Various Artists

"Rad Families: A Celebration honors the messy, the painful, the playful, the beautiful, the myriad ways we create families. This is not an anthology of experts, or how-to articles on perfect parenting; it often doesn’t even try to provide answers. Instead, the writers strive to be honest and vulnerable in sharing their stories and experiences, their failures and their regrets.

Gathering parents and writers from diverse communities, it explores the process of getting pregnant from trans birth to adoption, grapples with issues of racism and police brutality, probes raising feminists and feminist parenting...[ continued ]

A decade of punk photography from Nuts! fanzine editor Ben Trogdon. Hundreds of photos, full-color, countless bands and innumerable punk-life oddities.

To name just a few of the many musical greats included within: Grass Widow, Hysterics, Milk Music, and the late great Joey Casio.

Plus additional art and illustrations work from Sam Ryser, Mateo Cartagena, Sonya Sombreuil, Cecelia Caldiera, Lauren O’Connor, Nick Welch, Eugene Terry, and Somer Stampley...[ continued ]

Last copy! The fourth issue of Women in Sound zine is built on a series of great interviews with women, queer, and trans musicians and sound artists. Included within: Gina Favano (of Come Holy Spirit), rapper/producer Sammus, producer/DJ Yaeji, sound engineer Holly Hansen, live sound engineer Carolyn Slothour, post-production engineer Leslie Mona-Mathus, and Portland's own Alissa DeRubeis and Felisha Ledesma (of S1 Synth Library & Women's Beat League)...[ continued ]

Last copy! Clock Tower Nine has become one of my new favorite zines. Using a variety-format approach reminiscent of classic '90s zines, Danny Noonan puts together a consistently interesting assortment. Letters, postcards, and the stories of others mix with personal narratives, odd facts, and ephemera.

This issue largely consists of a story about being a roadie for a band, an intercontinental fast friendship through postcards and drunk dials, and a barely-planned cross-country road trip...[ continued ]

A fun and fascinating gift for basically anyone, The Difference Between compares similar (or similar-sounding) things and provides straightforward definitions for each. Within: baking soda and baking powder, communism and socialism, krump and krunk, sympathy and empathy, turtle and tortoise, national deficit and national debt, girdle and corset, Dirty Harry and Debbie Harry, and so much more...[ continued ]

Ten zinesters talk about an album they love. From The Wipers to The Breeders, Elton John to Ol' Dirty Bastard. With great pieces from Billy McCall (Last Night at the Casino), Katie Haegele (The La-La Theory), and Ed Tillman (Manfiesto). My personal favorite: a delve into five forgotten '90s soundtracks.

I F#cking Love This Album is a quick, fun, and affordable read that has a charming made-on-a-word-processing-program-in-1994 aesthetic...[ continued ]

A collaboration between Portland nonprofit Know Your City and writer Martha Grover (Somnambulist zine, The End of My Career), The People's Guide to Portland is an in-depth resource guide for marginalized people and communities, as well as a succinct and clear guide to being a good ally. 

Sections within: Chronically Ill/Disabled, Racial Justice, LGBTQIA+, Reproductive Rights, Gender Inequality, Youth, Folks in Recovery, Parenting/Child-Rearing, Survivors of Violent Crime, Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Housing: Renting and Houselessness, Mental Health, Environmental Justice, Low Income, Educate/Agitate/Organize, Self Care, Veteran Resources, Wealth & Voter Suppression...[ continued ]

The latest from Ben Trogdon, editor of the legendary Nuts! fanzine. Within the first issue of Tattoo Punk Fanzine are interviews with musicians Carla Wolff (of Sister Anne), Nadia Buyse (of Dubais) and Joe (of Urchin). Interviews with tattoo artists Spider Sinclair, Lauren O'Connor, and Christina Gemora. Features on Chi (Blu Anxxiety, Ex-Anasazi), Nay (La Misma), Heather Benjamin, and Sully (Street Fever)...[ continued ]

Last copy! A new Portland poetry zine/literary journal that's surely bound for greatness. In this, the first issue, there's poetry from: Carl Adamshick (author of Saint Friend), Ross Robbins, Aimee Lopez, John Koch, David Midkiff, Heidi Elise Sellick, Yin-Lai Brenda Chung, Jessica Moore, Majesty Snowbird, Jake Ayres, John Alkek, Ariel D'Souza, Kristen Rian, and Rodney Koeneke...[ continued ]

A quiet and haunting issue of the Incandescent photo zine that looks at what it means to be “brittle string in a big storm.”

Work from: Krasimira Butseva, Carmen Colombo, Kristin Dillon, Yael Eban, Lorena Endara, Yoav Friedlander, Juan Giraldo, Juliane Herrmann, Martin Holik, Hannah Nikkelson, Joaquin Palting, Sarah Pfohl, June Tay Sanders, Rhombie Sandoval, Dakota Sumpter, and FeiFan Zhang...[ continued ]