PAPERCORE #2, 8½” x 11”, copied, 24 pgs.

This is a fantastic DIY punk zine based out of Marseille, France. It’s organized much like MRR—a few pages of columns with two rows per page, then articles, interviews, and reviews. The folks who write for this come from all over the world and seem to be dyed-in-the-wool punks. So much of the columns and personal writing is anti-establishment and pro-community. It was very refreshing to see the passion on the page. This particular issue includes scene reports from Brittany (France), and Belgium, an interview with Italian punk band Frattura, an interview with The Eye of Time (a solo project from France), and reviews of music, punk-related movies, and other zines. I am so grateful this zine is written in English. Making a zine in the first place is a huge undertaking, but to do one that crosses borders; that is impressive. They don’t list a price for the zine and their website says nothing is for sale, nor do they pay for ads, though if you’d like to donate to them, they can be found at diyconspiracy.net. –Kayla Greet (Giz c/o Cira, 50 Rue Consolat, 13001, Marseille, France)