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The Die

High praise is in order for my most recent zine discovery, The Die. This Maryland-based periodical, finely written by Joe Smith, is a very thoughtful look at contemporary culture. The Spring 2004 issue includes a very good essay entitled "The Fate of Solitude in an Electronic Age," Smith's pointed response to Sven Birkerts' diatribe of modern woe The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age, thoughts on Walter Kaufman's writings on existentialism, several troubling reports of neocon thought-policing, and plentiful zine reviews which are already prompting further reading on my part.

The Die is available for free from Joe's publishing concern, Red Roach Press. But don't be a cheap bastard--send him a donation of cash or postage stamps when you request a copy.

June 29, 2004 in Zines | Permalink