COUCHED #1: $5 ppd., 5½” x 8½”, copied, 26 pgs.

An angsty photography and prose zine full of musings on failed relationships and music. Some elements are romantic (“Two Clever Things I Said to Redheads and One Clever Thing a Redhead Said to Me”) while others are a little squirm-inducing. Giving their definition of what love truly is, the author writes, “Love is a big, red button and you’re willing to shove old ladies to get to it. You’re willing to step over babies that have fallen onto the ground to reach it and push it.” All in all, the effort is there. But baby smushing? I’m a little bit scared. –Alanna Why (Fair Dig Press, fairdig.com)