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Building: A DIY Guide to Creating Spaces

DIY or Don't We? A Zine About Community, Issue One

POPs #1: Parents on Parenting

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A clean, accessible guide to making DIY events happen. Perfect for those just getting into organizing DIY events and with reminders and ideas that even the seasoned organizer can benefit from. A strong focus on house shows and radical communities, but a lot of ideas that can function in a lot of DIY event situations.

Put together by Neil Campau (of Electrician and World History) and edited by a ton of really great folks—Zoe Boekbinder, CJ Boyd, Danah Olivetree, and Jamie Menzel, just to name a few...[ continued ]

The voices in this zine give representation to a wide variety of ways to feel like a part of a community. From organic farms to the Olympia Film Society to Razorcake Magazine to Cambodian friends in Bangladesh to community garden cooperatives. A modern zine classic.

40 pages, half-letter size.

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In this issue of POPs, Jonas writes a speculative history of pajama stubbornness. Meghan Moyer writes about having a transgender family. Melinda Gonzalez writes about sharing geek culture with her daughter. Alex Nall draws a comic about being a teacher. Eddie Jenkins Hernandez writes about parenting in a world of conflict. And Rhea Tepp interviews openhearted punk legend Alice Bag...[ continued ]

The in-depth story of a community built through acapella punk rock. A history of Chicago's Blue Ribbon Glee Club, as told by Liz Mason (of Caboose zine). Interviews with members, past and present.

44 pages, helf-letter size.

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Seven contributors give their thoughts and experiences about being sober within counterculture communities. A great read, regardless of your relationship with alcohol.

20 pages, half-letter size.

In this issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the zine of all things never meant to be: True stories about leaving New York City. Six writers tell the tales of what made them pack their bags.

44 pages, quarter-size. Ivory stock paper, color covers. Cover art by Enrico Miguel Thomas.

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Last copy! In What Are You Raising Them For?, Tim Devin looks at the counterculture shifts of the '60s and '70s and sees how it changed the way people parented their kids. Using '70s hippie literature and the experiences of adults raised in nontraditional settings as source material, Tim Devin examines where counterculture parenting ideas were coming from, how well they were working, and what we can take away from it all today...[ continued ]

There are a lot of things I love about this little zine. Its subject, for one (hometowns!). But also its wonderful nostalgia, its sadness, its subtle beauty. I also love that most the authors seem to be in their early to mid-30's and have this tempered idealism. Many are coming home or pining for home, or wanting to find home, or wishing they'd got out and it's so beautiful and tragic, all at once...[ continued ]

A beautiful reprint of the second issue of Where You From, the zine about hometowns. Various authors (including our own Joshua James Amberson) give their thoughts on where they’re from. And it’s wonderful. A fascinating study of place, home, community, identity, and so much more.

Edited by Hope Amico of the great Keep Loving, Keep Fighting zine and the[ continued ]