You know the feeling of emptiness that you get immediately after finishing a good read? I heard someone refer to that as a "book hangover" once and thought that was a pretty great name for the feeling.
Today's zine is one of those personal zines that will give you a "book hangover" at the end. (Take note that this highly recommended zine comes with a trigger warning). Malcriada is a well-written and very personal story of surviving childhood sexual abuse. The author also writes about her difficulty she experiences with her Latina identity while living in a culture that demands assimilation.
Trans* and queer voices of faith are something that everyone could use a little more of! So for our second featured zine this week, I'd like to spotlight Timtum : א יידישע טראנס־זינ : a trans Jew zine. Since I'm not totally sure about preferred pronouns and the author expresses a dislike for them, I'm going to refer to the author as "they."
We're having a belated Zine Library Day event here at Barnard Library on Wednesday, July 31st from 11-5.
There will be a Zine Reading at 2:00, and Zinedora (like Pandora, but for zines) recommendation booths all day. The event is held in colaboration with the POC Zine Project.
Come get some vegan snax and make zines with us. And keep an eye out for our neon colored posters! You literally can't miss them.
I've been adding zines to the library's online system and sometimes labelling and describing them leads to some pretty hilarious entries in the database. Here are a few of my favorites...
The Zine Librarian (un)Conference is coming to Iowa City this summer!
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Call for Donations
The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University is resolved to start collecting zines. TAMU hopes to make zines one of its collecting strengths, and to provide a permanent, accessible Texas home in its archives for the alternative voices that zines document and preserve.
The Flyaway Zine Mobile is headed to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend! You can browse the Zine Mobile's collection, participate in an open zine-reading event, and take part in Protest Karaoke! More info on the Zine Mobile's website!
Though the days of couples carving their initials into treestumps and undeniable love-at-first-sight reside only in fiction, the fact is, you can't deny the appeal of falling in love while wrapping yourself in a Snuggie and slurping instant noodle soup. Online dating services allow users to construct and hide behind tippy-top versions of themselves and simultaneously lust over the photoshopped versions others. While one could argue that these websites such as OK Cupid attempt to build love from sham, statistics show that online dating was the root of 17% of last year's marriages.