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Arthur, on the Rocks, into the Drink

I’ve only seen Arthur magazine a handful of times, picking it up in various record stores or bookstores in random cities and places — I think I found it once in my home base Champaign, IL. I always enjoyed this free publication because it seemed freewheeling, with truly interesting interviews and reviews, and not published […]

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Zine References from the Friday, March 17 Radioshow

My pal Aj Michel resumed her crown as the mediageek radioshow zine queen on the Friday, March 17 edition, telling us about her favorite independently produced publications from the last year. These are the zines we discussed: Best Zine Ever 2006 Available through Microcosm, Parcell Press (, Atomic Books ( or send two stamps (or […]

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Indy Publishing Weekend in Philly

Aj at Papercuts gives the rundown of a bunch of independent publishing events coincidentally all going down this weekend, including the Philadelphia Zine Fest and a reading with Al Burian, of the zine Burn Collector and many other projects. Al read at a zine reading here in Urbana a couple of years ago and I think it was the best zine reading I’d ever seen. His timing and delivery are well honed and completely appropriate to his material. I recommend seeing him if you can.

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When Zine Readings Go Bad

A year ago the Urbana-Champaign IMC Library held its last zine reading, which was sparsely attended, somewhat due to our friends from Chicago breaking down in Kankakee. The small crowd was made up for by a drunked Slayer fan who helped make it an EXTREME ZINE READING by nearly assaulting local zinester Brad of Silly Little Trouser Monkees.

Of course, I caught it on video. Now, finally, one year later I have the footage captured and compressed for the enjoyment of the world, thanks to a new camcorder to replace my broke-down one.

The video is available for download at

Never one to let opportunity pass him by, Brad has since tapped the man now known as the Slayer Rules Guy to pen an advice column for the upcoming SLTM #22.

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