Posts Tagged: Bomb

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Revolution Books in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is exploiting Trump’s election to raise money for a fight against fascism. People in Japan value neighborhood bookstores so much that local governments are opening government-run stores in an effort to keep community spaces flourishing. A fascist bookstore in Florence, Italy received a special delivery—a bomb. The […]

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The Other John Reed

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Writer John Reed is a genre buster. His new book, Free Boat: Collected Lies and Love Poems, is a collection of sonnets about love scenarios mostly gone amok, which he began sharing on Facebook some time back. Gee Henry interviews Reed for BOMB and inquires about his unique writing projects. For more, check out our interview […]

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Don’t Let Anyone Tell You They Weren’t Real

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The collection both questions and honors a world in which we form emotional bonds to characters who exist for us mostly, or entirely, through various technological projections. Writing for BOMB, David Burr Gerrard explores humanity, reality, and dystopia in Alexander Weinstein’s debut story collection, Children of the New World.

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The Novel as a Character

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At Lit Hub, an excerpt from a vivid, metaphor-rich conversation that appears in the spring issue of BOMB Magazine in which Christopher Sorrentino calls the novel an “impoverished count, living in a ransacked villa, dressing for dinner every day,” while Dana Spiotta’s novel is a “derelict who rants about end times to passersby, mostly ignored but […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Laura Mullen

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Acclaimed poet and writer Laura Mullen talks about her new book, Complicated Grief, obsession, germ theory, and exposing the arbitrary and superficial protections that have failed us.

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The Rumpus Interview with Bruce Bauman

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Bruce Bauman discusses his latest book, Broken Sleep, why rock isn’t dead (yet), how humor makes life bearable, and why we should reinstate the draft.

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So… Strange

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We know we are very special. Yet we keep trying to find out in what way: not this way, not that way, then what way? Lydia Davis has thirteen new poems at BOMB, and they show what Lydia Davis does best: make the world spin in ways not thought possible within a single sentence. Strangeways here we […]

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Perfunctory Rebellion

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Over at BOMB, A.L. Stein sits down with Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts, to chat about metaphysics, attachments, and her relationship with the normative: “The normative/transgressive dichotomy is so deep. I remember a student I had a while ago, a trans person deeply invested in anti-assimilation, who was saying to me quite plaintively one […]

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Leigh Stein at BOMBLOG

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This week’s installment of BOMB’s “Word Choice” is four poems by Leigh Stein, whose new collection, Dispatch from the Future, launches July 19th at Melville House. The poems, like Stein’s debut novel, The Fallback Plan—a depiction of after-college limbo—strike a powerful balance between humor and melancholy, reference and storytelling. In “Epistolaphobia,” Stein reflects on the attraction to the […]

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Tribute Deemed Fake Bomb

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Artist Takeshi Miyakawa’s public art installation was meant to be a city-wide tribute to New York. Strangely, the project, which involved hanging illuminated plastic bags with the ‘I  ♥ NY’ slogan, prompted a call to the bomb squad and landed Miyakawa in jail on Saturday. He has been charged with reckless endangerment and placing “a […]

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Away From Language

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BOMB interviews artist Jimmie Durham. Topics of discussion included sinister architecture, art as a “fake category,” Durham’s days in the American Indian Movement, and the” intellectual delight” of being against the laws. “And it dictates to us—the city tells us how to be; our work in the city tells us how we should be. From […]

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A Bay Area Talk Tonight!

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BOMB and Guernica Magazine are collaborating for a talk that is both free and open to the public. Come celebrate indie magazines by mingling with the writers and artists that contribute to them! Where: The Make-out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA When: Tonight! 6-9 pm

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You Don’t Know Me: Bomb, Opium, Gigantic New York Summer Soiree

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Get ready to get your rocks off. Literary art mags Bomb, Opium and Gigantic are joining forces to host a night of short artistic/musical/literary programs this Wednesday, August 26th at Bowery Electric to benefit their efforts in literature and art. The party, which has been given props by The New Yorker, The Daily News, Black […]

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BEA Breakdown: What’s Going On and Where

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BookExpo America is back in New York at the Jacob Javits Center with a show, conference and special events. What’s nice about Book Expo is that all the booksellers come to town, the bookstore owners and employees from across the country. These are good people. lovers of books, holders of light. Here’s a list of […]

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