Raymond Voinquel’s cinematic style pushed the envelope of fashion photography. Collaborating with writers and directors, he found a scale to match his vision of style on the big screen.
Fashion icon Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn discusses her long artistic career as a dancer, model, photographer, designer, and sculptor.
In this classic BOMB interview, Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler speaks to renowned artist Cindy Sherman about the role acting takes in her photographs. A career retrospective of Sherman’s work is on view now at MoMA.
Bruce Weber’s photographs of “beautiful” young people bring up questions of cruelty, exhibitionism and the exposure of sexuality. Rosemary Carroll explores how public response to Weber’s work affects his own perspective.
Writer, director, and filmmaker John Jesurun talks to Craig Gholson about making films without filming, and how to take pop lyrics seriously. His new show, Liz One, is up at The Chocolate Factory through 10/31.
BOMB Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler speaks to painter Ralph Humphrey about his personal artistic history and the influences in his work. Humphrey’s work is at Gary Snyder gallery through October 20.
A candid interview with ‘80s downtown actor and playwright Jeff Weiss, starting with a scene from And That’s How the Rent Gets Paid, Part IV and continuing with questions pulled from a hat.
Allen Frame talks to playwright and director María Irene Fornés, author of several plays including the Obie-winning Mud, Danube, and Sarita.
Pam Yates has spent months with the Guatemalan guerrilla fighters shooting her films Report from the Front and When the Mountains Tremble in the midst of the Guatemalan Civil War. She shares her experience with Betsy Sussler.
BOMB Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler talks to Nicolas Echevarria, who makes films through the Centro de Produccion de Cortometrajo in Mexico City.
Poet and translator Edouard Roditi (1910–1992) speaks with writer Bradford Morrow about his autobiographical projects and his involvement in the Surrealist Movement.
Taylor Mead 1925-2013, his innocence, sophisticated wit, and infinite charm will be sorely missed.
Artist Robin Winters talks about his assorted odd jobs, his cast of characters, and sets an ultimatum for the American government.
Filmmaker Lizzie Borden imagines a post-revolutionary future in which women of all races band together to overthrow a male-dominated media and government. She discusses the film’s adoption of ‘60s counterculture rhetoric and the value of science fiction.
Gary Indiana writes that Daniel Schmid’s films, including Hecate, Paloma, and Shadow of Angels, “elaborate the sensual fantasies people call forth to veil reality, a response of desire to exigencies of the social order.”
Heidrun Roshöft conveys the most formative experiences in Jörg Immendorff’s life . . . from artistic isolation in West Germany, a camaraderie with fellow German artist A.R. Penck, to the development of the Café Deutschland series.
Artists Harry Kipper and Roger Herman argue about art, share stock tips, and discuss the finer points of being German.
In an unorthodox interview with TV writer and producer Mark Magill, novelist and feminist critic Kathy Acker talks about marriage, sex, God, the Thirteenth Amendment, and baseball.
The San Francisco-based artist Mark Pauline integrates industrial machinery, animal carcasses, and political commentary in his performance work. He speaks to Bill Edmonson about his creative process.
David Seidner describes the spatially-aware sculptures of Jene Highstein as “awesome yet inviting somehow: shapes that beckon to caress, that speak of intimacy, be they the size of a fist, or a ten ton piece of polished black granite.”
Folk artist and musician James “Son” Thomas discusses his collection of human teeth, getting shot by his wife, and the healing powers of first lady Nancy Reagan.
Comedian Rockets Redglare knew from an early age that he wanted to be a night person. Hanging out is essential to his approach to connecting with his audience.
Two men of the stage: Kabuki master Onoe Kuroemon II speaks with musician and composer Robert Aaron about a life in the traditional Kabuki Theater.
Using their own lives as an interpretive key, Nightshift theater group members break from the influence of American and English techniques in what they call the new stage of “para-theater.”
Character is everything for Maria Duval. She speaks with Suzanne Mallouk about her fluctuating sense of self as a versatile collection of personalities.
JoAnne Akalaitis discusses the history of Mabou Mines, the avant-garde theater company, and her various projects.
The prolific Joan Tewkesbury (best known for writing the screenplays for Nashville and Thieves Like Us), and David Seidner, engage in a pre-dinner chat about her varied career as a dancer, writer, and director.
Renowned playwright and novelist James Purdy dismisses small-town life and the New York “pygmies who rule literature,” among other things, in this delightfully cantankerous conversation with Allen Frame.
Betsy Sussler grills playwright James McLure on his interpretations of Americana.
Cookie Mueller and the “quick” theater mastermind H.M. Koutoukas, on why playwriting is less “brutal” than prose, and the excitement of bombing a theatre.