The Whitney’s Off the Wall: Part 1 raises questions about museums’ duty and capacity to preserve and re-present performance art. John Sherman reviews the show.
What better way to luncheon in the garden than on Sean Mellyn’s subversive/commemorative Monet inspired Chinette? Laurie Simmons speaks with Mellyn about his residency in Giverny and the work that sprung forth from the lily pond.
Alexandra Kleiman’s Digital Flux opens Saturday, July 31 at 7 Dunham Place #4N in Williamsburg. The independent curator discusses her active curation and everybody’s favorite topic Facebook.
Powered by the refrain-directive “write,” and “cross out,” the content of poet and collage artist Lucy Ives’ most recent work, Anamnesis, remains under active, sustained deliberation throughout. BOMBlog’s Claire Wilcox emailed with Ives.
Robin Black’s debut story collection, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This , is chock-full of impeccable examples of how and why the American Short Story remains a vibrant, meaningful genre.
Lynn Maliszewski talks with artist Rachel Beach, tracing Beach’s preoccupation with transitions in perception, from the sculptural disorientations shown at Like the Spice Gallery to her upcoming residency at the Lower East Side Printshop.
Paul Killebrew’s debut collection of poems, Flowers, is excitingly fresh, mining a strong vein of modern American poetry with a deft touch. BOMBlog’s Jack Palmer talks to the poet about form, simplicity and the poetics of tax law.
Guillevic’s Geometries, deftly “Englished,” by the venerable Richard Sieburth is out now as part of Ugly Duckling Presse’s Lost Literature series. BOMBlog’s Levi Rubeck squares the circle.
BOMBsessions are short docu-music-mentaries featuring live performances by and interviews with exceptional and under-appreciated musicians. This BOMBsession features the incredibly prolific underground legend R. Stevie Moore.
YouTube starlet Jack Rebney, a.k.a. the Winnebago Man, faces a second round of national exposure–this time with a bit more cheer.
It was with reluctance that Shane Jones initially submitted his novel, Light Boxes, to Adam Robinson, Founding Editor of Publishing Genius, who accepted his submission with equal reluctance. Featuring a recording of him reading from the novel.
BOMB’s very own Lena Valencia and music blogger PIXELHORSE (a.k.a Elise Oh) give you an instant-messaged tour of this year’s Northside Festival put on by L Magazine, complete with pictures and video.
If there is an edge to painting, has anyone ever jumped off? Klein jumped, or so staged it. He is the point of departure for Joyce Kim’s most recent body of work.
Drifts and Derivations: Experiences, Journeys and Morphologies, an exhibition currently at the Reina Sofía in Madrid, documents Brazilian and Chilean architectural concepts that all espouse ideas concerning ties between public space and collective life.
Lindsay Howard chats with netartist Jon Rafman.
Gordon Lish has loomed large in the background of the American short story for nearly half a century. BOMBlog’s B.C. Edwards spoke with Lish over the phone about revision, reduction and the silence that precedes reading.
Lynn Maliszewski on Jenny Morgan’s hyper-realistic, technically experimental portraits with subjects that hover in the space between intimacy and autonomy.
In episode 10 of Phoned-In, BOMB Magazine’s poetry reading by phone podcast, Ben Mirov reads from his book, Ghost Machine. Click through for a reading and a short Q&A.
Mysterious, talented, and “lyrically-lax” Justin Ringle of Portland’s Horse Feathers talks to Andrew Frank about his music, his inspirations, and how (if not why) the words “just feel right.”
Nic Brown is the author of 2009’s Floodmarkers and now Doubles, a novel about a lapsed tennis player with unrealized dreams and a wife in a coma.
BOMBlog’s Jenny Borland and artist Darren Bader collaborate on a conversation.
Somewhere between art book and poetry opus, Brandon Downing’s Lake Antiquity fills a void that may well represent the future-space of new writing. BOMBlog’s Ben Mirov picks his brain.
X is for Xerox, Gen, and the kind films Steak Mtn. designs sets for. Peter Moysaenko lunches with him and discusses the process and degradation behind SM’s transgressive visions.
Paul Brunick tackles some critical misconceptions of Anthony Mann’s work throughout his career.
Alex Traub navigates his way through the maze of bands and brands at this year’s Bonnaroo festival.
Writing the Silences is only Richard O. Moore’s second book, decades of poems—a lifetime of poems—pared into one stark collection.
Ander Monson’s Vanishing Point is both a book and a website, the two connected by textual daggers that lead the reader down the endless hallways of the Internet. BOMBlog’s Amy Whipple talks with the author.
Barry Gifford’s fiction follows characters through numerous dark alleys and grimy, disreputable backwaters. David Lynch has said that reading these novels is, “like looking into the Garden of Eden before things went bad.” Bad, here, being a relative term.
Musician Carl Simmons recorded the album Honeysuckle Tendrals ten years ago, and it has just been released by Sacred Bones Records. Click through to read the interview and to hear three of Carl Simmons’s songs.