GENEVA 13 #17: $2, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 60 pgs.

Conceptually, this zine is awesome—every issue has a different theme, and the different contributors tackle it while staying within the thirteen-mile radius around Geneva, NY. Often, even with the local focus, the pieces are entirely accessible and interesting to non-residents of Geneva. This issue’s theme is “neighborhood,” so most of this stuff was hyper-local, even by this zine’s standards. So some of this, like the demographics statistics and local history, went in one eye and out the other for me. There were still pieces I found fascinating. A reprinting of most of the testimonial from the angered black community in Geneva after the murder of a local resident by the police was a terrible, tragic read, and unfortunately one easy to connect with a larger pattern outside of Geneva. Also included are interviews, photos, music recommendations, etc. I wish every small town had one of these. -Dave Brainwreck (PO Box 13, Geneva, NY14456, [email protected])