Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Crusades

In the new edition of J. Gerlach’s Simple History series Crusades zine we look at the period between 1095 and 1229, a time of widespread cruelty, political expansion, and religious hypocrisy. As Gerlach says in the zine’s intro, “It is said that religious differences have caused most wars. Certainly this reasoning could be applied to the… Read more »

Read the entire post »

The Microcosm Publishing/Paris Review Giveaway!

Adam G. from the ‘Cosm Kansas Dept got an extra copy of the Paris Review’s latest issue in his subscription. The next person who orders from us using the priority mail option and types “Paris Review” into the order notes will get Adam’s copy FREE.

Read the entire post »

Rad Dad #21

It’s the Rad Dad Occupy issue! In issue #21, Rad Dad editor Tomas Moniz and co. take on the recent global occupations from a radical parent’s perspective. Are potentially volatile  protests like Occupy Wall Street kid-friendly? Are the folks behind the Occupy events organized enough to keep your children safe should the balance of power tip?… Read more »

Read the entire post »

Railroad Semantics #1

Devoted to trainhopping and train culture, Railroad Semantics describes the sights, sounds, successes, and defeats of riding around the U.S. in near-poetic detail. This first issue explores a round-trip, early-spring train ride from Portland to Pocatello and back, as well as a long, winter ride to Eugene. It features a wide array of articles on railroads and rail-related… Read more »

Read the entire post »