The result of painstaking research stretching through New Brunswick, Maine, Quebec, and Vermont, this early century chronicle of queer Canadians is a labour of love.
At some point we have all worn some Chucks. Especially zinesters. Nicole Gruszecki’s XOX Converse zine takes you through their life in Converse, from their first pair to their latest.
Bent by the crystal ball we’re peering into as much as by the off-kilter discourse of the person who’s speaking, MLA Chernoff’s SCRIED FUNDAMENTS is is attention-grabbing, clever and regularly baffling.
“Doesn’t being trolled on the internet go hand in hand with being feminine?” asks Vivek Shraya in Death Threat, an account of being harassed by a stranger in 2017.
Brenton Gicker is a registered nurse, a journalist, an EMT and a crisis worker — roles that, taken together, make him a witness to and testifier of struggle, injustice, disappearances and abuses of power among police.
Through erasure, removal and additions, John Nyman create their own rendition of a 1985 choose your own adventure novel. The narratives found through their erasure is one that supplants the somewhat stereotypical and white patriarchal norms that hang over many 80s Americana quests.
Kris Rose paints a picture of how renting Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Waxwork brought feminism to their suburban sanctuary.
Lunchmeat VHS’ survey of surviving American video stores reveals a hidden purpose behind these defiant movie paradises.
Zoinks! The Adventures of Sgoobidoo gives other hapless, cartoon canine paranormal detectives a run for their money.
The more visible trans folks become, the more they deal with weird and confusing transphobes. Literally so, so many. Endless. Now we have a bestiary.
Mirion Malle highlights problems within mental health that are often overlooked. Imposter syndrome. Difficulties finding professional help. Confronting family. I only cried a little, I swear.
Every porn scene — and there are millions — is a record of people at work. This is the premise behind Heather Berg’s fascinating account of the labour economies that form the adult entertainment industry.