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A fun zine for mail geeks and fans of postal history, Paper Crush #4 is about postcards. The history and collecting of postcards, to be exact. Interesting and informative. Plus every issue comes with a vintage postcard!

24 pages, half letter size.

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Leave it to PonyBoy Press to write a concise history of everything you ever wanted to know about I Love Lucy. Early TV history, the many ways the show was ahead of its time, and all the dirt behind the first hugely successful American sitcom.

Profiles on Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, and (of course) Lucille Ball. Plus the best episodes, eras of the show, the bad parts, song lyrics, recommended viewing, and a reading list...[ continued ]

Krissy Ponyboy chronicles her decades-long obsession with Beat Generation writers, and the obsession's gradual decline. Like all issues of Paper Crush, Dumping Kerouac is awesome, straightforward, and wise.

24 pages, quarter-size.

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An endlessly fun and fascinating zine that reviews celebrity biographies. From Rick James to Three Dog Night, Jayne County to Stevie Nicks, Krazy Kat's George Herriman to Cyndi Lauper, Little House on the Prairie's Laura Ingalls Wilder to Mötley Crüe.

Highly recommended.

28 pages, half-letter size.

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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 ]

Pissing in a River looks at Patti Smith from a wide variety of angles. Essays about falling in love with her in the '70s, '80s, '90s, today, and not falling in love with her at all. Plus comics, portraits, poems, letters, and more. A great fanzine that manages to consider Patti as a complex and powerful person, a human making mistakes, and an inspiration, all at once.

From the UK press Synchronise Witches...[ continued ]

Two poetry zines in one by Tomas Moniz. In A Poetic Theory of Plate Tectonics, he looks at bodies in relation to the various movements of the earth. And in A Reclamation of Manhood, he looks at past joys and mistakes in an attempt to unlearn the socialized expectations of what manhood and fatherhood looks like.

With art from Ajuan Mance, Robert Liu-Trujillo, and Alicia Dornadic...[ continued ]

In this, the first issue of POPs, parents weigh in on the various struggles and joys of raising kids. Within: step parenting, custody battles, images of masculinity, navigating the autism spectrum, and so much more.

With words from Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up), Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad), Kelli Callis (That Girl), Rust Belt Jessie (Reckless Chants), Edward Jenkins Hernandez, Justin Birnholz, and Kristi Nommensen...[ continued ]

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Prince. Critical and reverent, The Prince Zine looks at fame culture, gender, and sexuality while still having fun along the way. 

The Symbol, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Michael Jackson, parental advisory, Wendy & Lisa, protégés, movies, power, the early years, The Revolution, The New Power Generation, fun facts galore, and an epic discography...[ continued ]

Pro Wrestling Feelings is the zine where people who don't fit the typical image of professional wrestling fans voice their love. Women, queers, outsiders, and academics all get heard in PWF and it's always a fascinating ride, regardless of your interest in wrestling. This issue covers a wide range: the challenges facing female pro-wrestlers, All Japan Pro Wrestling, wrestling and fathers, meeting Japanese professional wrestler Jushin Liger on a beach in Los Angeles, and much more...[ continued ]