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"Three days after the terror attack on Bastille Day, Mohamed Asem is detained overnight by British immigration officials without cause. In an elegantly digressive, self-interrogative style, Asem describes the boredom and uncertainty of confinement, and how this specific kind of helplessness leads, inevitably, to a self-reckoning. Stranger in the Pen examines the burden of being disconnected from one's homeland, unpacks the emotional toll of racial profiling, and illuminates the quietly surprising ways in which grief can change one's life...[ continued ]

When Death Knocks is a personal zine written by Death himself. Or, more specifically, written by a lowly "Transition Officer" working for the agency of Death. A morbid and tender piece of writing from the postmortem zine scene. I can say with some certainty that there's nothing else quite like this.

24 pages, quarter-size, cut-and-paste.

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The issue that started it all, in stock here for the very first time. The highlight: a conversation with the legendary home recording artist Linda Smith. 

Also within: Heba Kadry (Timeless Mastering), Catherine Vericolli (513 Recording), Kate Davis (Track and Field Records), rapper Moor Mother Goddess, Women's Audio Mission, Dottie Alexander (of Montreal/James Husband), Holly Herndon, blursome, and Jennifer Baron (The Ladybug Transistor/The Garment District)...[ continued ]

In The Hid Are Out, Noah D. writes about growing up in Dayton, Ohio in the '90s and discovering fellow Dayton natives The Breeders. Told through short personal stories, the zine is a heartfelt tribute to the band and an example of how music can change the course of a person's life.

24 pages, quarter-size.

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On their latest EP, Reighnbeau producer Bryce Hample teams up with collaborators Colleen Johnson (Flying Circles, Silver Shadows) and Madeline Johnston (Midwife, Sister Grotto) to create an album that skirts the edges of IDM, dream pop, and electro-folk. Six off-kilter love songs—sparkling pieces of art-pop music for voice, electronics, acoustic guitar, and autoharp.

Released on Antiquated Future Records...[ continued ]

In Tranquility, or The Virtue of Realizing Your Self-Worth: Avoiding, Accepting and Combating Depression, Racism, and Other Demons, César Ramirez takes on a wide array of life experiences in a small amount of space. Within: the day John Wayne shot his dad, being a teacher of color, and finding pride in a name that no one can quite say.

16 pages, half-letter size.

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In a series of interviews with queer women and non-binary folks, Fear, Safety, & Femmes examines what safety looks like. What places and people create a sense of safety? Which qualities in people create a sense of danger? What self-defense tools and techniques do people use to feel safer?

20 pages, cut half-letter size.

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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 ]

As always, Tin Can Telephone is a delightful hodgepodge of curious bits and unsung projects. Within: an introduction to filk music, a history of the Indian Stream Republic, The Walk of the Conscious Ants, an interview with Rob Wise of the shortwave station Hobart Radio International, and the best radio of the past 50 years.

28 pages, half-letter size.

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In For Your Health, Anna Jo Beck provides a primer to health insurance in the United States—in all its complex, ever-changing, inhumane glory. Within: defining how health insurance works, choosing an insurance plan, mitigating cost, and so much more. The best part: Beck's brief history of health insurance in America and her thoughts and insights on the corrupt system people in this country are navigating...[ continued ]