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V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
Where the magic happens
Captain America

Editorial

Ignoring Objectivity Since 1998

Except for in your own mind, you don’t have to be an expert on anything to create a zine. Journalistic objectivity is a myth. Everything you think, do or say is colored by what you’ve heard and seen all your life.

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V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
A new-fangled/old-fashioned work station in Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum’s “steampunked” 1901 home
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Feature

Full Steam Ahead

Steampunk’s mashup of anachronism and science fiction throws a wrench in the cogs of throwaway culture

Steampunk has been part of the cultural conversation for the past several years, as DIY-ers have embraced a handwrought, Steam Age aesthetic over high-tech gloss. Both a pop culture genre and an artistic movement, steampunk has its roots in 19th- and early-20th- century science fiction like Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Its fans reimagine the Industrial Revolution mashed-up with modern technology such as the computer. Dressing the part calls for corsets and lace-up boots for women, top hats and frock coats for men. Accessories include goggles, leather aviator caps and the occasional ray gun. And there's a hint of Sid Vicious and Mad Max in there, too.

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Art

Where do Alibi covers come from?

part 2

Dan Zettwoch

Superstar artist Dan Zettwoch posted the rough draft for last week's fantastic Valentine Card Contest cover on his blog. Check it out here.

V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010

Feature

DIY X-Mas

Gifts with class(es)

Give a girl a tea cozy and her tea will be ... cozy? Teach her to make a tea cozy and all of her friends and family members will have them, toowhether they need them or not. This year, consider giving someone you love the gift of knowledgeor, if you're a fast learner, craft your own presents. Below are a handful of businesses and organizations with a specialty in instruction.

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Serenity of Light Opening Reception at North Valley Senior Center

Gizmo Garage at North Valley Public Library

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