PICKING STUFF APART, $4, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 48 pgs.

May 23, 2018

Picking Stuff Apart is a brainchild between two friends who assigned each other things to watch, read, and listen to, and then wrote reviews of experiences of those things and then discuss it—and, well—pick stuff apart. Assignment topics include Grant Morrison’s essay/manifesto “Pop Magic!”, listening to a discussion from The New Yorker Fiction Podcast, Alak’s 2009 EP I Don’t Feel Anything, and my personal favorite, a Christian television show Fire By Nite “Satanism Unmasked: The Return 1,” where Craven muses, “A lot of people are completely repulsed by Christian propaganda, but it’s endless entertainment for others. I guess I’m just gloating, but, in this case, at people who definitely deserve to fail.” Topics of discussions weren’t always of interest, however the back and forth discussions between zinesters Joshua and Craven is insightful, snarky and intelligent. –Camylle Reynolds (Craven Rock, 10511 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98133)