Mission: BOMB's mission has remained intact since 1981: To promote understanding and appreciation of the arts through interviews between peers, and to contextualize those interviews through the presentation of original fiction, poetry, and art. BOMB's interviews are primary documents of American cultural history: conversation about the arts, by the people who make the arts. These interviews between artists, writers, musicians, actors and directors have engendered dynamic exchanges between hundreds of voices in the contemporary world of arts and letters. Focusing on ideas rather than personalities, BOMB interviews delve into discussions of process and aesthetics, allowing for the emergence of complex and varied positions on art-making and life.
Geographic areas served: State, National and International
Programs: Quarterly magazine and website devoted to cotemporary art, fiction, poetry, theater and film producing complex discussions on art and life. These discussions take the form of in-depth interviews between artists in the print publication, online-as text or streaming video- and as a repository of archival interviews
I have been reading BOMB for over twenty years, and have felt honored to write for the magazine. It is an EXTREMELY important cultural force, the most useful and valuable publication in which one can hear the authentic voices of artists talking to artists. BOMB should be supported in every possible way.
As a freelance contributor to and longtime reader of BOMB, I can say enthusiastically that it is an invaluable institution, a venue for artists to engage directly and at the highest levels with other artists across media, and a nonprofit that--unlike so many--has survived from the seventies with its soul intact through many changes financial, cultural, and social in the art world.