Weekly Top 10

1. The Chicagoan #1 $19.95 – Joining the literary-minded ranks of n+1, The Paris Review, The Believer and Lapham’s Quarterly, and doing it with Midwestern flair, The Chicagoan ressurects a long defunct jazz-age magazine and focuses in on non-profit production, local distribution and general excellence in writing and design. The debut issue is a stunner, a cohesive and relevant blend of fiction, history, innovation, interviews and a 50-page oral history of Siskel and Ebert. -EF

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins $8.99

3. Roctober #50 $5.00 – Roctober is 20 years old! This is issue #50! I love this magazine!!!!! LOVE THIS MAGAZINE! Let’s have a party.  -EF P.S. Thanks to everybody that came out for this event last week.

4. The Avocado #1 by Mellie Manfredi- Winter writing about feelin’ chilly and eating chili! -EF

5. Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace (33 1/3 Series) by Aaron Cohen (Continuum) $12.95

6. Doris #29 by Cindy Crabb $2.00 – More mini horse adventures(!), tales of life, grandparents and Girls Rock Camp plus half the issue devoted to a longer personal essay, charmingly titled “How I learned to stop worrying and love being queer.” It’s a new issue of Doris, of course you should read it. -EF

7. DIY Magic (Floating World Comics) $13.95 – Magical practice for the roving tripper, sloppy scrapper, intuitive lifesprout, beligerent believer, permanent vacationer and dirty weirdo. Illustrated by a dream team of visual power – Ron Rege, Pippi Zornoza, Aiden Koch, Tommi Musturi, Inés Estrada, Dunja Jankovic, Christian DiFilippo and Lala Albert amongst much others! Call these corners, pronto! -EF

8. The Baffler #19 $10.00 – What?! A new issue of THE BAFFLER?! For reals.

9. Crap Hound #8 Superstition by Sean Tejaratchi (Show & Tell Press) $12.00 – A new issue of Crap Hound! This issue meditates on such things as black cats, butterflies, knots, candles…All with a wonderful “Fair Use” collage-y awesomeness. “One of my favorite zines of all time” –Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

10. Bust Apr May 12 $5.99