QECE #12: $3 ppd., 5 ½ X 8 ½, copied, 55 pgs.,

QECE – Question Everything, Challenge Everything – is a political zine from Pennsylvania. The first half of this issue discusses animal cruelty, the death penalty, and a history of milk. The second half has four different perspectives on the Unity 2000 protests in Philadelphia this past summer. What sets QECE apart from most other political zines, though, is its ability to discuss issues intelligently without taking on that all-too-familiar know-it-all tone. The writers seem to be undergoing a process of discovery rather than coming off as ill-informed authorities, and I appreciate that. And though they take on serious issues, they don’t take themselves too seriously. In some parts, it’s pretty damn funny. Editor Larry Nocella is serious about taking over the media from the grassroots, and I’ll take QECE over The New Republic any day. -Sean Carswell (QECE, 406 Main St. #3c, Collegeville, PA 19426)