From a styrofoam egg carton to scenes inhabited by ancestors, Aaron Gilbert’s work brims with a continuity in life force that eerily bridges traditions of painting and spirituality to the present.
Interventions: The Nexus of Art, Fiction, and Authorship: Part I—Tabitha Piseno interviews Christopher K. Ho taking a new look at regionalism and an autobiographical approach to painting.
Dodie Bellamy on hate crimes, Tariq Alvi’s artwork, and life behind the glass. Or, the origins of lynching through the eyes of a post-op handkerchief. The second installment of BOMBlog’s reprints of [ 2nd Floor Projects ]’s editions.
In a new ongoing BOMB column, two poets head out on the town on a mission to map—and mine—the creative arts community of New York City, for inspiration, celebration, and collaboration, through parties, openings, readings, and more.
Well, you made it. Through Winter and Armory Arts Week. Spring forward with the humor of Gary Shteyngart, a party for the young folks, a brand new score, and A Walk in the woods at night.
BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Peter Moysaenko, features a collaboration between author J. Robert Lennon and artist Lou Beach.
On a frigid Monday night in January, BOMBlog hosted a reading at Half King, the legendary bar and restaurant in Chelsea. Listen to a podcast of the event, featuring Luke Degnan, Ben Mirov, Dorothea Lasky, and Justin Taylor.
In the inaugural entry of her new column Shifting Connections, writer and critic Kathleen MacQueen discusses Krzysztof Wodiczko’s show at Galerie Lelong, on display through March 19th.
Check out videos of the BOMB Bash 2011 participants discussing their projects before you head down to the BOMB Bash itself, tonight at 7 pm at Marlborough Gallery!
On Thursday, November 18, 2010, Paul Auster read from his book, Sunset Park, at BookCourt Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY. Listen to the podcast here!
It’s raining art fairs and February is over. So…find us at the Armory show! Come to our party! Learn how literature fuels revolutions with Reza Aslan! And a little Bremer, Essenhigh, and Birnbaum too…
Bonnie S. Egan digs into Emily Rubin’s debut novel Stalina — the idiosyncratic tale of a Russian Jew who immigrates to America in 1991.
Our friends at 651 Arts are hosting LIVE & OUTSPOKEN music, theater, and dance series and BOMB is proud to be their official media sponsor.
BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Peter Moysaenko, features poetry by Ryan Flaherty and art by William Steinman.
The next Woody Allen just might be a 21-year-old gay French Canadian. Xavier Dolan, whose new film Heartbeats opens this Friday, spoke with Lisa Kirchner about his approach to depicting relationships.
On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Jonathan Franzen read for a packed house at BookCourt Bookstore on 163 Court St in Brooklyn, NY. BOMB was there to record the event, and now you can listen to the reading here.
Bookforum’s Feb/March launch featured a reading by Stephen Elliot, Victor LaValle, Sam Lipsyte, Tom McCarthy, Deb Olin Unferth and Linda Yablonsky.
Our friends at ISSUE Project Room are hosting a benefit in celebration of Elliot Sharp’s 60th birthday and BOMB is proud to be an official media sponsor.
Matt Debenham is the author of the short story collection The Book of Right and Wrong. Here he and Emily Testa talk about Pee Wee Herman, un-earned endings, and the difference between suffering and conflict.
Due to circumstance, Edouard Levé’s Suicide invites an autobiographical reading. But what you find inside won’t be what you’re looking for. Jena Salon offers an assessment of this artist and writer’s last work.
It’s verse with some burnt edges. Levi Rubeck reviews Julien Poirier’s El Golpe Chileño.
Oh, Washington. Happy Birthday. We got you Joyce Carol Oates, A Festival of French Writing, A Bacchanal Basement, Lawrence Weiner, Kara Walker and more.
BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Peter Moysaenko, features poetry by Michael Aird and art by Corey Corcoran.
“Jazz gave me permission to not plan so much. When I was anxious I’d planned wrong or hadn’t planned enough, it was kind of like, Charlie Parker says it’s fine. And it was fine.” Emily Testa talks to author Matthew Sharpe.
Samuel Jablon talks to one of the original innovators of theremin music, Eric Ross.
Underground filmmaker George Kuchar tragically passed away on September 7. In the first in a series of reprinted editions from San Francisco’s [2nd floor projects], Eileen Myles discusses the work of George and his brother Mike.
“But it wasn’t a dark and stormy night at all. On the contrary: It was painfully bright.” Elsbeth Pancrazi reviews Andrej Blatnik’s You Do Understand.
Any Simic reader knows he is a collector of images: when stored they become memories. His poems depend on arrangement like Joseph Cornell’s boxes. Luke Bloomfield reviews Charles Simic’s Master of Disguises.
02/17 @ 8:00pm – Soundscreen Design Presents: Seriously Ecstatic: Joshua White at the Fillmore East, 1968–70.