Translator Grossman and Manrique discuss the writer’s early influences, the importance of history, and his most recent novel, Cervantes Street.
Andersen and Moore exchange thoughts on her virtuosic body of work and mathematical approach to novel-writing.
Ben Chasny’s experimental project 6 Organs of Admittance has a new electric album, Ascent, out now. Chasny’s bandmate in Rangda (and former Sun City Girl) Sir Richard Bishop sits down with the guitarist.
Cantor, who directed Herzog’s The Great God Pan, talks to the playwright about creating characters who are “passionate, interesting, and unfailingly honest.” Herzog was just named The New York Times Outstanding Playwright.
Sculptor Steinbach considers the arrangement of objects in his shelf installations to be a form of language. The final month of a season dedicated to Steinbach’s work is up now at The Artist’s Institute.
Gutierrez’s And lose the name of action is at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through December 8. Houston-Jones, who performs in the piece, speaks with the choreographer about collaboration and the importance of casting.
Finnish video installation artist Ahtila and author Wolfe exchange thoughts on the sacred, transformation, and biopolitics.
Meiselas speaks with fellow photographer Lyon on the occasion of his recent survey exhibition at the Menil Collection in Houston.
Goldsmith interviews Koestenbaum on his recently published essay, Humiliation, conceptual study, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, and poetry collection, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background.
Writers Butler and Evenson discuss Evenson’s genre-bending fiction on the occasion of his recent releases, Immobility, a novel, and Windeye, a collection of short stories.
Cass McCombs’ stunning new album Big Wheel and Others is out now on Domino Records. He spoke to Ariel Pink last year about drugs, religion and immigration.
Irish playwright Murphy’s A Whistle in the Dark, Conversations on a Homecoming, and Famine are playing at Lincoln Center now. Read his conversation with Colm Tóibín from BOMB’s Summer Issue online for a limited time.
Dancer and choreographer Lemon views artistic practice almost like a Zen koan; the less performance behaves like performance, the better.
Sculptors Newman and Wurtz have a common passion for the found object, a delight in the handmade, and a keen sense of humor. Wurtz’s new work is at Metro Pictures now.
Pereda, a prolific minimalist, and Naranjo, known for his highly stylized portraits of disaffected youth, discuss their divergent styles, practices, and their shared “exile” from their native Mexico.
Choreographer Dean Moss speaks with one of his collaborators, playwright Young Jean Lee, about his early years as the son of civil rights workers and his current work-in-progress, a meditation on John Brown.
Iranian musician Mohsen Namjoo, now exiled in the US, fuses classical Persian poetry and musical forms with the American blues. He talks with artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat.
Julavits, author of the novel The Vanishers and cofounder of The Believer, chats with fellow novelist Fiona Maazel about psychic powers and their relationship to literary conceits.
Schulze is one of the most important writers to come out of a reunified Germany. This wide-ranging conversation with essayist Weinberger turns from a discussion of top-quality Amazonian soil to the novelist’s approach to literary style.
Charles Long, whose Pet Sounds installation opened at Madison Square Park this week, makes art that enchants even as it toys with the possibility of falling apart.
The obsession with documentation and online sharing might have caused K8 Hardy to press pause on performing, at least for now. Hardy discusses, with poet Raines, the runway show she’s producing for the Whitney Biennial.
Deschenes and Peterson, a poet, continue an ongoing conversation on Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, a novel that here serves as a springboard for musings on the nature of perception.
Mónica de la Torre interviews the late Elsa Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven (yes, you read that correctly) in honor of the publication of Body Sweats, a collection of her uncensored writings.
The two novelists ponder the implication of immersing fiction in place. Orner’s new collection of stories Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge is out now.
Cirauqui and Durham consider stones, skeptical enchantment, and the pros of interrupting oneself. The artist’s first retrospective is currently on view at Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst in Antwerp.
WEB EXTRA VIDEO Ashley’s operas zero in on the American vernacular, finding ways to make the landscape talk. The composer reflects on the reinterpretation of Perfect Lives in Spanish, with Waterman, who’s spearheading the project.
Fudong, known for his his elegant, puzzle-like films, speaks with curator Li Zhenhua about his latest project The Fifth Night.
Miller, known for his baroque paintings of consumer detritus, discusses his ongoing series of reality-TV celebrity wannabes with Liam Gillick. His new work is on view through December 11 at Home Alone 2 in New York.
McClelland on visual acoustics, marginal language and musical references. Her show Every Inch of My Love is at Team Gallery through November 17.
The linguistic contortions in Roussel’s work have influenced artists and writers from Duchamp to Foucault to Ashbery. Two recent translators of Roussel discuss his outlandish creations.