A collaborative cultural diary in zine form.
Issue 23 - 14 pages - Featuring Chris Compendio on the comfort food of knowledge, Amanda Hudgins on Taylor Swift's definition of rebellion, Autumn Wright on Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon, William Dowell on A Clockwork Orange, Stu Horvath on The Outsider, Gerry Hart on digital ghost towns, an interrogation with Ben Sisto, the world's leading expert on "Who Let the Dogs Out" and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 22 - 16 pages - Featuring William Dowell on musical performance, Jack Gardner on Shrinking Pains and Stu Horvath on the goth revival, The Shadow People, Watchmen and the 15-minute rule for movies (lots of Stu this issue). Also: your horoscope for the month and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 21 - 16 pages - Featuring Caroline Delbert on surprises, Autumn Wright on the DIY music scene, Gavin Craig on The Dark Knight Returns, Noah Springer on The Inventor, Sara Clemens on the Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, Nic Reuben on Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness, an interrogation with independent professional wrestler Sophie King and our our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 20 - 15 pages - Featuring Alexis Ong on happiness in games, Ben Sailer on music genre, Gavin Craig on Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Violet Adele Bloch on Joker, Autumn Wright on gen:Lock, Derek Sullivan on Control, and our usual selection of recommendations and your November horoscope.
Issue 19 - 15 pages - A spookier than usual issue, featuring Sara Clemens on Pennywise, Gavin Craig on Weezer's Teal Album, William Dowell on 1984, Thomas Loughney on bad horror movies, Harry Mackin on Hannibal, Alexis Ong on Phantasmagoria, an interrogation with horror author Orrin Grey and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 18 - 15 pages - Featured entries: Jeremy Signor on our increasingly connected world, Ian Gonzales on the Beastie Boys, Rob Haines on Children of Time, Oluwatayo Adewolfe on the cult of Tarantino, Evan Dennis on Chernobyl, Justin Reeve on A Plague Tale, an interrogation with Gavin Leeper (Paper Void, Approaching Aphelion) and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 17 - 15 pages - Featured entries: Khee Hoon Chan on toxic fandom, Levi Rubeck on The Broadways' Broken Star, Gavin Craig on Out Stealing Horses, Stephen Wilds on Hackers, Keenan McCall on The Promised Neverland, Bryan Mangan on Resident Evil 2, an interrogation with Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge comic writer Ethan Sacks and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 16 - 14 pages - Featured entries: Noah Springer on Rick Sanchez and Rusty Venture, Ben Sailer on Pedro the Lion's "Yellow Bike," William Dowell on The Song of Achilles, Thomas Loughney on American Psycho, James Frierson on The Great British Baking Show, Ryan Cooper on mini-maps, an interrogation with Still Life with Apricots and Pears and our usual selections of recommendations.
Issue 15 - 15 pages - Featured entries: Jeremy Signor on the Metacritic problem, Evan Dennis on the soundtracks of Forza Horizon, Gavin Craig on Astroball, Violet Shulman on World of Tomorrow, Matthew Koester on Tuca & Bertie, Justin Reeve on habitus in videogames, an interrogation with wiesh of .gif and sub:human and our usual selections of recommendations.
Issue 14 - 16 pages - Featured entries: Brian Bell on Kofi Kingston, Ed Coleman on the musical taste of a seven-year-old, Gavin Craig on The English Patient, AJ Moser on Long Day's Journey into Night, Elizabeth Henges on Shrill, Justin Reeve on the storefronts of Yakuza 0 and an interrogation with mike park of asian man records.
Issue 13 - 17 pages - Featured entries: Elijah Beahm and Gavin Craig on culture vs. canon, Jeremy Signor on Robyn, Levi Rubeck on three new poets, Amanda Hudgins on Into the Abyss, Harry Mackin on Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san, Cian Maher on Thomas Was Alone toys, an interrogation with tabletop RPG designer Brandon Dixon and our usual selections of recommendations.
Issue 12 - 15 pages - Featured entries: Ben Sailer on digital distribution, William Dowell on Beethoven's 7th and The War of Art, Harry Mackin on You Were Never Really Here, Peter James Morgan on Red Dead Redemption 2, a group discussion of the 2019 season of The Bachelor, an interrogation with Vlad the Impaler and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 11 - 10 pages - Special Books of 2018 issue - Featured entries: Gavin Craig on Crudo, Ian Gonzales on Mister Miracle, David Shimomura on Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Deirdre Coyle on The Pisces, Stu Horvath on Art & Arcana and Daniel Fries of Severance.
Issue 10 - 15 pages - Featured entries: Khee Hoon Chan on videogame preservation, Harry Mackin on Mitski, Gavin Craig on Essayism, Stu Horvath on the Bakshi Lord of the Rings, William Dowell on La Casa de Papel, Robin Ford on videogame menus, an interrogation with Sean Hermann of Skeletal Lightning and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 9 - 16 pages - Featured entries: Melissa King on the women of Soulsborne, Cian Maher on Kurt Vile's latest, Elizabeth Henges on The Assistants, Amanda Hudgins on gay movies, Devin Raposo on The Could've-Gone-All-the-Way Committee, Alyse Stanley on Wandersong, an interrogation with Sean Neumann of the band Ratboy and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 8 - 15 pages - cover photo by Vikka Leoni - Featured entries: David Shimomura on the enduring appeal of live performance, Khee Hoon Chan on Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Andrew King on Dykes to Watch Out For, Stu Horvath on Ghostwatch, Harry Mackin on Teen Titans, Rob Haines on Gitaroo Man, an interrogation with the Amazing Kreskin and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 7 - 16 pages - Featured entries: Miranda Stewart on DIY film and fun; Amanda Hudgins on "This is America" parodies; Rob Haines on The Calculating Stars; Jake Pitre on Leftist film; Ben Sailer on Doom 2016's bathroom; an interrogation with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina writer Joshua Conkel and our usual selection of recommendations.
Issue 6 - 16 pages - Featured entries: Noah Springer on influence, Stalker and Annihilation; Nick Vogt on a summer of heavy metal; Levi Rubeck on I Am Setsua; Aimee Hart on Black Sails, Gingy Gibson on high school lit "classics" and The Rescuers; and an interrogation with best-selling author Andrew Schaffer.
Issue 5 - 15 Pages - Featured entries: Elijah Beahm on Star Wars canon confusion, Stu Horvath on sax solos, Gavin Craig on Silence, David Shimomura on Mission: Impossible 2, Stephen Wilds on Family Matters, Ben Sailer on Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and an interrogation with DJ Accident Report.
Issue 4 - 15 Pages - Featured entries: Will Partin on the canon of Dota 2 matches, Amanda Hudgins on Kesha's "Praying," Yussef Cole on An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rob Rich on the Godzilla franchise, Astrid Budgor on The Terror, Khee Hoon Chan on Pokémon Quest and an interrogation with game designer Teddy Dief (Hyper Light Drifter).
Issue 3 - 14 Pages - Featured entries: Khee Hoon Chan on art vs. the artist, Ben Sailer on Touche Amore, Stu Horvath on The Ballad of Black Tom, Alyse Stanley on Persepolis, Daniel J. Hogan on Freakazoid, Nick Vogt on Monster Hunter: World and an interrogation with game designer Jan Willem Nijman (Minit).
Issue 2 - 14 Pages - Featured entries: Stu Horvath on the infinity of culture, Khee Hoon Chan on Elephant Gym, Levi Rubeck on Monitor, Alyse Stanley on A Quiet Place, Thomas Wells on Deep Space Nine, Deirdre Coyle on Pinstripe and an interrogation with Kate Welch, game designer for Dungeons & Dragons.
Issue 1 - 15 Pages - Featured entries: Gavin Craig on canon, Levi Rubeck on Ultra Dolphins, Alyse Stanley on The Blind Assassin, Yussef Cole on Black Panther, Amanda Hudgins on The Jinx, Stu Horvath on Zork and an interrogation with Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy)
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