Listen to a BOMBLive! This podcast features a conversation between authors A.M. Homes and Francine Prose, moderated by BOMB Editor-In-Chief Betsy Sussler, recorded at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom in the fall of 2007.
Betsy Sussler on drawings by Melissa Marks which feature a character named Volitia exploring worlds consisting of “exploding . . . amorphous cloud[s] of color.”
Found-objects sculptor Kenji Fujita talks with Betsy Sussler about why he is able to endow a group of otherwise ordinary materials with such poignancy and such grace.
We are deeply affected by the sudden passing of Sarah Charlesworth, our co-founder and dear friend. A visionary and a consummate artist, her friendship and genius will be sorely missed.
BOMB founder Betsy Sussler talks to painter Eric Fischl about his new memoir Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas.
Novelist Nancy Lemann crafts languorous Louisiana dramas in her two books, Lives of the Saints, and The Ritz of the Bayou. Here, she discusses being a Jew in the south, the future of her characters, and the lingering memory of the Civil War.
Three paintings, titled A Personal History of Italian Film (numbers 3, 9, and 6) by Carl Palazzolo, accompanied by a reflection on the work from Betsy Sussler.
Watch a BOMBLive! This video features an interview of writer Jonathan Lethem by BOMB Editor-In-Chief Betsy Sussler, filmed at the Cleveland Institute of Art on October 2, 2008.
Watch a BOMBLive! This video features an interview of artist Judy Pfaff by BOMB Editor-In-Chief Betsy Sussler, filmed at the New York Public Library on March 3, 2008. This is an Art:21 co-production.
Betsy Sussler writes, “[Carroll] Dunham’s paintings cross the boundaries of taste, belching disorder in an experience of painting that is simultaneously accomplished and uncivilized.” Dunham has work at Gladstone Gallery through 12/5.
Cofounder and Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler dedicates BOMB 47 to outgoing BOMB designer Stanley Moss. This article is only available in print.
Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler takes a look back at BOMB’s thirty years and anticipates future projects and growth.
Two stills from videotapes, Color Wipe and Animation II, and two large sculptures with neon light, from the Cat Doucet series, Depose and Atchafalalya by Keith Sonnier—written reflection by Betsy Sussler.
Playwright, novelist, actor, filmmaker, and journalist Gary Indiana talks about his most recent play, The Roman Polanski Story, and the importance of “spiritual utilitarianism” in a work of art.
Edge Theater Company produces unequivocally complex new American plays that bring a provocative mix of dark humor and ardent wit to bear in their exploration of life’s messy contingencies. Carolyn Cantor directed their latest, Orange Flower Water.
Betsy Sussler reflects on four of Clifford Ross’s Wave paintographs which portray luminous seascapes while experimenting with the power of chemistry and light.
Betsy Sussler, BOMB’s Editor-in-Chief, remembers dear friend and BOMB co-founder Sarah Charlesworth.
This First Proof contains art by Wes Mills and Bomb Editor in Chief Betsy Sussler’s reflections on it. For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
Four photographs, Self-Portrait, Celina Fischer Von Czettritz, Violeta Sanchez, Untitled and Betty Lago—Azzedine Alaia by David Seidner. Portfolio introduced by Betsy Sussler. This article is only available in print.
Part of the series In the Open: Art & Architecture in Public Spaces, filmed in Weiner’s studio in Greenwich Village, Spring 2010. A retrospective of Hayes work opens June 21 at the Whitney.
Damsels in Distress, out now, is Whit Stillman’s first film since 1998. He spoke to Betsy Sussler in 1991 about his debut, the now-classic Metropolitan.
Editor-in-chief Betsy Sussler highlights new short story collections from Deborah Eisenberg and Amy Hempel, as well as a novel, This Book Will Save Your Life, from A.M. Homes.
Pam Yates has spent months with the Guatemalan guerrilla fighters shooting her films Report from the Front and When the Mountains Tremble in the midst of the Guatemalan Civil War. She shares her experience with Betsy Sussler.
In this classic BOMB interview, Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler speaks to renowned artist Cindy Sherman about the role acting takes in her photographs. A career retrospective of Sherman’s work is on view now at MoMA.
With the play Tracers, actors Richard Chaves, Vincent Caristi, and other Vietnam veterans use the theater as a mouth piece to play out their experiences of the war. Chaves and Caristi relate the realities of war and stage with Betsy Sussler.
Rilla Askew’s first novel, The Mercy Seat, stems from her family’s stories of the migration west to Oklahoma. This novel tracks the legacy of that journey: the violence, the clash of native and European cultures and the pioneers.