Katy Gray speaks with Young Jean Lee, writer, director, and now, performer, about her latest work We’re Gonna Die, playing through the 30th at Joe’s Pub.
It’s a hard-boiled week ahead, including a Noir Festival, depraved scenemaking, auto-destructive machines, historical reenactors, and wood chippers. Let BOMB guide you through the concrete jungle…
Our friends at 651 Arts are hosting LIVE & OUTSPOKEN, their annual series of live music, theater, dance paired with provocative conversation BOMB is proud to be their official media sponsor. Each event includes live performance interspersed with an interview offering insight into the methods, lives, artistry and social concerns of leading performance innovators.
BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Peter Moysaenko, features fiction by Sean Lovelace and art by Sandy Litchfield.
She is a living squirrel. I mean to say she darts into streets, amid hissing tires, pauses, crouches where she was never meant to be, but makes it. The suckling rain, listen. Holding hands a type of fist. Open your mouth. Because love elbowed the day she wore another (a prosecutor?) and I am now hobbled of belief. So cruel to speak the obvious. This might be the day, or stay of execution, you slop of bones. A can of beer toppled off a balcony. An overhead shot of us fucking in the kitchen: we look like pale thawing grasshoppers and in my throe I grip the oven burner and can still suck this scar. The skin tastes like leftover television. I can’t see what you see, so cut my own hair. The mirror an idiot watching mutely.
Certified Copy, the new film from Abbas Kiarostami, is now playing at the IFC Film Center in New York. BOMBlog’s In Sight columnist Montana Wojczuk sat down with Juliette Binoche as part of a roundtable interview.
Al Burian reads an excerpt from his latest Burn Collector: Number 15 with reflections by Jackie Wang on the impact of his work on her world view.
As part of an ongoing column, Leah Umansky visits the Sam Taylor-Wood photo exhibit “Ghosts” and thinks about how Wuthering Heights haunts Brooklyn.
In the third installment of BOMBlog’s reprints of [ 2nd Floor Projects ]’s editions, Glen Helfand writes a letter of appreciation to artist Nao Bustamante.
From Gasland to Afghanistan, and everywhere in between. Montana Wojczuk on the evolving narratives and increasing force of documentary film.
All kinds of folks rolling into town this week, including goon squads, anarchist artists (Teach 4 Amerika), necronauts, Brazilians who take pictures in Germany, and a Fiction Invasion. Plus an attempt to resurrect one of the 20th century’s great novelists and a whole lot of failure.