Alexis Georgopoulos’ work as ARP is based in a tradition of experimental electronic music, while remaining sui generis. Watch an interview and performance.
David Phelps rounds up the second half of the 2010 New York Film Festival, touching on Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Mysteries of Lisbon, The Autobiography of Nikolai Ceasescu and some avant-garde offerings.
Justin Spring, just nominated for a National Book Award for his seminal biography, The Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade with poet and biographer, Honor Moore at the New York Public Library, on September 29, 2010. Listen to a podcast of the conversation, and check out the video highlights.
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.