We aim to make the quiet season less quiet.
Nicolle Elizabeth talks with author John Reed about the tenth anniversary edition of his novel Snowball’s Chance.
Melissa Broder puts it on the line—practical fantasy, art as oppression, pasties and pole dancing, cross-genre collab, faith, fashion, booze and acid, brooding teens. Yeah, and poetry.
We shall guide you, weary traveler. Here’s your complete itinerary for this weekend.
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read four poems by Melissa Broder, with art by Paul K. Tunis, selected by Peter Moysaenko.
Alex Ross Perry talks about literary impulses and social engagement in his first two feature films, Impolex and The Color Wheel.
Rachel Mercer on the stark and moving photography of Rineke Dijkstra, now on view with a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum.
Julia Guez explores the nuances of ambient translation at work in Aase Berg’s Transfer Fat.
The artist Fafi brings the striking perspectives of a woman into a field of creative practice traditionally dominated by men—graffiti. With a new book out, the artist reflects on an illustrious career of public illustration.
Or let us do it for you with this week’s dynamite directory of peachy possibilities.
Alison Entrekin, translator of a new edition of Lispector’s Near the Wild Heart, on the difficulties and pleasures of translating this particularly difficult and pleasing writer.
Through prose and image, Myron Kaufman has crafted an uncanny, unhinged romance between man and horse. The story (and its author) are introduced by Myron’s son, filmmaker and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.
We want to see you move! This weekend’s chock full of high energy activities.
Gary War on his latest record, Jared’s Lot, inspired by the harshness of Massachusetts in winter, the sounds of Chrome, and the times in life when shit gets real.
Courtney Maum on author Jon Raymond’s new novel, Rain Dragon.
J. Morrison’s got a bunny head, a jockstrap, and twenty-four days of printed matter under his belt.
Ryan Mrozowski talks about his studio practice and the role painting plays within it.
Ryan Sheldon on Marco Roth’s memoir The Scientists: A Family Romance.
Putting the world back together at the last minute.
Performer and writer Barbagallo sits down with poet Szymaszek.
Don’t fall prey to money worries—we’ll tell you how to occupy yourself on the cheap.
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read four poems by Leigh Stein, selected by Charles Day, BOMB’s Marketing Director.
In episode #19 of Phoned-In, poet Feng Sun Chen reads from Butcher’s Tree and blud.
Natasha Stagg sits down with Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of Dogtooth, to discuss his new film Alps.
Photographer iO Tillett Wright looks back to her first image and the varied alphabet of sexual identity she’s captured since.
John Domini speaks with Argentine author Manuela Fingueret about her novel Daughter of Silence, a double narrative of war, oppression, and, ultimately, escape, told from the perspectives of a mother and daughter.
It’s time to get freaky with this week’s happenings
Nick Hallett on a recent performance by synth pioneers Tangerine Dream who are on the outside looking in of the most recent revival of interest in kosmische music.
The writing is on the wall in Annie Baker’s reimagining of Uncle Vanya at the Soho Rep.
July is heating up in more ways than one: right here.