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The BOMB Gala & After-Party & Pancake Breakfast


If you’re the kind of person who likes to hobnob with artists and actors, who likes to bid on contemporary art, and who has a fair bit of discretionary income, then come out to the BOMB Gala on Friday. It’s the only place in town where you can get a Wade Guyton print and take a selfie with Wallace Shawn.

Of course not everyone can make the Gala. For the rest of us, there’s the first official After-Party. (Maybe not the first. Paul Morris may have hosted one back in the day.) We have everything a proper after-party needs:

  1. Free champagne
  2. Tiki decor
  3. DJs playing 100% vinyl. And what DJs! We have Damian Manire, Lanny Jordan Jackson, & Jessi Olsen.
  4. Confetti cannons
  5. Cheap drinks
  6. Bathroom mural of the Wu-Tang Clan

The whole thing is hosted by Cy Gavin, Lindsay Howard, Mieke Chew, & Andrew Durbin, in a secret space under Tropical 128 in the LES (map). Tickets are only $10, with the catch that you have to pay in advance. So get a ticket, put on your best outfit, and we’ll see you Friday night.

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For the true believers who make it to 4am, maybe an IHOP run?


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An Evening with the Safdie Brothers & BOMB


Wouldn’t you like to catch a rarely-screened classic of indie cinema in a beautiful performance hall, drink in hand and air conditioning blasting? Come out to Roulette on Thursday Sept. 3 for Daddy Longlegs and conversation with Josh & Benny Safdie. The film, which premiered at Cannes and won acclaim at Sundance, became the filmmakers’ launchpad for work like the recent Heaven Knows What.

Nicholas Elliott will host, and I’ll be there as fake cineaste and true enthusiast.

Oh, and it’s only $5 for advance tickets. (Free drink for subscribers!)

BOMB Film Night: Josh & Benny Safdie’s Daddy Longlegs
Thursday, September 3, 7:00pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Mark Your Calendars

I met my fiancée at a BOMB magazine after-party. (Thanks Paul!) So naturally my expectations are high for my own first fête at BOMB. I want this one to be a memorable blowout with equal parts high culture, loosened tongues, and low wit. Fortunately it’s a killer lineup:

BOMB 129 Issue Launch

Claudia Rankine, whose book Citizen is so mind-blowing it’s been longlisted for a National Book Award in Poetry, even though it could have just as easily been classified as Nonfiction. Her interview with Lauren Berlant‘s been among the most popular from BOMB’s Fall issue.

Frederic Tuten, whose story “Winter, 1965” hits incredibly close to home for every young writer in New York.

James Hoff & Eli Keszler. They’re going to play music, and if their interview is any indication, it’s going to be epic. We’ll provide earplugs.

Plus free drinks courtesy of Sixpoint! It’s going to be a great night. Hope to see you there.

BOMB 129 Issue Launch
Wednesday Oct. 15th 7pm
Powerhouse Arena, Dumbo 

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My New Job with BOMB Magazine

bomb magazine coversAfter a summer freelancing with W. W. Norton and finishing up my book with Chronicle (Spring 2015!), I’m thrilled to announce I’ve joined the excellent team at BOMB Magazine. 

I’ll be building on the excellent work by my predecessor Charles Day to expand BOMB‘s digital and physical presence. This means: more events! more experimentation! more everything

While I’m on the subject, here are a few of my favorite BOMB pieces from the last few years:

(You should sign up for their excellent Weekend Reads newsletter as well.)

And if you’d like to destroy my brief spell of inbox zero, my professional email is ryan {at} bombsite.com.

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