Writer John Haskell discusses artist David Shapiro’s Money Is No Object, an autobiographical show in which receipts, bills, and ticket stubs collected by Shapiro over the course of a year are reproduced by meticulously by hand.
Belgian-born, Mexico City-based artist Francis Alÿs describes how sparse scripts lead to maximal artistic results. His new work, including the film REEL–UNREEL is on view through February 9 at David Zwirner gallery.
Mickalene Thomas on the influence of Romare Bearden, David Hockney, Matisse, and Carrie Mae Weem’s “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . . .” Her show Origins of the Universe is on view now at the Brooklyn Museum.
Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina chronicles the multiplicity of his African upbringing in his debut memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place with Tin House’s Rob Spillman.
Novelists Siri Hustvedt and Simon Van Booy compare notes on topics ranging from temporal perception to “the soup of unconscious life.” Van Booy will read at our Summer Launch Party at powerHouse Arena in Brookyln on July 27!
Natalia Almada was just named a MacArthur Fellow. In BOMB 116 she discussed her film El Velador, and her motives for filming in a cemetery in Culiacán, Sinaloa.
In a conversation with the legendary British folk singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Joanna Newsom talks about the harp, her personas, and her predilection for California. Available online for a limited time only.
Scott Shepherd, narrator of the Elevator Repair Service’s GATZ and actor in The Wooster Group’s version of Vieux Carré talks shop with playwright/director Richard Maxwell.
Steve DiBenedetto analyzes the psychedelic and nonconformist tendencies of painter Michael Williams.
Mimi Thompson profiles Rachel Hovnanian, an artist who hauntingly represents beauty at its most chilling in the form of sculptures, photographs, paintings, and narcissus petals.
This First Proof contains the short story “Books,” by Quim Monzó, translated by Peter Bush.
This First Proof contains the poem “Candor,” by Anne Carson.
This First Proof contains the short story “Monsters of the Deep,” by Elissa Schappell.
This First Proof contains the short story “My Life with Cars,” by Erica Hunt.
This First Proof contains four poems by Sarah V. Schweig.
This First Proof contains four poems by Nicholas Elliott.
This First Proof contains selected drawings and texts from Paul Dickerson.
This First Proof contains two pieces by Elena Berriolo, from Various Music For a While.
A selection of images from BOMB’s 30th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction. This article is only available in print.
Cartoonist Badaude on the relationship between images, words, and art history.
This BOMB Specific contains artwork by Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg. This content is available in print only.
Fiction for Driving Listen to Erica Hunt reading her story “My Life with Cars” in the twelfth installment of BOMB’s literary podcast series. This story was originally published in BOMB 116.
Smith discusses Afrofuturism and its struggle with memory with photographer Leslie Hewitt.The artist’s Sun-Ra-based exhibition The Journeyman is up now at threewalls in Chicago.
Watch a BOMB Extra Video! BOMB 116 cover artist Mickalene Thomas showed us around her studio and described her creative process in this exclusive BOMB Behind the Scenes video. Read her conversation with Sean Landers in the BOMB 116/Summer 2011issue.
Oft over-looked poet Tim Dlugos finally gets a proper compilation, a hulking volume of his self-descriptive brand of poetry.
A tribute to the late British-American abstract painter from one of BOMB’s founders.
Painter Rochelle Feinstein on Library of America’s wonderful collection of essays chronicling a diverse array of topics related to boxing, both in and out of the ring.
In Attenberg, filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari tells the story of a young woman’s coming-of-age while highlighting the political situation in Greece and the age-old clash between our human and animal instincts.
Cihan Kaan’s Halal Pork and Other Stories is a near-future whirlwind of contemporary geopolitics blended with fantastical story telling that is humorous, well-written, and dizzying.
“Plank,” a memorial poem for the late John McCracken.