17 years later, Sally Potter revisits her conversation with BOMB about her film interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Recently re-released by Sony Pictures Classics, the gender-bending film’s timeless themes take on a new meaning with each viewing. Sally Potter looks back at the making of the film and the ways in which filmmaking is different today.
Josh has a bunch of degrees. He’s also written a nice stack of books. If you read a poem of his you might agree that there’s something wild-eyed and ghostly about it. His newest collection of verse is called Selenography, about two handfuls of sprawling poems accompanied by the Polaroid photography of Tim Rutili, frontman of the band Califone, and Josh’s friend. Part 2 of a 2 part conversation.
BOMB’s Richard J. Goldstein talks generational differences, scale, and what it means to be a New York Artist with Greater New York artists Sam Moyer and Franklin Evans in this cyber-roundtable discussion.
Sculptor Hans van Meeuwen’s odd fragments and modifications impinge upon the confines of any space they occupy. Summoning adolescent relations and solutions combined with innate tension, he invites viewers to revert at a whim. Lynn Maliszewski speaks with him about his process and inspiration.
Aric Mayer discusses the problems and possibilities in photographing New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in this audio slideshow. Aric was the lead photographer covering the storm for The Wall Street Journal.
In episode 12 of Phoned-In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, Jim Behrle reads a selection of his work. Click through for a reading and a short Q&A.
Josh has a bunch of degrees. He’s also written a nice stack of books. If you read a poem of his you might agree that there’s something wild-eyed and ghostly about it. His newest collection of verse is called Selenography, about two handfuls of sprawling poems accompanied by the Polaroid photography of Tim Rutili, frontman of the band Califone, and Josh’s friend. Part 1 of a 2 part conversation.
Coco has a career that spans over 40 years, first as a 15-year-old “writer” on subway cars and later evolving into a studio artist employing stretched canvas. He is represented in Down by Law at Eric Firestone Gallery with three paintings selected from three different periods of his career. Each canvas has as its singular theme, various mutations of his tag, “coco.”
The stories of Tiphanie Yanique’s debut collection How To Escape From A Leper Colony hold no fear. Centered on life in the US Virgin Islands, they seem ready for the generic lexicon of lazy reviewers. BOMBlog’s intrepid Jack Palmer spoke with Yanique about the fallacy of that vocabulary and the lessons available in literature.
Jennifer Vanderbes is the kind of writer who makes the project of writing a novel seem like the noblest pursuit in the universe. The worlds she creates, both in 2003’s Easter Island and this month’s Strangers at the Feast, feel fully contemplated, completely explored, as though she would know anything you dared to ask about them, no matter how trivial. BOMBlog’s Emily Testa speaks to her about authenticity and adultery—specifically, how fiction needs more of one and a whole lot less of the other.