Frontman Mike Donovan discusses the lo-fi DIY recording and music-making process of Sic Alps, set to release their fourth full-length album.
Get your La Di Da on this weekend, along with a good dose of a BOMB poetry smackdown. A full itinerary of weekend events for all you superHUMAN’s.
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read three poems by Eric Gudas, with art by Summer Wheat, selected by Jozeph Herceg.
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.
Ryan Sheldon sits down with filmmaker Heidi Ewing to discuss Detroit, the national crisis, and visions of hope in her recent documentary Detropia, made in collaboration with Rachel Grady and Craig Atkinson.
Alex Zafiris talks to artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe about their new installation and fourth collaboration, Stray Light Grey, presented at Marlborough Chelsea in New York.
Christopher Higgs on reading Olivia Cronk’s Skin Horse in New Orleans.
In the third of a series of conversations with La Di Da Festival filmmakers, Stephen Gurewitz and Kentucker Audley discuss their films Open Five 2 and Marvin Seth and Stanley via g-chat .
It’s the fall season and New York is revving back up with art openings, book launches, and the first ever La Di Da Film Festival, plus so much more!
Your weekend fix is here.
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read “Development,” a short story by Matthew Pitt, selected by Fiction Editor Rosie Parker.
Lauren Bakst interviews Nora Chipaumire on dance-making as a form of activism and the power of the human body as a medium for art.
Peter Rock on the collection and distillation of information, the interplay between fictional and real worlds, and the dogged process of revision, in his new novel The Shelter Cycle.
On the eve of the release of Stag’s Leap, Sarah V. Schweig speaks with Sharon Olds about ideas, idealization, and murder mysteries.
In the second of a series of conversations with La Di Da Festival filmmakers, Josh Safdie and Maiko Endo discuss their films The Black Balloon and Kuichisan. Programmer Miriam Bale brings them together.
Sabrina Ratté talks to Ari Spool about her films and the organic nature of the inorganic artifice.
It’s abundantly clear what you should do this week.
Find a way out of your television set and its national conventions.
Jeff Grunthaner speaks with author Joshua Henkin about his latest novel, The World Without You, about an American family contending with elements beyond their control.
Simon Dinnerstein on the power of sychronicity, the idea of the “masterpiece,” and art that defies strategy, taxonomy, and possibly even the artist.
Levi Rubeck speaks with poet Paisley Rekdal about the role of the pastoral and her approach to humanity’s uglier facets her book, Animal Eye.
Kleber Mendonça Filho on his first feature-length work, Neighboring Sounds, a film with an eye towards the unsteady, often patriarchal relationships between classes and the illusion of security.
Amy Seimetz and Craig Zobel discuss genre and gender dynamics in their films. Seimetz’s Sun Don’t Shine is in theaters and on VOD now.
This is real, not fake.
Bellatrix Hubert talks with Legacy Russell about the state of the arts, not being a curator, and the buzz of her recent Hummingbird.
Word Choice features original works of fiction and poetry. Read four poems by Julia Cohen, with art by Geoffrey Todd Smith, selected by Daniel Moysaenko.
Leah Umansky speaks with author Carole Maso about her new book, Mother and Child, a dreamlike sequence of interconnected images, characters, and moments.
Artist Emily Roysdon on the many facets of “queer,” playing with language, activism through aesthetics, and making the audience happy.