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BOMB #154 Preview: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore by Amy Gall
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In this excerpt from her interview in BOMB’s winter 2021 issue, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses activism, gay bars, and her forthcoming book, The Freezer Door.

BOMB #154 Preview: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore by Amy Gall
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In this excerpt from her interview in BOMB’s winter 2021 issue, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore discusses activism, gay bars, and her forthcoming book, The Freezer Door.

Portfolio by Malcolm Peacock
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Billy-Ray Belcourt by Layli Long Soldier
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As an Indigenous poet, Belcourt is creating space for himself and his community in “a world we did not want, a world that we did not build for ourselves.”

Brenda Goodman by Clarity Haynes
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The painter looks back on five decades of experimentation and how that’s generated new levels of confidence and clarity in her art.

A Surreptitious Form of Activism: Michelle Handelman Interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris
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The filmmaker on her 1995 film BloodSisters documenting San Francisco’s leather-dyke scene.

Issue #152: Jibz Cameron by Svetlana Kitto
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The performance artist aka Dynasty Handbag recounts her journey from the San Francisco DIY scene to New York’s avant-garde theater world and ultimately to Hollywood.

Tattoo by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
My Favorite Girlfriend Was A French Bulldog

My favorites are the ones you see, but I have a lot you don’t see unless I’m naked. And I’m not going to get naked now. I’m too embarrassed with you.

Tania Cypriano by Amy Jenkins
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Cypriano’s documentary Born to Be follows the profound journeys of several patients and doctors at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.

Issue #151: Chitra Ganesh by Tausif Noor
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In her paintings, videos, and installations, Ganesh plays with the distinction between art object and artifact, myth and history, to posit alternative, emancipatory futures.

Bruce Boone by Evan Kennedy
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Bruce Boone Dismembered selects from four decades of unflinching, intimate prose and poetry on gay life by the cofounder of San Francisco’s New Narrative movement.

Charles Atlas by Erica Getto
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Since the ’70s, the filmmaker, video artist, and pioneer of “media dance” has recorded exceptional bodies in motion—dancers, drag queens, and punk musicians.

Departing from the Template: McKenzie Wark Interviewed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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The writer on the fiction of autobiography, drugs as a gateway to gender euphoria, and trans writing that remakes the world.

Jacolby Satterwhite by Sean Capone
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The artist mines the visual languages of virtual reality, contemporary dance, music videos, ancient Roman architecture, and West African shrouding rituals to create a “weird, metastasized utopia” of digital social space.

Femmes Damnées: Jacqueline Audry’s Olivia by Mark Lukenbill
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A 1950s queer cinema staple has been restored.

Exorcism, or Eating My Twin by Sam Cohen
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My twin and I met in the Midwestern college town where she lives, at a fan convention for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was dressed as Faith, the bad slayer in black leather and burgundy lips.

Hurtling Toward a New Voice: On Niviaq Korneliussen’s Last Night in Nuuk by Ruby Brunton
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Nuanced identity and adolescent angst from Greenland.

Vengeance Poetry: Andrea Abi-Karam Interviewed by Davey Davis
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The writer on kill bro poems, cyborg transformations as erotic experiences, and implicating the self.

I want you to know that I am hiding something from you by Kaitlyn A. Kramer
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Hidden passions made to be seen.

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