BOMB THE ROOT
bell hooks talks her own violent impulses and why she’d gladly face humiliation on the Ricki Lake show.
Mississippi-born blues guitarist and sculptor James "Son" Thomas talks about making art.
Kerry James Marshall talks about growing up in Birmingham and the black arts community that nurtured him.
Kara Walker talks about pickaninnies, Topsy, shame and how she’s dealt with the backlash from the black community.
PHOTO GALLERY: From Basquiat to Kara Walker, over the decades, BOMB, the seminal arts magazine, showcased some of the most compelling black artists on the planet. Check out some of their work here, culled from the BOMB archives.
ARTISTIC GENIUS ON THE ROOT
Listen to Jesmyn Ward read an excerpt from her book, Where the Line Bleeds
PHOTO GALLERY: The Art of a Yoruba Trickster
PHOTO GALLERY: Who ever said jazz had to be drab?
Celebrating 35 years of the Toni Morrison's groundbreaking The Black Book