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.
Highstein created sculpture that was “awesome yet inviting somehow: shapes that beckon to caress, that speak of intimacy.” Jene Highstein: Early Works will be at The Clocktower Gallery June 18–August 2nd.
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.
Novelist James Purdy dismisses small-town life and the New York “pygmies who rule literature,” among other things. The Complete Short Stories was released in July.
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.
Sarah Charlesworth and Barbara Kruger compile quotations and photographs that explore concepts inherent to photography as art.
Photographer Mary Mhoon speaks with Allen Frame about how she found photography through the lens of the vintage Diana camera.
From photographing the New York artists of the ’60s and ’70s to capturing the streets of Cuba and El Salvador, Gianfranco Gorgoni speaks to Betsy Sussler about his move to photo-journalism and subsequent responsibility of bearing witness.
Novelist, translator and editor Paul Bowles tells David Seidner about his literary career and life, spanning the greater part of the 20th century: working with Tennessee Williams, moments with Gertrude Stein, and a distaste for Wagner.
Painter Michael McClard talks with Betsy Sussler about his newest works, which focus on science and the stars.