Zine Cataloging Report: June 7, 2013
Compliments of Keight
Earnest in Town & Jack in the Country. Maria (pronounced Mariah!). 1990s?
"In a zine you learn as much about the author from what she doesn't have to say as you do from what she does. It's assumed people are white & straight until they say otherwise. So what you'd learn by omission (or lack of necessity) from this zine about me is that I am white, reasonably well-to-do, provided for. Are racism & classism my battles to fight? Only if I make them."
From a self interview:
M: what is something you do every day?
m: wear jewelry. wear perfume. forget to put on deodorant. wish for mail. eat eat eat. get a papercut.
"The East Village Inky is published 4 times a year to aid travellers, whet the appetite of artistic teenagers stuck in the middle of Indiana and to provide a manageable creative outlet for the mother of baby Inky." [few issue 1 promises for regular publication actually deliver--go Ayun (who now publishes three times a year, but managed four for a very long time)]
"oh dear tompkins square playground, even though you are full of broken glass & cigarette butts & big kids on bikes lobbing water balloons at eachother, I am totally in your thrall! I don't much care that a dead pigeon was discovered beneath the baby's gym...I'm just glad that no one's ever erased the drawings of naked ladies under the stairs. On your filthy, sacred ground, I could take my ease forever, watching the thuggish interaction of young children, the ice broken with other (well, I guess having a baby makes it official) adults-who I would have liked even if we didn't have children in common (and could sleep late & take long showers & see movies & plays) So far are you from the spirit-leeching suburbs, so safe are you from the immediate nutcases & big city despair that I love you with all my ♥ & what's left of my brain." --sign off from #1.
Extemporaneous #s "Poor Taste Issue," 19, 20, 22 (two different issues), 24. Sara and Beth Billard. 1995?-1997?
interview questions for Julia Child, Kim Deal, Simon Gilbert and others:
- Have you ever had a silly pet/nick name?
- Describe your perfect day.
- Describe the weirdest day you ever had.
- What's your favorite outfit?
- Describe the person(s) you had a crush on in your youth.
"Here's something I like to do: I take pizza dough and wrap it around little cubes of mozarella and make little balls. Then I boil them in tomato sauce. Pizza dumplings. Mmm!" (letter to the editor from Stevie Hartman)
Donated by Owner
Yep, it's a travel zine. My favorite part is Rosita's city reviews, most of them pans:
Texas - Nothing but goddamn Flatland
Bridgeport, CT - broken down houses, empty factorie, and a pretty ugly, pretentious shitty city
Boston, MA - New York's rival on high rent, racist bastards, and grimy climate
New-to-Us Subject Headings
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)--Description and travel.
East Village (New York, N.Y.)--Description and travel.