January 07, 2010
In this 1995 interview culled from BOMB Magazine's digital archives, poet June Jordan talks about race in Los Angeles, crime television and how she ended up making an opera.
In this 2004 interview culled from BOMB Magazine’s Digital Archives, Haitian writer Evelyne Trouillot talks to Edwidge Danticat about Haiti’s complex history of violent political unrest.
In this 1994 interview culled from BOMB Magazine’s Digital Archives, performance artist and playwright Keith Antar Mason talks about black anger, pushing the envelope and why he’s not the Ice Cube of performance art.
In this 2005 video interview culled from BOMB magazine’s digital archives, sculptor and children’s book author Lorenzo Pace talks about his great-grandfather's journey through slavery in the early 19th century
Photographer Carrie Mae Weems talks about living and working in Rome, power and its consequences and why, even after Barack Obama's election, black folks continue to lead invisible lives.
Controversial documentarian Camille Billops talks about making art, internalized racism in the black community and why she isn't sorry that she gave up her daughter for adoption.
In this 2005 interview from the BOMB Digital Archive, British-Nigerian multimedia artist Yinka Shonibare MBE talks Trojan horses, bringing high culture to the street and wreaking havoc in the art world. PLUS: Yinka Shonibare MBE’s career retrospective at the Smithsonian.
Kara Walker talks about pickaninnies, Topsy, shame and how she’s dealt with the backlash from the black community.
Kerry James Marshall talks about growing up in Birmingham and the black arts community that nurtured him.
bell hooks talks her own violent impulses and why she’d gladly face humiliation on the Ricki Lake show.
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