Gregory Crane discusses his painterly process with novelist Simon Lane, expatiating on his unique formulation of “realism,” the inspired method by which his art strives to unsheathe the numinous forces of the visible world.
Marjorie Welish, artist and critic, brings Robert Barry, Martha Rosler, and Nancy Spero together in conversation about the significance of language, words, and text in their work.
The Brazilian sculptor on the notion of taste, the concept of kitsch, and the rejection of traditionalism, with artist Shirley Kaneda.
Having just completed a biography of Jean Genet, Edmund White discusses jazz, sculpture, and “the art of the flaneur” with abstract sculptor Alain Kirili over dinner in Paris.
A short story, titled “Footnotes,” by Klaus Kertess.
Paul Beatty, acclaimed and inventive author, speaks with poet, critic, and gallery owner Christian Haye on issues of personal politics, performance, group-think, and getting by with style in the world of contemporary poetry.
Lili Taylor talks to Nicole Burdette about her small theater company, Machine Full, and the dependence of “independents”.
Almodóvar’s trademark rich, cartoon-like palate combined with dark telenovela-esque plotlines make his films instantly recognizable and consistently watchable. His new film, The Skin I Live In, is in theaters now.
Songwriter, author, and filmmaker Djur Djura contemplates her decision to embrace values of both traditional Algerian and French culture—and the sometimes horrifying consequences of her choice.
Richard Foreman, founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater Company, has produced decades of groundbreaking experimental theater, creating a theatrical tradition with no parameters of restraint. Idiot Savant is up now at the Public.
Han Ong speaks to the endlessly quotable Suzan-Lori Parks about her playwriting experiences. She’ll be doing a reading at the University of Puget Sound on the 22nd.
A short story, titled “Almenrausch,” by New York Writer Vivian Heller. This article is only available in print.
A poem, titled “Box Turtle,” by Manhattan Poet Mark Solomon. This article is only available in print.
Cofounder and Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler dedicates BOMB 47 to outgoing BOMB designer Stanley Moss. This article is only available in print.
A short story, titled “In Love With Me,” by Padgett Powell. This article is only available in print.
Two drawings accompanied by text, concerning the changing sign language gestures for Homosexual and African American, titled Sign Language, by Jane Kaplowitz.
Chapter Thirteen from the novel, The Track of Real Desires, by Bevery Lowry. This article is only available in print.
Three poems, titled “Angel,” “Report From Nirvana,” and “The Rest Area,” by Sophie Cabot Black. This article is only available in print.
An untitled ink drawing by Christian Schumann. This article is only available in print.
Two graphite drawings on paper, Untitled by Roland Flexner. This article is only available in print.
Two ink stamped pieces out of a set of four, Untitled by Glenn Ligon. This article is only available in print.
Untitled (for BOMB Magazine) by Eva Lundsager, 1993. This article is only available in print.
Oil painting on canvas titled Wild Girls in BOMB (none are dead, just knocked out) by Kim Dingle. This article is only available in print.