Three New Published Titles! Out Today!
CAT’S CLAW HERBAL
In this zine, Heron the herbalist’s the love of plants is shared through personal stories, drawings, and introductions to some favorites. Cat’s Claw Herbal also includes easy to understand DIY instructions on how to make your own herbal salves. This zine is great for people who are already into plants or those who are newly interested in making their own salves and natural medicine. Order here.
SIMPLE HISTORY ZINE SERIES: THE COLD WAR
In the latest installment of the Simple History zine series, author J. Gerlach takes a look at the Cold War. An era of nukes and paranoia, witch-hunting and gun-running, the Cold War was a complicated and oft-times terrifying time in our world’s history. Says Gerlach in the introduction, “The Cold War is a popular topic of debate for historians because of the large number of ‘what-ifs’ and the immensity of the consequences should a bluff be called, or an itchy trigger finger released. There seems to have been opportunities, both for an honorable end to the conflict, and for complete world destruction.” From the post-war “reconstruction” of Asia and Europe to the Bay of Pigs and Perestroika, Gerlach’s book comprises a wide cross-section of the important events of the last 70 years and gives its objective facts in a clear-minded, engaging, accessible fashion. Order here.
XEROGRAPHY DEBT #31
Davida Gypsy Breier’s review zine, Xerography Debt might be best summarized as an obsession for all involved. Now on its 31st issue, Xerography Debt is “the review zine with personal tendencies,” allowing its hand-picked cast of contributors to essay both the zines they love and where those zines find them in their lives. Al Burian gets a job in a vegan cafe to stay connected to his punk cultural roots, Joe Biel reports on the “pre-natal death of the e-book,” and Jeff Somers ruminates on the idea of a zine community and his ever-changing reasons for continuing to publish zines. And let us not forget the large volume of zine reviews in here. Rather than spending time and ink bashing things or being forced to write about something they don’t care about, the reviewers hand-select what they want to write about the result is much more interesting. In an age of blogs and tweets, Xerography Debt is a beautiful, earnest anachronism, a publication that seems to come from a different era, but is firmly entrenched in the now. And they want to review your zines in future issues: Davida Gypsy Breier / PO Box 11064 / Baltimore, MD 21212 Order here.