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Zine Review: Static Zine #14 The Sex Issue

Category: Chris Landry, Issue 75, News, Reviews

Static Zine: Sex Compilation zine, Jessica Lewis, Aviva Cohen, Melody Lamb (ed.), Issue 14, Picking up where Salt-N-Pepa left off, the latest issue of this popular D-I-Y magazine says, “Let’s talk about sex, baby!” As a hopeless prude, I braced myself and kept some Pepto on hand in case this mag was about to […]

Radical Montreal: A City Guide

Zine, Thank goodness for the Sheenas of the world who do all the cultural legwork so that we don’t have to. Originally conceived as a gift for friends, now a full-blown resource and blog, Radical Montreal’s City Guide is a collection of alternative, sustainable and activist resources, all in one place for our convenience. […]

Vanilla White and Friends of Friends

I’m dating myself here, but growing up in the ’80s I used to read my friend Daniel’s Mad magazines. We both agreed that apart from the fold-in, our favourite feature was Spy vs. Spy, the comic about the two pointy-headed men that blow each other up. Vanilla White and Friends of Friends reminds me of […]

Yard Sale!

This quarter-sized perzine reads like sketches of journal entries complete with dates. Author Harley R. Pageot describes a job coordinating Oshawa buskers, arts festivals, crushes, fundraisers, hopes and doubts. Most passionately, perhaps, are his description of the work and complications that go into organizing the Broken Arts Fest. It resonated with me because putting on […]

Dog Logic

This is a lighthearted zine subtitled “the absurdity of living with pets.” Do not let the title fool you though; there is at least 40% cat content here as well. If you can overlook that minor deception you will find a cast of characters (the pets) complete with traits (fat, handsome, slightly deranged), speculation on […]

The Cloaca

The Cloaca Andrew Hood, 160 pgs, Invisible Publishing,, $16.95 This collection opens with an epigraph featuring quotes from both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Sandler. These colliding sensibilities give the reader the basic parameters of Andrew Hood’s world; in one corner, there’s unflinching storytelling, and in the other, an impudent fascination with bodies. Case […]