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In the first volume of Mapping Out Utopia, Tim Devin looks at a wide range of counterculture organizations in 1970s Cambridge, Massachusetts. While its focus at first glance seems local (and will hold particular interest to those familiar with Cambridge), Devin uses the place as a microcosm of the time period examining the larger-scale movements these organizations were connected to...[ continued ]

The second volume of Tim Devin's epic delve into the counterculture movements of the 1970s. Using the greater Boston area as a microcosm, he maps out the diverse manifestations of people organizing, working, and living collectively.

"Mapping Out Utopia is a three-part look at the Boston area's 1970s counterculture, based on listings found in old countercultural directories and magazines...[ continued ]

The Mapping Out Utopia zine series is stunning in the depth of its research and the way it examines local history as a microcosm of broad societal change. In this, the third and final issue, Devin looks at communities near the Boston area and the kinds of counterculture organizations that formed there in the 1970s. While mapping these organizations and their histories, he also provides brief histories of the environmental movement, corporate boycotts, consumer rights, the peace movement, food cooperatives, and so much more...[ continued ]

In Otherwise, their sequel to the excellent All Together workbook zine, Emma Percy guides us through better understanding and connecting to the world around us. Through questions, exercises, quotes, and research, Otherwise explores "ecological identity, climate grief + anger, the precarity + necessity of hope, and sparking creative resistance to the genocidal + ecocidal capitalist system...[ continued ]

A highly recommended interview issue from this long-running Vancouver, B.C. punk zine. Community organizing, the perspective and challenges of being a DIY lifer, real-life sailing epics. Aaron Cometbus, Shellshag, Matt Hern, and more.
60 pages, half-letter size.

Shotgun Seamstress #8 covers so much territory. Thoughts on imperfect heroes and the way that slogans can't sum up systematic oppression. Broadside-esque pages on punk activism, Alli Lowe of The Atomic Tanlines, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Interviews with Afrofuturist Wizard Apprentice, Marc Edwards of Cellular Chaos, horror movie actress Geretta Geretta, and Monika Estrella Negra on Chicago's black and brown punk shows...[ continued ]

In Snacks in the Park, Portland zine legend Moe Bowstern (Xtra Tuf) meets up with interesting Portlanders in parks around the city. Along the way, there's bits of local history and far-ranging discussions. Casual and fun, but with plenty of depth, Snacks is an interesting ride from cover to cover.

Conversations with: rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw, film-score composers Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger, massage therapist and burlesque performer Shanta Prescott, community radio manager and activist Monica Beemer, furniture maker and salvager Preston Browning, and writer and activist Judith Arcana...[ continued ]

In this issue of Somnambulist, Martha Grover publishes her mom Frani's letters to Portland mayor Ted Wheeler regarding Portland's housing crisis. This far-reaching collection of letters brings in personal, literary, and historical viewpoints. Largely, she writes from her perspective as a long-time advocate for houseless communities. She talks about the friends she's made in these communities over the years and the challenges these friends have faced, trying to get through to the mayor...[ continued ]

Inspiring, fun, heartbreaking, glorious prose poems by Tomas Moniz. Read it and go out into the world feeling ready for anything.

36 pages, quarter-size.

Under Pressure: Herbs For Resilience is an in-depth and insightful guide to "twelve plants that can help increase or enhance resilience in times of upheaval and uncertainty." Looking at the physiology of stress, the zine is a holistic guide to surviving in an unhealthy culture.

Written by Janet Kent, an herbalist, writer, and founder of Medicine County Herbs and the Terra Sylva School of Herbal Medicine...[ continued ]