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Exploring the Menopausal Multiverse

Laraine Herring and Omisade Burney-Scott demystify menopause and embrace the crone in projects that span zines, podcasts, protests, generations and dimensions.

Victoria Hetherington on Falling in Love With an Algorithm

We spoke with writer Victoria Hetherington about her dystopian novel Autonomy, chatroom romance and how the future got rigged.

Slacker Uprising: The Long Tradition of Anti-Work

A Reddit-driven rejection of labour surged during the pandemic, but it stems from a long tradition. An overlooked history of anti-work and where it fits with modern organizing.

Review: Porn Work

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.

Review: All The Fortune Tellers Were Wrong

Samuel W. Grant has made sure that the collection is filled to the brim with Brad Neely-esque, single-page illustrations, each piece funnier than the last.

Review: Zine Obscura #6

The latest zine from Label Obscura covers Quebec's heavy metal vets, maritime supergroups and glam rock in the great white north.

Review: Stone Fruit

Lee Lai's Stone Fruit is a shifting story that explores how people grapple to stay together once they’ve reached the goal of escaping a negative environment.

Review: So Buttons #11

Baylis’ Harvey Pekar-esque writing shines throughout So Buttons. His personable and welcoming tone showing that each piece, despite the varying art styles, is thoroughly ‘his.’

Art Holes: The Realities of an Amazon Worker

The magic trick of Amazon is we never think about what happens between that one click and the package arriving on our doorstep. We’ve been happy to ignore the various corporate cruelties because we didn’t want to see them.

Review: The Quiet Is Loud

Samantha Garner’s refreshingly original debut novel, The Quiet Is Loud, explores the grey areas between what we say and what we conceal and the stakes of keeping one’s identity hidden.

Review: Celluloid Lunch #6

Thick as a car manual, band interviews, record reviews, shorter prose and poetry make up the bulk of this Montreal fanzine.

Review: Borderline

The whimsical storytelling of Casey Harrison's Borderline transports the reader into a world of pure fantasy that is matched by its gorgeous, ethereal illustrations.

A Zine For Your Local Package Thief

Eve Harms was frustrated by frequent visits from a porch pirate. So she took the only logical next step: Making a zine about it.

Review: Sessile

“Sessility” describes a lack of mobility in organisms. The inability to move under their own metabolic processes. In Sessile, our narrator finds themselves unable to move on.

Review: Autonomy

A virus rampages, there's a nuclear strike on Fargo and beer that costs $26. Autonomy is too canny to offer much hope. Some might call it cynical. But Victoria Hetherington writes with a clarity that is the mark of a truly fearless artist

Review: Good Lord My Daughter’s A Goddamn Radical!

Good Lord My Daughter’s A Goddamn Radical! is fun and sassy, mocking false green promises by corporations, the gender pay gap, and Margaret Thatcher.

Review: Hearts on Fire: Six Years That Changed Canadian Music 2000-2005

Just as Y2K preppers were disappointed, so too were big music executives who saw their profits crash back to earth thanks an artistic shockwave that found its epicentre in Canada. Hearts on Fire is a tome for anyone nostalgic for the simpler times of the early aughts.

Nick Zedd’s Lovely Life of Scum

One of the most important and least accessible figures of the No Wave milieu, Nick Zedd’s films taught the important lesson that compelling art is unbound by any rules of aesthetics or taste.

Review: Wasp Video Xpress #1

Carlos Gonzalez’ sense of humour is consumed by a world of rot and body horror; puerile, but also quite unique.

Review: Investigation Into Alleged Gatherings on Government Premises During COVID Restrictions, or The Case of the Forbidden Jamborees

Henry Hardwicke Carruthers provides a wry, meticulous and absurdist satire of the absurdist scandal plaguing Boris Johnson.

Call for Submissions: EYESUCK ZINE

Call for Submissions: CANZINE

Review: Where the Rent Went

Call for Submissions: BUTTON POETRY

Jim Shedden’s Home Movie Memories

The Broken Pencil Zine Awards 2022 Submission Showcase: Week 3

Zine Awards 2022 Showcase: Week 2

Call for Submissions: SNAX

Call for Submissions: The Institutionalized Review

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