BOMB is psyched to announce a series of BOMB interviews appearing on The Root. In conjunction with the completion of the BOMB Digital Archive, BOMB has worked with the editors of The Root and The Root contributor Adda Birnir to select 13 vintage interviews from the last 28 years that connect with The Root readers—making old interviews new again for a whole new readership. They’ve called the series “BOMB the Root,” and we could not be more honored to be featured on their website.
Category Archives: From The Archive
With the National Book Awards ceremony approaching this Wednesday, we’ve filled our homepage with nominees and winners of the prestigious awards throughout the decades. Head over to our site for interviews with Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Franzen, and a brand new Web Exclusive interview with 2009 National Book Award for Poetry nominee Ann Lauterbach.
Over the years, BOMB magazine has amassed hundreds of interviews between artists. If you read closely, the interviews begin to speak to themselves. Some of them are related by topic, medium, genre, or social network. When the articles themselves begin relating to their interiority, they collectively build an intraview, a reflexive look. Following is a hyper-linked collage to the latest archived interviews presented as a mock-up of the intraview.
It’s week seven on the TimeBOMB countdown, but we may just have all the interviews archived a bit sooner than expected. But for now, let’s look back to Winter 1998 and BOMB’s switch from saddle stitch, to perfect binding. After 11 years with perfect, we’re back in the saddle now.
We’ve got eight weeks to go until all our interviews are archived…Whether be it a poet writing a novel in three nights, men painted blue making music with Cap’n Crunch cereal, or a painter using the floor as her canvas, something unites the artists in BOMB’s interviews. Plucking through the archives over the past few weeks, it seems that several artists allude to a similar phenomenon in their work: an acknowledgement of the unknown.
By Ries Murphy
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