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  • $7.95 US / $7.95 CanadaFile Under art and CUltUre diSplay Until September 15, 2010

    Joan Jonas by Karin schneider

    Edward drostE of Grizzly BEar by rick Moody

    ElizaBEth strEB by a.M. homes

    JEnnifEr EGan by heidi Julavits

    alain MaBancKou by Binyavanga wainaina JEssica JacKson hutchins by stuart horodner

    dan ashEr by Ben Berlow cynthia hopKins by annie-B parson

    first proof: BoMBs litErary supplEMEnt

    convErsations BEtwEEn artists, writErs, actors, dirEctors, MusicianssincE 1981

    nuMBEr 112 / suMMEr 2010

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    bomb issue 112 / summer 2010

    eDiTors choice

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    arTisTs on arTisTsfuturefarmers by David van der Leer andrew Lampert by ed haltercordy ryman by stephen Westfall

    The WicKGuy richards smit

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    aLain mabancKouby binyavanga WainainaTo fellow author Wainaina, mabanckou is a leading writer amongst those building bridges between a divided, postcolonial africa. for his newly translated novel Broken Glass, mabanckou figured out how to write the congolese oral tradition into french. his congo is no heart of darkness.

    cynThia hopKinsby annie-b parsonin her most recent theater piece, The Truth: A Tragedy, hopkins tackled head-on her fathers deterioration. annie-b parson rolled the dice to find out how hopkins converts modern-day disturbances into vigorous one-woman productions blending dance, song, plenty of fact, and even more fiction.

    Dan asherby ben berlowThe final poignant interview with the prolific, irrepress-ible, andto anyone who met himunforgettable new york artist Dan asher, who passed away of leukemia on april 23, 2010.

    Joan Jonasby Karin schneidera pioneer of what has become known as performance art, Jonass recomposing of literary texts, disparate images, and haunting sounds in the ephemeral media of chalk drawings, video, and theater has created a new Gestalt.

    eDWarD DrosTe of GrizzLy bearby rick moodybeginning with the mostly solo Horn of Plenty, Drostes ringing vocals catapulted Grizzly bear to the fore of brooklyn freak-folk. ironic, then, that here he recalls being initially afraid to sing, even for himself.

    Joan Jonas, The Shape, The ScenT, The Feel oF ThingS, 2005, video still from multimedia Performance at dia:Beacon. Performer: ragani Haas.

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    This issue is supported in part by public funds from the new york city Department of cultural affairs and the new york state council on the arts, a state agency.

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    Jessica JacKson huTchinsby stuart horodnerJessica Jackson hutchinss sculptures reference the human body in all of its dumb charm and joyful habits. With horodner she reflects on Levinas, contingency, and chinese scholars rocks.

    Jennifer eGanby heidi JulavitsA Visit from the Goon Squad is egans fifth book; its polyphonic structure mirrors the undeniable fact that characters, like people, are central to themselves yet peripheral to others. To fellow writer Julavits, each chapter is an ice-core sample, and egan an expert paleoclimatologist drilling through the layers.

    eLizabeTh sTrebby a.m. homesa master manipulator of spatial movement who has re-defined the parameters of dance, streb has become a verb for pop action. novelist a.m. homes and the action heroine discuss overcoming gravity.

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    BomB 29tH anniversary gala & silent auction

    aPril 27, 2010tHe national arts cluBnew york city

    Honoring:cecily Brown & nicolai ouroussoffgaBriel orozconancy sPector

    brice marden & Gabriel orozco ** betsy sussler **

    Klaus Kertess **

    rob pruitt, cecily brown, & nicolai ouroussoff **

    matthew barney & nancy spector ** Thomas Woltz, cary brown-epstein, & Tom bolt **

    raquel Tudela & Lex fenwick **Gayatri Devi & Thomas Woltz *

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