Slug #230 / Free / 1:15 / 84M / http://www.slugmag.com /
This issue marks the 19th anniversary for Slug Magazine. Congrats are in order. Iâ€™ve been receiving their zine for about aÂ year now, and they have continually found ways to make enough money to keep publishing while still providing a great deal of information to anyone that wishes to read their magazine. As one has learned to expect, there is a good mix of advertisements and written articles.Â Instead of being for super high-price products, the advertisements are for (typically) local endeavors that match quite well the demographic that sit down to read this magazine every two months or so. Also as per usual, there is a heavy focus on extreme sports, with the most heavy of foci coming with their coverage of snowboarding. For those more sedentary individuals, their music reviews are top notch; aside from providing information about the disc, the inclusion of a RIYL (recommended if you like) tag by each review gives individuals more of an assurance that they will like the act. Couple that with exhaustive coverage of the art scene in Salt Lake City, and individuals have a great sense of what all SLC has to offer. Finally, the â€œbest articleâ€ award has to go to Oomâ€™s â€œInversion Trawlerâ€, which discusses two cars jockeying for position and a removal of one of the carâ€™s inhabitantsâ€™ face. Absurdist, funny, and a great read â€“ which can also describe Slug well. Happy 19th and hereâ€™s to another 19 more!