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Radical Collectivity: Ephraim Asili Interviewed by Chrissie Iles
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On his debut film, The Inheritance, which weaves together histories of the MOVE organization, the Black Arts Movement, and his own time in a Black Marxist collective.

Radical Collectivity: Ephraim Asili Interviewed by Chrissie Iles
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On his debut film, The Inheritance, which weaves together histories of the MOVE organization, the Black Arts Movement, and his own time in a Black Marxist collective.

Lafawndah’s The Fifth Season by Lily Sperry
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Lafawndah extends outward, drawing on the emotionally charged myths of N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy to guide her.

Growth Potential: Lisa Harris Interviewed by IONE​
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On her new album with Nicole Mitchell, EarthSeed, inspired by Octavia Butler’s prescient series of Afrofuturist Parables.

The End of White Supremacy, An American Romance by Saidiya Hartman
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One hundred years later, Hartman revisits W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 short story, “The Comet”—”a speculative fiction about the end of the world written after the pandemic of 1918, after the Red Summer of 1919, and in the context of colonial expansion and atrocity.”

Impractical Cats by Jaakko Pallasvuo
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The cats were entering middle age and felt despair. They had come to realize that life was not a project one could complete successfully. Life was not a treat.

Unity and Defiance: Bacurau Reviewed by Ken Foster
Bárbara Colen as Teresa in Bacurau 2020

A world in which quiet beauty can still intercept brutality and corruption.

An Astral Monument: Andrei Ujică Interviewed by Courtney Stephens
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On directing a film about the Mir space station and viewing the fall of the Soviet Union from above.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Film in 2018
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Featuring selections by Sasha Bonét, Lisa Borst, Nicholas Elliott, Mark Harwood, and more.

Can a Painting Not Have Fun?: Caitlin Cherry Interviewed by Zoe Dubno
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The New York-based artist discusses collaboration, deskilling, and life after the end of the world.

Ursula Le Guin and Todd Barton: Music and Poetry of the Kesh by Matthew Erickson
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Ancient music to accompany a sci-fi novel.

A Presence, Not a Ghost, But a Feeling: Lynell George Interviewed by Connie Samaras
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Conducting a posthumous interview with science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler.

Never Tell Them Your True Name: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin by Monica Uszerowicz
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“Resistance and change often begin in art.”

Gender Trouble in Queer Paradise by Tavia Nyong'o
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Future St. is set in an America in which homosexuality has triumphed over heterosexuality, cloning has replaced sexual reproduction, and California has seceded from the mainland United States to form the gay male state of “Clonifornia.”

Hoaxing History by Hayden Bennett
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Obscuring the past to get at truth in Paul La Farge’s The Night Ocean

Amitav Ghosh and Curt Stager
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If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.

China Miéville by Paul La Farge
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Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.

Alexandra Kleeman & Lincoln Michel
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On genre, influence, and getting weird in fiction.

Yoss by Jacqueline Loss
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“Look at me, I have an inner life, I think differently, I am different, and yet, I can also reflect back your own thoughts.”

César Alvarez’s Futurity and Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp’s The Creeping Garden by Michael Blair
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A musical that argues against itself, posing more questions than it could ever attempt to answer.

Mark von Schlegell by Erika Landström
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“Fiction can be this art object that doesn’t show us anything new about reality, but draws out everything fake.”

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