Contributing Editor Liza Béar sat down with the producer and director of Feathered Cocaine, a documentary about falconry and terrorism, for her video interview series Squaring Off.
If there is any question as to what Mat Whitecross’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is all about, look no further than its title. The rockin’ biopic, in theaters now, chronicles Ian Dury’s precarious road to success as The Blockheads frontman.
Weaving through philosophical analysis, photojournalism, propaganda, quantum physics, and cyber-culture, Fred Ritchin’s recently reprinted 2008 book After Photography charts an effective path through the multifarious aspects of digital photography, illuminating a new world of spectacle as it emerges.
In episode eight of Phoned-In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, CAConrad reads from his books, The Book of Frank and The City Real & Imagined. Click through for a reading and a short Q&A.
Jake Silverstein’s Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction is a hilarious and engrossing new book that lives up to its title, blending journalism and invention. Absorbed in the book’s infectious narrative, you forget about the fact/fiction framework and simply revel in the half-true tale of Silverstein’s preposterous efforts to find material for a magazine article.
Joan La Barbara staged an excerpt from her opera-in-progress Angels, Demons, and other Muses last Thursday. Nick Hallett describes the otherworldly sounds she created with the experimental music community Ne(x)tworks.
Our friends at 651 Arts are hosting LIVE & OUTSPOKEN, their new series of live music, theater, dance paired with provocative conversation and BOMB is proud to be their official media sponsor.
In this week’s Subtext, Susie DeFord talks to philosopher-poet John Koethe about the intermesh of poetry and philosophy, commissioned poems, and meeting poetry idols.