ABSENT CAUSE #4: $3 or trade, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 84pgs.

The inside front cover invites the reader to explore the dark side with this zine, then lists, “underground cultures, hidden histories, feminist and queer sexualities, body image, chosen families, and radical politics, vampirism…”, etc. This issue looks at surviving abuse. Various writers submit pieces, art, and poems on sexual abuse, divorce, and manipulation. The one article that I found of particular interest was the editor’s look at rape/revenge movies, where he starts to get really personal. It’s ort of uncomfortable reading, which I imagine is part of the intent. Much like watching a rape/revenge film is. –M.Avrg (PO Box 1568, NY, NY 10276, [email protected])