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Named after Wyndham Lewis’s BLAST, a 1914 journal edited by artists and writers, BOMB Magazine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, launched in 1981 as an artists’ and writers’ quarterly because its founders saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way it was described by critics. As a result, BOMB has made the artist’s voice an essential component of cultural di

Named after Wyndham Lewis’s BLAST, a 1914 journal edited by artists and writers, BOMB Magazine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, launched in 1981 as an artists’ and writers’ quarterly because its founders saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way it was described by critics. As a result, BOMB has made the artist’s voice an essential component of cultural di

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In a new short story from BOMB's spring issue, 2020 MacArthur Fellow Cristina Rivera Garza tells the story of a journali...
04/23/2022
City of Men by Cristina Rivera Garza - @BOMBmagazine

In a new short story from BOMB's spring issue, 2020 MacArthur Fellow Cristina Rivera Garza tells the story of a journalist who travels to the titular “City of Men” where she encounters a woman-less society that quickly begins to feel inescapable.

A journalist travels to the titular City of Men where she is confronted with a woman-less society.

Join us for a series of artist conversations at @bangonacan's #LongPlay22, featuring talks with Zoe Keating, Brandon Lop...
04/23/2022
Long Play 2022 — Bang on a Can

Join us for a series of artist conversations at @bangonacan's #LongPlay22, featuring talks with Zoe Keating, Brandon Lopez, Sasha Waltz, DeForrest Brown Jr., Pamela Z, and Amirtha Kidambi. Hosted at the Center for Fiction. Check out the schedule and get your tickets today!

ShowsKarlheinz Stockhausen's Stimmung - performed by EkmelesFri, Apr 29 5:00pmMark Morris Dance Center3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217Mark MorrisKarlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung is called that because the word can mean “mood” or “tuning,” and the six singers are required to listen in...

"The ways in which comics break down information into story and sequence can be a generative perspective to lend to the ...
04/23/2022
Environmental Comics by Aidan Koch - @BOMBmagazine

"The ways in which comics break down information into story and sequence can be a generative perspective to lend to the complex entanglements of our global crisis."

From Aidan Koch's essay on environmental comics and the medium's potential to enact change.

On the medium's potential to enact change.

All five episodes of Across the Table, our IG Live series presented with The Kitchen, are now available to stream OnScre...
04/22/2022
Across the Table — The Kitchen OnScreen

All five episodes of Across the Table, our IG Live series presented with The Kitchen, are now available to stream OnScreen! Revisit conversations with Sadie Barnette, Kaneza Schaal, Lex Brown, Lafawndah, Jeremy O. Harris, and more any time you like.

 Across The TableA virtual artist talk series presented in partnership with BOMB MagazineFebruary–April 2022    Across The Table brings together The Kitchen and BOMB Magazine in critical dialogue and creative collaboration at the turning of anniversaries across both dynamic institutions. With ...

There's one week left to submit to BOMB's Poetry Contest! Send us your work by May 1 at midnight!
04/22/2022
Submit to BOMB's 2022 Poetry Contest by - @BOMBmagazine

There's one week left to submit to BOMB's Poetry Contest! Send us your work by May 1 at midnight!

BOMB’s biennial poetry contest returns with guest judge Solmaz Sharif!
The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine.

04/22/2022

It's a wrap on #AcrossTheTable—but don't worry if you missed it. All five episodes are now available to stream on The Kitchen's OnScreen platform, where you can revisit conversations with @SadieBarnette & @MeriemBennani, @jawolezollar & @KanezaSchaal, @lex_brown_ & Miguel Gutierrez (@aboylikethat), @lafawndah_ & @Qualeasha Wood, @jeremyoharris & @brontezpurnell. Follow the link in our bio to watch the series.

Thank you to everyone who tuned in, to our incredible artists for inviting us into your critical dialogue, and our hosts Sienna Fakete (@siii_siii) and Isis Pinheiro (@lastdrag0n)!

Across the Table was presented in partnership by BOMB and The Kitchen.

"[T]he present is the future in motion ... We carry ancient legacies and future aspirations in our bodies in the here an...
04/21/2022
Neema Githere and Ethel Tawe by - @BOMBmagazine

"[T]he present is the future in motion ... We carry ancient legacies and future aspirations in our bodies in the here and now." —Neema Githere

The theorist and artist, who both make work
for digital spaces, discuss healing data trauma, transcending time, and embodying Githere’s concept of Afropresentism.

We're excited to announce another artist talk at Bang on a Can's #LongPlay2022, hosted by The Center for Fiction! On Sun...
04/21/2022

We're excited to announce another artist talk at Bang on a Can's #LongPlay2022, hosted by The Center for Fiction!

On Sunday, May 1, we'll bring together musician Amirtha Kidambi and media artist Pamela Z for a critical dialogue. Learn more about the festival and purchase your tickets here: https://bangonacan.org/long-play-2022/

In "City of Men" by Cristina Rivera Garza, an uneasy journalist travels to the titular metropolis where she soon discove...
04/21/2022
City of Men by Cristina Rivera Garza - @BOMBmagazine

In "City of Men" by Cristina Rivera Garza, an uneasy journalist travels to the titular metropolis where she soon discovers escape will be more challenging than she had imagined. Translated by Sarah Booker.

A journalist travels to the titular City of Men where she is confronted with a woman-less society.

"[C]omics are inherently about relationships and change. In a time of extreme ecologic pressure and environmental destru...
04/21/2022

"[C]omics are inherently about relationships and change. In a time of extreme ecologic pressure and environmental destruction ... new ways of thinking through change are required."

In an illustrated essay for BOMB's spring issue, @aidanalexiskoch traces the recent publication history of environmental comics and the medium's potential to enact change. Follow the link in our bio to read the full piece and view more of the artist's work.

#comics #art

We're looking for outstanding new poetry by emerging writers. Send us your work by May 1 for a chance to win $1,000 and ...
04/20/2022
Submit to BOMB's 2022 Poetry Contest by - @BOMBmagazine

We're looking for outstanding new poetry by emerging writers. Send us your work by May 1 for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in the print magazine!

BOMB’s biennial poetry contest returns with guest judge Solmaz Sharif!
The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine.

Join us for a series of artist conversations at @bangonacan's #LongPlay22, featuring talks with Zoe Keating, Brandon Lop...
04/20/2022
Long Play 2022 — Bang on a Can

Join us for a series of artist conversations at @bangonacan's #LongPlay22, featuring talks with Zoe Keating, Brandon Lopez, Sasha Waltz, DeForrest Brown Jr., and more to be announced soon.

Tickets:

ShowsKarlheinz Stockhausen's Stimmung - performed by EkmelesFri, Apr 29 5:00pmMark Morris Dance Center3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217Mark MorrisKarlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung is called that because the word can mean “mood” or “tuning,” and the six singers are required to listen in...

"[C]omics are inherently about relationships and change. In a time of extreme ecologic pressure ... new ways of thinking...
04/20/2022
Environmental Comics by Aidan Koch - @BOMBmagazine

"[C]omics are inherently about relationships and change. In a time of extreme ecologic pressure ... new ways of thinking through change are required."

In a graphic essay from BOMB's spring issue, Aidan Koch traces the recent publication history of environmental comics and the potential of the medium to enact change.

On the medium's potential to enact change.

"We don’t have to go to a library because [ancestry] is passed down to us in the bones. If we can learn how to listen to...
04/19/2022
Collective Mythmaking: zavé martohardjono Interviewed by Benedict Nguyễn - @BOMBmagazine

"We don’t have to go to a library because [ancestry] is passed down to us in the bones. If we can learn how to listen to our own bodies, then we’re actually doing the most profound research." —zavé martohardjono

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/big-deity-egos-and-collective-mythmaking-zavé-martohardjono-interviewed/

Stories that combat the harmful rituals of colonialism, capitalism, and divisive US politics.

"Diaspora is the wound that is full of possibility."Neema Githere and Ethel Tawe, who both make work for digital spaces,...
04/19/2022
Neema Githere and Ethel Tawe by - @BOMBmagazine

"Diaspora is the wound that is full of possibility."

Neema Githere and Ethel Tawe, who both make work for digital spaces, discuss healing data trauma, transcending time, and embodying Githere’s concept of Afropresentism.

The theorist and artist, who both make work
for digital spaces, discuss healing data trauma, transcending time, and embodying Githere’s concept of Afropresentism.

"Diaspora is the wound that is full of possibility."From BOMB 159: An interview with Neema Githere (@findingneema) and @...
04/19/2022

"Diaspora is the wound that is full of possibility."

From BOMB 159: An interview with Neema Githere (@findingneema) and @artofetheltawe. The theorist and artist, who both make work for digital spaces, discuss healing data trauma, transcending time, and embodying Githere’s concept of @Afropresentism. Follow the link in our bio to read their conversation.

Still from Jamal Ademola, I Dreamed of Seeing Myself, 2021, three-part single-channel video with voices by @tadebimpe, Ihuoma Ofordire, and @jamalademola. Courtesy of the artist.

@listening2images #afropresentism #art

As part of Bang on a Can's #LongPlay22, BOMB is hosting a series of conversations at the Center for Fiction featuring Zo...
04/18/2022
Long Play 2022 — Bang on a Can

As part of Bang on a Can's #LongPlay22, BOMB is hosting a series of conversations at the Center for Fiction featuring Zoe Keating, Brandon Lopez, Sasha Waltz, DeForrest Brown Jr., and more to be announced soon. Get your tickets today!

ShowsKarlheinz Stockhausen's Stimmung - performed by EkmelesFri, Apr 29 5:00pmMark Morris Dance Center3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217Mark MorrisKarlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung is called that because the word can mean “mood” or “tuning,” and the six singers are required to listen in...

In "City of Men" from BOMB's spring issue, 2020 MacArthur Fellow Cristina Rivera Garza tells the story of a journalist w...
04/18/2022

In "City of Men" from BOMB's spring issue, 2020 MacArthur Fellow Cristina Rivera Garza tells the story of a journalist who travels to the titular metropolis where she encounters a woman-less society that quickly begins to feel inescapable.

https://bombmagazine.org/articles/city-of-men/

This is your friendly reminder that you have two weeks left to submit to BOMB's Poetry Contest! Read up on our guideline...
04/18/2022
Submit to BOMB's 2022 Poetry Contest by - BOMB Magazine

This is your friendly reminder that you have two weeks left to submit to BOMB's Poetry Contest! Read up on our guidelines and send us your work by May 1.

BOMB’s biennial poetry contest returns with guest judge Solmaz Sharif! The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine.

"Making pictures involves both revealing and concealing. I’ve always been interested in images that are suggestive, that...
04/18/2022
Remembered Images: Christine Elfman Interviewed by Kim Beil - BOMB Magazine

"Making pictures involves both revealing and concealing. I’ve always been interested in images that are suggestive, that imply something more than they directly describe." —Christine Elfman

Remembered Images: Christine Elfman Interviewed by Kim Beil

Making photographs that fade like memory.

Theater and protests in Paris, a dance score inspired by the natural world, an essay on how comics can spur environmenta...
04/16/2022

Theater and protests in Paris, a dance score inspired by the natural world, an essay on how comics can spur environmental justice—all this and more in BOMB's spring issue. Subscribe today to read it all.

https://shop.bombmagazine.org/products/subscribe

The deadline for BOMB's Poetry Contest is fast approaching—send us your work by midnight on May 1 for a chance to win $1...
04/15/2022
Submit to BOMB's 2022 Poetry Contest by - @BOMBmagazine

The deadline for BOMB's Poetry Contest is fast approaching—send us your work by midnight on May 1 for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in print!

BOMB’s biennial poetry contest returns with guest judge Solmaz Sharif!
The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine.

"It really is a film about interiority. It’s about where we place things and thoughts that are loving, how might we prot...
04/15/2022
Love-Thoughts and Freshwater: dream hampton Interviewed by Jessica Lanay - @BOMBmagazine

"It really is a film about interiority. It’s about where we place things and thoughts that are loving, how might we protect them, and how might we care for them." —dream hampton

Love-Thoughts and Freshwater: dream hampton Interviewed by Jessica Lanay

The Detroit-born filmmaker on her recent experimental short about remembrance, flooding basements, and maintaining connections in the wake of climate catastrophe.

We're going live in one hour! Head over to our Instagram (@bombmag) to join Jeremy O. Harris and Brontez Purnell for our...
04/15/2022

We're going live in one hour! Head over to our Instagram (@bombmag) to join Jeremy O. Harris and Brontez Purnell for our final episode of #AcrosstheTable, presented in partnership with The Kitchen.

https://bombmagazine.org/events/across-the-table/

Tomorrow at 1PM ET, we're going live with Jeremy O. Harris and Brontez Purnell for our final episode of #AcrosstheTable ...
04/14/2022

Tomorrow at 1PM ET, we're going live with Jeremy O. Harris and Brontez Purnell for our final episode of #AcrosstheTable with The Kitchen. Tune into our Instagram to join the conversation!

https://bombmagazine.org/events/across-the-table/

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In a new short story from BOMB's spring issue, 2020 MacArthur Fellow Cristina Rivera Garza tells the story of a journalist who travels to the titular “City of Men” where she encounters a woman-less society that quickly begins to feel inescapable.
Join us for a series of artist conversations at @bangonacan's #LongPlay22, featuring talks with Zoe Keating, Brandon Lopez, Sasha Waltz, DeForrest Brown Jr., Pamela Z, and Amirtha Kidambi. Hosted at the Center for Fiction. Check out the schedule and get your tickets today!
"The ways in which comics break down information into story and sequence can be a generative perspective to lend to the complex entanglements of our global crisis." From Aidan Koch's essay on environmental comics and the medium's potential to enact change.
All five episodes of Across the Table, our IG Live series presented with The Kitchen, are now available to stream OnScreen! Revisit conversations with Sadie Barnette, Kaneza Schaal, Lex Brown, Lafawndah, Jeremy O. Harris, and more any time you like.
There's one week left to submit to BOMB's Poetry Contest! Send us your work by May 1 at midnight!
It's a wrap on #AcrossTheTable—but don't worry if you missed it. All five episodes are now available to stream on The Kitchen's OnScreen platform, where you can revisit conversations with @SadieBarnette & @MeriemBennani, @jawolezollar & @KanezaSchaal, @lex_brown_ & Miguel Gutierrez (@aboylikethat), @lafawndah_ & @Qualeasha Wood, @jeremyoharris & @brontezpurnell. Follow the link in our bio to watch the series. Thank you to everyone who tuned in, to our incredible artists for inviting us into your critical dialogue, and our hosts Sienna Fakete (@siii_siii) and Isis Pinheiro (@lastdrag0n)! Across the Table was presented in partnership by BOMB and The Kitchen.
"[T]he present is the future in motion ... We carry ancient legacies and future aspirations in our bodies in the here and now." —Neema Githere
We're excited to announce another artist talk at Bang on a Can's #LongPlay2022, hosted by The Center for Fiction! On Sunday, May 1, we'll bring together musician Amirtha Kidambi and media artist Pamela Z for a critical dialogue. Learn more about the festival and purchase your tickets here: https://bangonacan.org/long-play-2022/
In "City of Men" by Cristina Rivera Garza, an uneasy journalist travels to the titular metropolis where she soon discovers escape will be more challenging than she had imagined. Translated by Sarah Booker.
"[C]omics are inherently about relationships and change. In a time of extreme ecologic pressure and environmental destruction ... new ways of thinking through change are required." In an illustrated essay for BOMB's spring issue, @aidanalexiskoch traces the recent publication history of environmental comics and the medium's potential to enact change. Follow the link in our bio to read the full piece and view more of the artist's work. #comics #art
"[B]y sharing my story of assault, mental health difficulties, and healing, [readers] will see that there is one more warrior on this battlefield of visibility and justice." —Cristina A. Bejan, interviewed by Adelina Sinclair
We're looking for outstanding new poetry by emerging writers. Send us your work by May 1 for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in the print magazine!