevin Kinsella

Throughout the early 1920s, Aleksandr Rodchenko took many photographs of his friends and colleagues. Some were snapshots, others author photos for book covers, and still others would be used in his propaganda collages for the Russian Telegraph Agency.

Scoring Warhol’s Screen Tests by Dean Wareham
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Dean Wareham, of the revered Galaxie 500, Luna, and now Dean & Britta, on curating and scoring 13 Most Beautiful People, a new DVD of Warhol Screen Tests.

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man by Erik Morse
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Pere Portabella’s The Silence Before Bach by Alex Waterman
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The Silence Before Bach opens with a white screen, as if signaling a departure from the darkness of cinema into the light and divinely inspired world of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

Christian Marclay by Ben Neill

For over 20 years Christian Marclay has been creating works that explore the intersection of the aural and the visual, reflecting on the nature of how sound and image are related.

Julien Temple by Lawrence Chua
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“Even if you’re a punk you can have feelings of love and friendship.” Julien Temple

Revenge Effect by Vernon Reid
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In Tenner’s view, it isn’t technology itself at fault, but rather our tendency to “anchor it in laws, regulations, customs, and habits,” coupled with an inability to anticipate the unintended and unpredictable interactions between individual components acting as a system. 

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