Since his role as Tyrone “Clean” Miller in Apocalypse Now at age 14, Laurence Fishburne’s career has only progressed. He talks with fellow actor Michael O’Keefe about his experience as a young actor.
This interview between artist Terry Winters and poet Bob Holman begins with a poem by Holman and ends with ruminations on the beauty inherent in words and paintings.
Hedda Sterne’s artistic career spans the 20th Century art history books. She first exhibited with the Surrealists in Paris and immigrated to America becoming an integral part of the Rothko, Pollock, Newman circle.
Painter Ross Bleckner discusses the various representations, transformations and meanings of light in Adam Fuss’s world, translated into his intense photographs.
Nicole Burdette discusses her writing process and her play Busted with director Roger Hedden and actors Victor Slezak and Martha Plimpton.
A conversation between Craig Lucas and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee about his seminal works and future goals in theater. Mr. Albee has recently been awarded the 2011 Edward MacDowell Medal.
Fresh from recording a new album (Storyville), folk rock singer-songwriter Robbie Robertson discusses his love of New Orleans with John Sinclair.
With songs that explored the darker sides of LA’s culture in the early ’80s, Exene Cervenka and her band X’s unique brand of folky punk rock has made them a permanent fixture in LA’s musical history.
Toíbín’s new play The Testament of Mary opens April 22 at the Walker Kerr Theater.
Caryl Phillips speaks to his friend Graham Swift about the origins and writing of Cambridge, a novel which speaks to the “historic, primal, terrible” journey of the African slave trade.
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Roland Legiardi-Laura invokes documentarian Barbara Kopple’s modesty as they discuss the extreme hardships and tensions involved in making Oscar-winning films such as American Dream and Harlan County, U.S.A.
Painter Valerie Jaudon positions her work between fine and decorative arts reconciling modernist and post-structuralist polemics with ease through open ended methods and interrogations that take on a uniquely seductive and feminine point of view.
In his artwork, Ayoung aims to reconstruct and recontextualize the “imaginary community” projected onto racial minorities by white society. He discusses the challenges faced by nonwhite artists as they strive for recognition and self-discovery.
With influences as diverse as his mediums, Kelley remains one of the most important artists of the late 20th century. His Mobile Homestead is at MoCADetroit now.
In a conversation from 1991, Louise Fishman discusses coming out as a woman, a lesbian, and a Jew, and whether or not these choices help her career. Her new work is currently on display at Cheim & Read through September 17.
In this 1991 interview with director Elizabeth LeCompte, she discusses her work with the Wooster Group, as well as directorial control and discomfort.
Craig Coleman says when he does drag he not only can understand both sexes, but he gets treated better as Varla!
Playwright Constance Congdon discusses the epic quality of being American and the possibility of transcending gender.
Hip hop duo P.M. Dawn discuss love, prejudice, and their musical influences from Joni Mitchell to Run DMC.
Tod Wizon looks at the “unbearable edge” of James White’s (a.k.a. James Chance) music and the man himself: a “white boy” who knows his way around blues, funk, soul, and the musical masters of the past.
Writers Louis Edwards and Ameena Meer discuss Edward’s book, Ten Seconds. What started as a short story developed into a novel on reconciling the present with the past as a process to express oneself fully.
Legendary actor Robert Duvall talks shop with screenwriter Daisy Foote, gushing on their favorite roles, the nuance of improvising, and traveling to Texas for the perfect accent.
Filmmaker Hal Hartley talks about the allure of the rock n’ roll lifestyle and the challenge of mimesis in contemporary cinema.
From Saul Ostrow’s perspective, his art is most successful when complexly symbolic, and when it challenges the viewer to comprehend, whether or not her interpretation is in line with his own.
Nan Goldin’s photography never fails to entice, shining with her trademark sensuality and tenderness. She spoke with Stephen Westfall for BOMB in 1991.
In his material language, Leonard Bullock composes bits of found objects to speak to their origins.
Zinsser first approached art from an art historian’s perspective. He embraces “materials and process as a way of finding a specific personal imagery.” His new drawings are currently on display at James Graham & Sons.
Landscape painters have settled in Southampton, abstract painters in Springs. Jane Wilson discusses her “weather” paintings with Mimi Thompson.