Director and critic Mark Cousins on conveying the experience of traveling in his film What Is This Film Called… Love? and about the potentials and limitations of film festivals.
Chris Kraus on the notions of “real life” and freedom in her new novel Summer of Hate.
Haleem “Stringz” Rasul talks about the constantly evolving form of street dancing in Detroit—from the jit to b-boy swag.
Christopher DeWeese on writing what you don’t know you know and his new book The Black Forest.
Mary Carlson takes inspiration from religious iconography, demons, and snakes in her latest exhibition, Beautiful Beast.
Letourneur’s new film Les Coquillettes will screen at MoMA from July 17–23.
Dale Peck on how New York ruins itself and his new novel, The Garden of Lost and Found.
Lee Ann Norman speaks with jazz musician Jason Moran about his multidisciplinary approach to music, collaboration and drawing from many artistic realms for inspiration.
Director Ted Kotcheff discusses his rediscovered Australian film classic Wake in Fright.
Artists Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson make art a family matter.
Feliz Lucia Molina talks with filmmaker Leslie Thornton about the concepts behind her films, X-TRACTS, Jennifer, Where Are You?, and Peggy and Fred in Hell.
Gregory Lawless and Robb Todd on happiness, Cormac McCarthy, and Todd’s new collection, Steal Me for Your Stories.
Photographer Todd Hido redefines landscape, toys with perception, engaging viewers in a geography as mysterious as it is often misty.
Poet Paul Legault on the slippery process of interpretation that informed his new English-to-English translation of Emily Dickinson.
Pamela Cohn talks to Grant Gee, the celebrated filmmaker who directed films about Radiohead, Joy Division, and most recently, W.G. Sebald’s novel, The Rings of Saturn.
Clive and Mark Ives describe the history of their groundbreaking experimental band Woo.
Choreographer Douglas Dunn and frequent collaborator Mimi Gross offer insight into Dunn’s pedagogical approach and to his art’s evolution over time
Ryan Sheldon and Victor LaValle dissect the horror and humanity in LaValle’s latest book, The Devil in Silver.
Ari Spool talks to avant-garde filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky about montage, humanism, and his childhood exploits in film.
Rachel Mercer speaks with author Claire Vaye Watkins about her first collection of short stories, Battleborn, and about home, homesickness, and moving on.
Scott Davis speaks with Franco Falsini of Sensations’ Fix about what it means to be a musician, the evolution of his sound, and doing what it takes to pay the bills.
Director David France talks about activism, justice, and the ongoing struggle to find meaning, and his new documentary about the AIDS crisis, How to Survive a Plague.
DD Dorvillier on her transnational upbringing, the origins of The Matzoh Factory, and her artistic development.
E.C. Belli talks to Mary Ruefle about Madness, Rack, and Honey, the many moons of planet Poetry, and naming lipsticks.
Gillian Sagansky talks with gallerist Jack Chiles and curator Pati Hertling about their collaborative project on the Bowery, which features artist-designed signs.
Civil Jar editor—and Silver Jew—David Berman talks to Minus Times editor Hunter Kennedy about his new book and his former neighbor James Dickey.
South Africa-based painter Richard Hart brings a recipe for immortality to the canvas with fresh perspectives on a globalized neo-primitivism.
Frontman Mike Donovan discusses the lo-fi DIY recording and music-making process of Sic Alps, set to release their fourth full-length album.
Lindsay Stern, author of the new novella, Town of Shadows, talks to BOMB’s 2012 Poetry Contest Finalist, Laura Goode, about childhood fears, eavesdropping, and the color of her voice.
In the fourth of a series of conversations with La Di Da Festival filmmakers, Dustin Guy Defa of Family Nightmare, chats with Chris Maggio and John Wilson of People Parade.