"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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He defended artifice and imagination vs. the so-called “natural.”

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The last five issues of HERMENAUT

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HERMENAUT snapshots

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Letters to HERMENAUT, from friends and fans.

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Zine books — a harbinger of doom!

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Hermenaut’s S.L.A.C.K.E.R. project.

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Hermenaut’s midwestern trek

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Idiot Tooth, Mommy and I Are One, and more!


Bust, Heinous, McJob, Temp Slave

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Mystery Date, Hey There Barbie Girl!, and Plotz

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Thrift SCORE, Beer Frame, and Crap Hound.

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8-Track Mind, ANSWER Me!, Boiled Angel, Crank, and more.

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Rollerderby and Scram

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Pagan Kennedy and the Allston scene of the early ’90s.

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1990: Luvboat Earth begins as a grad-school application scam.


“Only a handful of hardcore zine junkies who… read lots of them.”

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BSBN, King-Cat Comics, Dishwasher: zines from ’89.

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Ben is Dead, Kooks, Kool Thangs, Pagan’s Head: zines from ’88.

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Queercore and Riot Grrl zines.


1984–86: Cometbus, 2600, The Mark of Cain, Murder Can Be Fun


1979: The emergence of the zine as we know it!

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Punk fanzines from the 1970s

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Fanzines from the 1940s–60s


Proto-fanzines; and fanzines from the 1920s–30s