SUBURBAN BLIGHT #12, $?, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 54 pgs.

Aug 25, 2016

The latest installment of this long-running—yet somewhat infrequent, judging from the issue number—political zine continues to cover current events in radical politics and social justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement, teacher strikes across the country, anti-Columbus Day protests, and more. Following the news is an “Arts & Culture” section that features several poems and… drawings? Paintings? It’s hard to tell in black-and-white photocopy; some of the art looks good, but it really doesn’t translate well to this format. Wrapping up the issue are some in-depth book reviews, some of which border on short essays. The content is dense throughout this zine, but the writing is thoughtful and accessible. –Indiana Laub (Stephanie B., 370 Seventh Ave., Suite 1401, NY, NY 10001)