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Last copy! Marked down due to minor assembling errors. 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

An illustrated introduction to women artists, feminist art, and the problems of the visual art canon. By Portland artist M. Sabine Rear. A great read and an essential addition to any zine collection. Highly recommended!

Within: Louise Bourgeois, Carrie Mae Weems, Eva Hesse, Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Alice Neel, Hannah Wilke, Rosa Bonheur, Méret Oppenheim, Gabriele Münter, Mary Kelly, Rokudenashiko, Hannah Höch, Shirin Neshat, Lee Krasner, Catherine Opie, Louise Nevelson, Orlan, Lorna Simpson, Andrea Fraser, Helen Frankenthaler, Nan Goldin, Vaginal Creme Davis, and the Guerilla Girls...[ continued ]

The fourth issue of Women in Sound zine is built on a series of great interviews with women, queer, and trans musicians and sound artists. Included within: Gina Favano (of Come Holy Spirit), rapper/producer Sammus, producer/DJ Yaeji, sound engineer Holly Hansen, live sound engineer Carolyn Slothour, post-production engineer Leslie Mona-Mathus, and Portland's own Alissa DeRubeis and Felisha Ledesma (of S1 Synth Library & Women's Beat League)...[ continued ]

A new issue of Women in Sound zine is always cause for celebration. But this one is perhaps the best yet. Interviews with three of our favorites: Mirah Zeitlyn (as in, indie-pop goddess Mirah), Laetitia Tamko (of Vagabon), and legendary Prince recording engineer Susan Rogers (!?!). It's nuts.

If that's not enough, there's also interviews with Dana Wachs (of Vorhees), Rachel Alina, Felix Walworth (of Told Slant), TRNSGNDR/VHS, and Leslie Gaston-Bird...[ continued ]

One of our favorite zines around, Women in Sound is always packed with interesting discussions from across the musical map. This time around, there's conversations with: synthesizer pioneer Suzanne Ciani, legendary punk label founder Lisa Fancher (Frontier Records), Amy Dragon (Telegraph Mastering), Marta Salogni (recording & mixing engineer for Bjork and Frank Ocean), Pamela Dwyer (live sound engineer, CKUT), Natalie Hernandez (Death By Audio Effects Pedals), Amanda Davis (live sound engineer for Janelle Monae and Tegan + Sara)...[ continued ]