Influenced heavily by the figure, her background in architecture, the suburban swamplands of Lafayette, LA, and most recently, the dilapidated houses of Queens, NY, Lauren Bordes’ paintings present an alternate reality rooted firmly in our own.
Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields are the subjects of Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara’s upcoming documentary, Strange Powers. He speaks here on hyperacusis, self-imposed constraints, licensing, pastiche and other clichés.
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 her new column, Digging in Cloudland, critic Miriam Bale traces the presence of what Eddie Vedder once called “the black circle” in recent cinema.
In the documentary Two Escobars, directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist unravel the events leading to the murders of soccer captain Andres Escobar and drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, providing an insightful portrait of both men and of the interweaving of politics, crime and soccer in Colombia.
Wait a minute Mr. Postman! Is there are review in your bag for me? BOMB contributor Jackie Wang kicks off her Epistolary Review series with Lily Hoang’s The Evolutionary Revolution.
On Wednesday, October 6, at 7:30pm BOMB contributors Barbara Browning, Christian Hawkey, and Kim Rosenfield convened at Greenlight Books for a series of readings. Pictures and audio for those who missed, or those who wish to re-live, are posted here.
Trabantimino, eight years in the making and completed just one hour before its October 7th opening at Salon 94, displays bravura mechanics, a whiff of nostalgia and a sense of humor. Liz Cohen took to task three aspects of car culture: ownership, fabrication and marketing.
Carlos Oquendo de Amat’s cult object-book 5 metros de poemas is an excited and sometimes surrealist counter-point to the Latin American poets of his time.
BOMBlog’s B.C. Edwards reviews a single story from Joe Meno’s collection Demons in Spring.
Peter Gordon & The Love of Life Orchestra’s dense, experimental and deeply funky music has just been reissued, re-alerting listeners to the composer’s unique, genre-crossing sounds. Gordon spoke with BOMBlog’s Nick Hallett about collaborating with artists like Arthur Russell as well as the ways in which his work continues to exert an influence on the dance floor in addition to the concert hall.