Bowlcut : postmodern scissors cutting your hairdo of oppression

Bowlcut : postmodern scissors cutting your hairdo of oppression / $1/Trade/Half Sized / 24 Pages /

The zine doesn’t disappoint with the content foretold by its title. Postmodernism is followed to an absurd degree, including the most random quotes and instructions : for example, “Imagine Your Favourite Celebrity taking a DUMP.” and “Got PENIS?” For someone like me who loves anything absurdist and or postmodern, this zine is a godsend. While I can’t say that there is that much text-based content, a picture, they say, can speak a thousand words, and does in bowlcut. With a fascination with boobies, the zine is largely fueled by pieces commenting on the silliness of having a double standard between men and women’s breasts and also with the breasts with and without nipples. While some individuals may not see bowlcut as being political in the least or infused with any message, the sharp wit of articles like “Korporate Kitchen”, showing exactly how a cookbook that seems innocuous can be a minion of multinational corporations. If you are a fan of absurdist works or are into visually-driven magazines, please take a look at this. However, if you are easily angered or not a fan of randomness in your magazines, bowlcut may not be your cup of tea.

Rating : 9.2/10

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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