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Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Printing & Publishing, Visual Arts

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

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22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bomb is genuinely one of a kind. The magazine has its finger on the pulse of contemporary visual arts and literature, and the cultural conversation at large. The art world it enlivens is a gathering of relevance, vibrancy, and intelligence. Each year, Bomb devotes unparalleled energies in "The Americas Issue" to the arts and writing of Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and its various diasporas.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BOMB Magazine has played a crucial role in my life as a writer since I first contributed to its pages for the 4th. issue in 1982 up to the most recent occasion, Spring 2010 for No. 111. I take great pride in this and am infinitely grateful to Betsy Sussler for her dedication and tireless support of me and others over the years. The fact that BOMB is still going and going so well is due to her as much as to its contributors. I can think of very few independent magazines of such quality that have endured for three decades. That BOMB has not only managed this extraordinary feat but grown exponentially through all the vicissitudes of modern existence is sufficient testimony of course. That it is both unique and inimitable makes BOMB truly a GREAT non-profit.

Carlos B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been architecture editor since 1995? and I believe it is the only publication of its kind . A direct link in discourse from artist to artist, of course including architects,musicians,playwrights,poets filmakers,etc.

barbarabrowning

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BOMB Magazine excerpted a section of my forthcoming novel, and subsequently asked me to read at a promotional event. Becoming involved with the magazine and getting to know the brilliant and forward-thinking editors and other contributors was really wonderful. The exposure for my work was of course much appreciated, but even more so, I benefited from the contact with other writers and artists who were thinking hard about experimentation, engagement, and where we want the arts to be going.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bomb has been a central part of my life as an artist for over two decades. Bomb is invaluable in terms of discovering what other artists and writers are thinking , how they work, and what motivates them. -

Bomb makes room for substantive discussions of aesthetics and politics that rarely make the mainstream art magazines.

As an US born artist living in Oaxaca, Mexico, I would say Bomb has been instrumental during the last decade in presenting the work of many Mexican artists to wider audiences in the US without simplification. This is a huge achievement.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bomb Magazine is an intelligent and prescient journal in the tradition of great literary and art journals of the past. Bomb avoid the sensational and trendy tone of so many current art and literature publications and instead offers a broad yet in depth glimpse into how and what artists and writers are thinking about....... The quality of appearance and readability of layout has improved vastly over the years.... It's magazine that real artists and writers actually read.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bomb magazine sought out my contribution for articles in my field, and also asked my input for projects about artists and trends that were important to me. their format encouraged my participation, and has fostered an artist-artist dialogue, both on the micro and the community level, more than any other publication i know of.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

bomb is much more than the typical "art" mag ...... you know, review, review, article, another article, review, and all sandwiched between a ream of ads
it peer to peer but also includes a much broader audience .....
the writing is insightful and goes into depth without getting bogged down in that art-press-release hooey.
you should pick up a copy ........ it's really good

Paulineo

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bomb is a great voice for the Artist Community. The magazine is unique in that serves all disciplines.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bomb Magazine is the coolest, most informed, publication in its field. I cannot live without it. It represents both the poised, humanist tradition of American culture at its best and the energy of the exploring mind. Bomb does not waste time following fashion or trying to be hip. It is substantially fresh and deep, always. Lucio Pozzi, artist.