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The return of the zine.

Given the state of the magazine industry today, it’s not surprising that self-published, small-run zines have started to look a lot more appealing. But nostalgia aside, the golden age of the Xeroxed meme wasn’t just an isolated cultural moment, as Mimi Zeiger proves with her upcoming exhibition, A Few Zines: Dispatches from the Edge of Architectural Production, at New York’s Studio-X. She traces the influence of underground publications through complete runs of a few influential 1990s zines along with a smattering of newer work. As part of the show, Zeiger—a writer, an editor, and an all-around mensch—is publishing a new issue of her beloved loud paper and assembling a panel on January 8 that includes Andrew Wagner (Dodge City Journal, American Craft), Felix Burrichter (Pin-Up), Stephen Duncombe (Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture), and many others.

A Few Zines runs from January 8 to February 29, 2009, at Studio-X (180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, New York; 212-989-2398).

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