In episode seven of Phoned-In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, James Shea reads from his book, Star in the Eye. Click through for a reading and a short Q&A.
Our friends at 651 ARTS are launching LIVE & OUTSPOKEN, their new series of live music, theater, and dance paired with provocative conversation next week, and BOMB is proud to be their official media sponsor.
Bahman Ghobadi’s film, No One Knows About Persian Cats, is a story about a struggling Iranian band whose members become unwitting political activists. He talks to Montana Wojczuk about the music scene and the difficulties of shooting a film in Tehran.
David Horvitz,infuses his practice with generosity and free distribution, concepts that are at the forefront of his most recent endeavor, Drugstore Beetle.
James Powers’ found notes, at first glance, seem like off-color scribblings by creepy schoolchildren. Upon closer examination, however, one recognizes his painstaking colored pencil markings that mimic the pen and marker scrawl of their original authors, enabling him to add his personal touch. He discusses his process with David Goodman.
Buzzy Plants and Animals and surprise guests Ra Ra Riot played a sold out show at Union Hall on the 13th. Paola Capó-García reports, noting the discrepancies between the live and studio sounds of both bands.
Teddy Wayne’s first novel, which involves a Middle Eastern computer programmer’s move to New York City in the days before 9/11, is a work that is ripe with beauty and potential. Salvatore Pane deconstructs the superstructure.
Dressed in Dalmatian-spotted pajamas, Baby Dee was perched on stage between a harp and a piano and surrounded by a six-piece ensemble. For anyone unfamiliar with Dee and her work, it might be an odd sight, this grown-up baby flanked by something approaching a chamber orchestra. But in Baby Dee’s world it makes perfect sense. John Ruscher investigates her new album.
The mastermind behind Medellín’s urban transformation is Sergio Fajardo, a mathematician, professor-turned-mayor, and a Colombian presidential hopeful.