Monthly Archive for July, 2004

Hey Kidz! Book Event with Anne Elizabeth Moore and special guests Christa Donner and Jason Kucsma

Jul ’04
12:00 am

Hey Kidz! Book Event with Author
Anne Elizabeth Moore and special guests
Christa Donner and Jason Kucsma
Thursday July 29th 8PM
Hey Kidz! is out on Soft Skull?s new Red Rattle line for young adults. A guidebook to media literacy and artistic response, Hey Kidz! serves as a respectful, straightforward how-to manual for youth who have a problem with
the way the world works, but don?t yet know how to articulate their demands, nor achieve their goals, for world change. Illustrated by underground cartoonist Megan Kelso, this book will give any young adult a solid grounding in media systems and provide them with hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions to become radical card-carrying activists. (It will even provide instructions on how to make those cards, and where to hide them during border-crossings.) With emphases on community-building, teamwork, historical research, and self-expression, this book will even prove useful for improving those skills so sought after by educational testing-based programs.
Christa Donner is the editor and publisher of Ladyfriend Zine. She’s also a nationally-exhibited visual artist who uses large-scale drawings and small-press comics to explore issues of women’s health and body image. Whenever she can, Donner accompanies her art with workshops focusing on self-publishing, body image, art and activism. She has led programs for Planned Parenthood, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Ladyfest East, and numerous other organizations and institutions.
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Jason Kucsma is the co-founder and publisher of Clamor Magazine, an award-winning bi-monthly that celebrates the revolution of everyday life. Clamor won “Best New Magazine” in Utne’s Alternative Press Awards its first year and has been nominated for “Best Social/Cultural Coverage” every year since. In the summer of 2002 he was featured in Utne as one of 30 young visionaries under 30 who are changing the world. Jason is also the co-publisher of the Zine Yearbook, a yearly collection of the best art and writing from the underground press that is now in its 8th year. He currently resides in Toledo, Ohio’s Old West End and is secretly very happy the rest of the country hasn’t figured out how great the midwest is.
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Anne Elizabeth Moore?s upcoming Hey, Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People will be available from Soft Skull?s Red Rattle line for young adults in July 2004. Her work has previously appeared in Punk Planet, The Onion, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Chicago Reader, Clamor, The Progressive, The Comics Journal, and The Stranger, as well as in over 30 single-shot zines. She considers herself, however, a literary activist, which means she would far prefer you go do something about her work than read more of it. From Seattle, Anne is heading up the Radical Education Roadshow, a zillion-city reading and workshop tour in conjunction with several brilliant alternative media makers in support of Hey Kidz! and alternative media in general.
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SPEC event

Jul ’04
12:00 am

Readers from SPEC (Self Publishers Events Council) Chicago.
Monday June 28th 7:30pm
Part of Music with Meaning 5. For complete info:

Jim DeRogatis book event for KILL YOUR IDOLS!

Jul ’04
12:00 am

Kill Your Idols event with editors Jim DeRogatis and Carmel Carrillo plus contributors live at Quimby?s
Friday, July 16th, 8:00 PM
In KILL YOUR IDOLS: A NEW GENERATION OF ROCK WRITERS RECONSIDERS THE CLASSICS thirty-five of the best rock writers of Generations X and Y each weigh in on an album that’s universally considered “a classic”?but which they think sucks. Kill Your Idols is edited by Jim DeRogatis and Carm?l Carrillo.
Jim DeRogatis is the author of MILK IT! COLLECTED MUSINGS ON THE ALTERNATIVE MUSIC EXPLOSION OF THE ’90S and TURN ON YOUR MIND:FOUR DECADES OF GREAT PSYCHEDELIC ROCK. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the year the Beatles arrived in America, Jim DeRogatis began voicing his opinions about rock ?n? roll shortly thereafter. He is currently the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times and a contributor to Spin.
The event will be a reading and along with Editors Jim DeRogatis (Chicago Sun-Times) and Carm?l Carrillo; contributing essayists Dave Chamberlain (New City), Allison Augstyn (Pioneer Press), Chris Martiniano, Bobby Reed, Chrissie Dickinson, Bob Mehr (Chicago Reader) and Anders Smith Lindall will also read and agitate.
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Punk Planet Readings and More

Jul ’04
12:00 am

Punk Planet Presents BETTER READ THAN DEAD
Friday, June 4th, 8:00 PM
A night of independent readings by independent thinkers
Featuring Joe Meno (Hairstyles of the Damned)
Bee Lavender (Mamaphonic)
Todd Dills (All Hands On: A the2ndhand reader)
Anne E. Moore (Hey Kids! Buy this Book!)
Megan Stielstra (Sleepwalk magazine)
Music provided by DJs Mat Daly and Nick Butcher

Missy Suicide and the SuicideGirls

Jul ’04
12:00 am

Missy Suicide and the SuicideGirls live at Quimby?s
Friday, July 2nd, 7:00 PM
What began as a personal homage to classic pin-up photography in 2001, has grown into phenomenon that intelligently captures new attitudes and interests of culture with a positive approach towards sexuality.
Since taking those first few photos of her friends who happened to be tattooed, pierced and uniformly anti in their attitudes towards the established notions of beauty, founder Missy Suicide has been propelled to the forefront of a global community and a budding main stream examination of beauty and sexuality.
This event is a release celebration for the new SuicideGirls coffee table book that displays the women of SuicideGirls over the past few years. SUICIDEGIRLS (published by Feral House) is 124 pages and displays over 200 fun, sexy and artful color photos that has come to define the women of SuicideGirls, the book also contains journal entries selected from the site and an introduction by Missy Suicide.
In addition to Missy, 8 SuicideGirls will be present to sign copies of the book and possibly perform a short set of their punk rock inspired Burlesque Act