DEEP FRIED MINNEAPOLIS #15, $1, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 20 pgs.

Sometimes I almost feel like I’m being pandered to when I find a zine or book or whatever that has so many things I love in it. Deep Fried MPLS is a publication I’d heard of but never read. And what better time to start than now? Especially when the cover is Robocop, one of the best movies of all time. Now, you may be asking why the bot of the Detroit PD is on the cover holding a drumstick (the chicken kind, not percussion kind). Not only does this issue educate us on the time Robocop was in a Korean fried chicken commercial, but it also has an interview with the punk band Murph who is named after the cop who gets cyborged. As an aside, I love that the zine recommends Murph’s music for “people who have always wanted to go to a GWAR show.” This zine stays very on brand and only asks them questions about junk food. Some of the other features in this issue include letters from inmates about the menu at San Quentin, an interview with Nick Murray of Fancy Lad Skateboards, and this amazing tale of the anonymous punk who unknowingly decorated Grant Hart’s memorial cake. There’s a lot of super fun stuff in here that is awesome for fans of punk and/or junk food. I imagine there’s a sizable cross over. –Kayla Greet (2901 Yosemite Ave. S, St. Louis Park, MN 55416, videophobia222@hotmail.com)