Life As Art #1

This zine was giving me tons of weird vibes. The creator of this magazine is so far removed from the politics of the scene that it is really interesting and refreshing to get this view on culture. Even if the zinester is somewhat older than the average zinester, she still portrays a number of traits common in the zinester world, including desires to thrift, an attractions towards older things. I don’t mean for this review to turn out to be a psychological case study, but it is really interesting to show that someone could be about 15 years older than the average zinester and still share in a lot of the same practices. I only have one issue with this magazine, and that is the fact that the interviews seemed rushes and hastily put in the magazine, a stark contrast to the rest of this sharp and well produced magazine. In fact, one of the interviews just seems to be scanned from the actual sheet that she gave to the interviewee. My idea with this is that she was running late, past schedule, and had people holding out on the interviews, and by the time she actually got the interviews, she didn’t have time to spruce them up the way she might have wanted. At least, that is what would happen with my zine. I don’t know about everyone else’s. Aside from the two aforementioned interviews, there are some excellent pieces in this magazine about road tripping, thrifting, and going through strange and not so strange towns that are written in a very warm and open style.

Rating : 7.0/10 .

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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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