Clamor #31 / $4.50 / 1:00 / 80M / http://www.clamormagazine.org /Â
Clamor is a zine that tries to model itself after the higher-print run zines like The Progressive. They succeed with this, and with a fairly light entry into this issue (the first actual article comes a full seven pages into the zine) individuals might wonder whereâ€™s the beef (or soy/tofu as the case may be). This feeling will soon dissipate, as Clamor soon comes out with oodles of information (the Clamor awards brings forth a number of different groups and individuals that do not usually get adequate publicity). Most fitting in this zine is not the number of informative interviews and pieces, but rather the two-age comic â€œHow The News Is Madeâ€. Footage is taken, and cut for whatever purpose that the conservative media wishes it to have; this comic just really shows that all is not how it may seem. The presence of advertisements in this issue is definitely a major feature; however, unlike some of the other â€˜zines in its print-run range, a large section (nine pages at its largest) of pages remain unsullied by blaring adverts. The zineâ€™s political lean is well-moderated between different forms of expression: radio, internet and television are all given a few pages this go. Finally, the reviews that Clamor has in this issue provide more ammo for the prevalent theme this issue and also give readers enough to meat to decide whether they should spend their money on the materials described. A very punctual publishing schedule as well as a devotion to a certain philosophy makes this a well-informed and interesting zine.