MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #350, : $4, 8½” x 11”, newsprint, 164 pgs.

I always enjoy MRR, but this was a particularly cool issue. Focusing on punk photography, it was great to see archival photos and read interviews with folks like Christine Boarts-Larsen, Justine Demetrick, and Jeanne Hansen, among others. No band interviews this time around, just photographers (pretty rad), as well as the usual columns (and this issue’s were exceptionally good—the majority of them remaining contextual to punk, and generally pretty thought-provoking), reviews, etc. Like most punk “institutions,” MRR gets ragged on a lot, but this current incarnation of staff seems both thoughtful and impassioned. Awesome work all around. Now if they’d just nerd out someday on a “punk design” issue, I’d be stoked. –Keith Rosson (Maximum Rock’n’roll, PO Box 460760, SF, CA94146)