Charles Long, whose Pet Sounds installation opened at Madison Square Park this week, makes art that enchants even as it toys with the possibility of falling apart.
The obsession with documentation and online sharing might have caused K8 Hardy to press pause on performing, at least for now. Hardy discusses, with poet Raines, the runway show she’s producing for the Whitney Biennial.
Deschenes and Peterson, a poet, continue an ongoing conversation on Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, a novel that here serves as a springboard for musings on the nature of perception.
Julavits, author of the novel The Vanishers and cofounder of The Believer, chats with fellow novelist Fiona Maazel about psychic powers and their relationship to literary conceits.
Schulze is one of the most important writers to come out of a reunified Germany. This wide-ranging conversation with essayist Weinberger turns from a discussion of top-quality Amazonian soil to the novelist’s approach to literary style.
Pereda, a prolific minimalist, and Naranjo, known for his highly stylized portraits of disaffected youth, discuss their divergent styles, practices, and their shared “exile” from their native Mexico.
Iranian musician Mohsen Namjoo, now exiled in the US, fuses classical Persian poetry and musical forms with the American blues. He talks with artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat.
Painter Alexander Ross on the perplexing, serpentine, visual complexities of Daniel Wiener’s sculpture.
WEB EXTRA VIDEO Watch a BOMB Studio Visit video with Michelle Segre and read artist Huma Bhabha’s take on the sculptor’s “models of the brain at work.”
Artist Ryan Johnson on sculptor Sheila Pepe’s obsession with shoelaces and her technique of “improvisational crochet.”
This First Proof contains a translation of Canto #34 of Dante’s Inferno, by Mary Jo Bang.
Web Extra Video Read excerpts from Yankelevich’s poem Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt plus a video by Yankelevich and Jeanne Liotta.
Invisible Love proposes parallels between the work of Marie Curie and Marcel Duchamp as evidence of their potential unrequited love . . .
Campell McGrath’s newest tome of poetry leaves the stylistics at home in exchange for a drunk road show that draws an exclusionary circle around its own world.
An eight hour interview with Gilles Delueze was saved for release until after the philosopher’s death. The posthumous talk covers everything from A to Z. Literally.
Donal Breckenridge goes to buy lotion. At the time he’s reading Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty. Somewhere in there there’s a connection.
Don’t let the hands distract you. The daring documentary El Sicario, by Gianfranco Rosi, interviews an alleged assassin whose only visible characteristic are his lethal five-fingered tools.
Ringtones and shutdown alerts become vocalists in James Ferraro’s newest digital album for a digital age.
Web Extra Video Artist and animator Jennifer Levonian’s work is Irreverent and articulate, and acknowledges that places, like nephews, don’t have to be perfect to be loved.
Stuart’s dance piece BLESSED offers a mediation on what happens when the world around us falls apart, and the state of falling apart is the only thing to rely on.
Anselm Berrigan responds to Joe Brainard’s new collection in neatly packaged, minimal essays.
We Have a Pope is about a hitch in the business plan: a man elected to the papacy runs for the hills.