Caitlin Roper and Jan Leo discuss Leo’s new book and exhibition, Rape New York, that chronicles her experience of being attacked one afternoon in her apartment.
James J Williams III reflects on the A.I.R. Workspace Program at the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side.
BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by BOMB intern Katherine Sanders, features poetry by Andrew Naymark and art by Mary Murphy.
Writing a letter these days seems to be a tribute to nostalgia rather than an efficient means of communication. I almost always choose to text or email rather than actually write or type a letter. But I decided to write a long letter to a friend after reading Andrew Naymark’s poem “Letter.” The poem taps into the transitory yet life-altering realm of this often forgotten art and reminds us that “some beauty has failed to be recognized” when we fail to send a letter.
– Katherine Sanders
Ella Baff reflects on the process of understanding dance.
Lena Valencia interviews future UCLA art school grad Ariel Alter.
Salvatore Pane reviews Jean Thompson’s short story collection Do Not Deny Me.
Mary Jones interviews painter, professor and RISD basketball coach William Miller.
David Archer reviews My Diva, a collection of essays that explores the relationships between gay men and their female heroes.
Montana Wojczuk tries to understand mumblecore and Laurel Nakadate’s new film Stay the Same, Never Change.