Lillian Lee writes columns, screenplays, and novels, all of which delve into the complexities of gender and sexuality. Many of her novels such as, Farewell to My Concubine and A Terracotta Warrior, have been successfully adapted for the screen.
College pals Donna Tartt and Jill Eisenstadt exchange campus lore and anecdotes about the novel-writing process while discussing Tartt’s The Secret History. A refreshing glance at two young writers who found early success.
Director and Filmmaker Gregg Araki discusses the controversy surrounding his film about HIV and gay identity, The Living End.
Artist Richard Tuttle and poet Bob Holman muse on the various roads that lead to beauty. Tuttle’s new work opens at Pace Gallery on September 7.
Jessica Stockholder and Stephen Westfall engage in the nature of materials, space, and the body in her work.
The Argentinean born painter, Fabian Marcaccio, works outside the traditional categories of painting. He is guided by his own constantly changing logic and transcultural experiences.
Reno presents subjects such as politics, rape and abortion on an unlikely stage. She gets her message across by making audiences laugh about material that is often avoided.
“I love that you can be in a completely black space with only two chairs and go anywhere,” says actor/director Joe Mantello on the versatility of theater acting. He discusses the magic of theater companies and the Catholic Church with Nicole Burdette.
A conversation with Derek Walcott, “the most important writer that the English-speaking Caribbean has ever produced,” according to Caryl Phillips. He speaks about his views of America and ideas of home.
“I got mugged the day that I turned in my manuscript…” Christian Haye talks with Darius James about racism, racial interactions in America, and his first novel, Negrophobia.
A conversation between Neal Jimenez and Eric Stoltz on the film The Waterdance, actor/director dynamics, and honestly-portrayed sex-scenes.
Often highly charged, humorous, and personal, Camille Billops’ uncompromising documentaries burst the taboo bubble around such topics as race, sex, age, and adoption. Here, she speaks her mind with Ammena Meer on the challenges of filmmaking and racism.
Artist Michael Jenkins discusses with gallerist and BOMB Contributing Editor Bill Arning how early psychological experiences condition our reaction to artistic images.
George Condo’s retrospective, Mental States, opens January 26th at the New Museum. The artist, whose “revelatory paintings span the centuries between Madness and Beauty,” spoke with painter Anney Bonney in 1992.
In this imagined interview, Carlos Brillembourg transforms the elegant writings of legendary architect Louis I. Kahn into a revelatory conversation on the aesthetics and ideology of his craft.
Up for experimental theater? Try the Cucaracha Theatre company. Drama, death, dreams—they go there in conversation with Betsy Sussler.
Sheila Bosworth discusses her fear of sentimentality, the influence of the anonymous “person who stands behind her chair,” and the weaknesses and strengths embodied by the Southern women who pervade her novels.
Kim Wozencraft, convicted felon and author, talks to Jill Eisenstadt about her experiences in prison and as an undercover cop.
Emma Tennant is a self-described femenist author from Britain. Tennant is well known for using existing texts for inspiration and then adapting these stories, such as Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde, in a contemporary and relatable manner.
Tom DiCillo speaks with Bette Gordon on directing his first film, Johnny Suede, and being one of the first to discover Brad Pitt and Catherine Keneer.
If movies are Todd Graff’s “vehicle to explore” genre and style, he certainly gets his mileage from the media with surprisingly diverse projects in acting and writing screenplays.
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.