PAPERCORE #3, 8” x 11¼”, 36 pgs.

Papercore #3 collects interviews, musings on the academic institutionalization of punk, a polemic against manarchists, and even a recipe in a slick, clean design. Looks damn good. This zine is published in France, but takes on global issues, even including a column on the uprisings here in the U.S. from someone writing from Alabama. I’d encourage every punk in the U.S. to try to step outside of that worldview once in a while, and caution you too not to think of punk as something that happened here and in the U.K. and spread, but rather many instances of something organic exploding. It takes punks to make punk, not the other way around. If you can keep up with punk here, it wouldn’t hurt to read up on what’s going on outside the United States. We can learn a lot from each other. Papercore are doing a damn good job anyhow, but just in case you needed a little more incentive… –jimmy cooper (Giz ℅ CIRA, 50 Rue consolat, 13001 Marseille, France, [email protected])