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Xerography Debt is a review zine for zine readers by zine writers (and readers). It is a hybrid of review zine and personal zine (the ancestor to many blogs). The paper version has been around since 1999. This blog thing is are attempt to bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Paper 1.0. Print is not dead, but it is becoming more pixelated.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

aw yeah BROOKLYN! (#90 and 92)

review from Anne: BROOKLYN: (#90 and 92)

24 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 $10 for a 4 issue subscription
(PAYMENT IN CASH! Fred adds: US currency please!)
Fred Argoff
Penthouse L
1170 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11230

You know it, you love it: “The name of this zine is BROOKLYN and that's also what the zine is about, Fred's beloved borough of Brooklyn."Issues generally tend to be more photography based, which is cool since Fred has a great eye for capturing slice-of-life images. There's a whole lot of fascinating Brooklyn history ("no such thing as too much history!") packed into every single issue,  so if you like history, architecture, Brooklyn, urban spaces, etc. you'll absolutely want to check out this series -- aaaand I'm pleased to report that the lexicon, one of my favorite things about this series (i.e. You haven't subscribed yet? Wat the hell? You crazy, or wat?), appears again in #92.  
Did you know Jell-O was invented in Brooklyn? Me either! Three states have three Brooklyns each (#90 will hip you to them; one of them is in fact NEW YORK), and two states have two.  Brooklyn MANIA!!!

If you're new to all this, you should know that BROOKLYN is a long-standing awesome series that's a fun read even if you're never been to Brooklyn and maybe never will. It's all about Brooklyn (no surprise there), but it's always a combination of history, photography, and other Brooklyn related things, including Brooklyn-related zazzle.com stamps. Fred obviously spends a lot of time sweating the details, and the overall effect is very cool. I've been reading for a while now and I really enjoy it; I'd very much recommend a subscription to get the full effect & a full dose of BROOKLYN. (Please note: Fred wants you to pay in US cash!) Overall, it's a fun read (whether you're from Brooklyn or not), and there are subscriber perks (like the special issues). The layout is crisp and easy to follow, and it's delightful to read about Brooklyn from someone who obviously loves the place. Always, always a fun read worth your time. So, whaddya waitin' for? Read some Brooklyn already!

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