Dec-Jan 2001.Normal Size $2 by mail, typical layout. Editorâ€™s response, letters. Tons of ads are in this magazine, as 3 of the first 6 pages are nothing but them. The magazine has the layout of a magazine with 10 times the readership. Tons of white space are found on every page, but the whiteness is broken up expertly, and doesnâ€™t detract from the overall reading experience. â€œA Big Government Scamâ€ is a decently written rant about the war on drugs, but â€œStop Lively Pleaseâ€ is much more noteworthy, being very serious yet light hearted about the herd mentality of humanity. The next notable article informs the zine-reading public about the truth concerning the heroes of various sports, putting out a statistic that over 21% were criminals at one time or another. Impact Pressâ€™ choice of ads is a little towards the major punk labels, including ads for the Aquabats, Hopeless Records, and Sick of it All. As a former Ritalin druggie, the piece â€œHave You Had Your Ritalin Todayâ€ brings the up viewpoints that I have been told are totally unfounded. â€œMore Whining From the Leftâ€ is a funny as hell comic, describing the struggle evidenced by left handed people. â€œTrading with the Enemyâ€ is very intelligently written, with an iron curtain of academic correctness, using facts and quotes. â€œDid Jesus Exist?â€, the cover piece, is an excellent work by Gary Sloan, describing how â€œJesusâ€ was just a culmination of the popular religion of the time. The review comes next, with the top picks smartly bracketed off from the other reviews. â€œMake an Impact on HIV/STDâ€™sâ€ is a diamond in the rough, as it is hidden away in 4.5 pages of ads.
Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks! View all posts by James McQuiston