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Temporary Sale! In this issue of Tom Tom, Lisa Schonberg and Aidan Koch team up to interview an audiologist about hearing damage. The Big Moon gets interviewed. We get a peek at Janet (F'ing) Weiss' nontraditional drum notations.

Not to mention: Body positive drumming, pregnancy and drumming, moon cycle metronomes, drumming after cancer, drumming after Lyme Disease, yoga for drummers, and so much more...[ continued ]

​Last copy! 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...[ continued ]

Last copy! The failures of public education, horrible weddings, air-drumming dudes, and rotting teeth. In this issue of Truckface, LB goes through a plethora of hard times and low moments, but never gives up. And refuses to let anyone even entertain the possibility of giving up. Truckface continues to be one of the best zines running.

104 pages, quarter-size...[ continued ]

The new issue of one of the all-time best zines. In a series of letters, written over the course of two years teaching in Chicago Public Schools, LB thinks about how to cope when everything feels so hopeless. Looking at systems of power in many forms—the perpetuation of sexual violence against women, the disregard of low-income students of color—LB tries to make sense of the onslaught of awful they deal with every day...[ continued ]

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 ]

The new issue of Alyssa Giannini's gorgeously illustrated personal zine, Wanderer. Within: road trips, house shows, gender identity, zine mazes, and odes to initiators of fun. As well as finding ways through depression and panic attacks and hard times.

My favorite piece is on platonic intimacy. Alyssa writes, "Friendship is so often undervalued in favor of romantic coupling. I say let's share longer hugs and learn to be vulnerable with friends and not just lovers...[ continued ]

A mini-zine on the intracies of trading zines at zine fests. A useful and compact guide!

8 pages, quarter-size.

The latest in Jennifer Williams' well-loved workbook zine series. We Need Emotional Labor: Discussion Questions to Redistribute the Work that Holds Communities Together​ is an essential guide to understanding both the value of emotional labor and the imbalance of it.

In her in-depth introduction, Williams asks, "What toxic systems can be uprooted if we start to wipe away the idea that taking care of each other is a burden?" While also pointing out that "There are questions we need to ask, though, before this giving and receiving: Is it consensual? Is it valued? Is it reciprocal?" (Clementine Morrigan...[ continued ]

A fantastic issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the journal of all things never meant to be.

Seven writers tell stories about the west coast. Essays by Jaime Borschuk, Dave Cole, Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Albert Sidewalk, Lisa Alexia, Joshua James Amberson, and Erin Wilson. Cover art by Colette Hannahan.

44 pages, quarter-size.

"The stories here are eclectic, occasionally touched with melancholy, and often a dose of magic that lingers on after you’ve read it...[ continued ]

In the new issue of our favorite literary zine, seven writers take us around the world—from ancient ruins to the room of a nursing home—while writing under the theme of "Away."

Featuring work from: Charles Reaves, Andria Alefhi, Colette Hannahan, Betsy Houston, Pam Daghlian, M.P. McCune, and Lauren Georgia.

44 pages, quarter-size, color covers. Cover art by Portland's very own collage artist extraordinaire, Kevin Sampsell...[ continued ]