Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Magazine Me XXVI
It's 1994 all over again! In today's USA Today, Whitney Matheson pens an eager appreciation of zine culture in the column Pop Candy. She returns to themes that popped up time and time again when the mainstream media first discovered zine culture almost a decade ago -- zines' grassroots attitude and diversity, the value of review zines, and notable titles that Matheson enjoys. Her roundup of recommended zines includes Chunklet, Roctober, Duplex Planet, and others she picks up at Quimby's in Chicago. While I'm somewhat amused by her enthusiasm, it's good to know that zines weren't just a flash in the pan of mainstream media. We're perennial! And hopefully, mainstream journalists will continue to "discover" us.

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