The complete archive of International Times
, which launched a revolution in underground publishing in the UK
and paved the way for Oz
the School Kids special
) and a whole string of british underground
zines, a heritage that Alan Moores new zine Dodgem Logic
very much calls upon.
makes discovering magazine content a personalized experience. Utilizing social intelligence, our system recommends magazine articles you will enjoy reading from over 600 magazine titles." [more inside]
The Modernist Journals Project
collects literary arts journals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including both issues
of Wyndham Lewis' Vorticist manifesto Blast
, the first ten years of Poetry
magazine (with Amy Lowell, T.S. Eliot, G.K. Chesterton and foreign correspondent Ezra Pound), topical essays
, the Virginia Woolf-inspired December 1910 Project
, the amazing proto
zine Le Petit Journal des Réfusées
and a searchable biographical database
and not so famous
artists and writers
Wrestling with Diane Arbus
"She set up no lights, just pulled out her Rolleiflex, which was half as big as she was, checked the aperture and the exposure, and tested the flash. Then she asked me to lie on the bed, flat on my back on the shabby counterpane.
I did as I was told. Clutching the camera she climbed on to the bed and straddled me, moving up until she was kneeling with a knee on both sides of my chest. She held the Rolleiflex at waist height with the lens right in my face. She bent her head to look through the viewfinder on top of the camera, and waited".
Mr. Lippy, 41, is single-minded about the need for a general-interest magazine that is not dumb
(NYT). The result is Esopus
Interesting online magazines
. Not as popular or commercial as say Salon but interesting reads from a less mainstream perspective. With so many options and so much variety, it’s difficult to stake your claim. What are some of your favorite online magazines?
What happened at Lingua Franca?
had top-notch writing and reporting on the academic life as well as National Magazine Awards, but it shut down
in October. It was originally thought to be another September 11 casualty (circulation hovered around 15,000, despite the magazine's heavy buzz). Now, it looks like a $16.5 million lawsuit filed against Academic Partners acquisition Arts and Letters Daily might have hastened the magazine's demise. The charge? Breach of verbal contract -- after the papers selling ALD were signed, promises of payment to the previously working for free executive editor went out the window. What responsibilities come with turning a communal labor of love into a business enterprise? How do you introduce the element of professionalism into something that was once done for fun?
Advertisers Who Hate XY
a letter from the editor of the gay youth magazine about institutional bigotry. and i think it is way out of line. [more inside]