Geneva13.4 explores a 13-mile radius around the city, visiting a livestock exchange for a cattle auction and conversation with the owners about how Black Angus beef killed the red steer and government regulations have helped large corporations eat the family farm, dropping in on a Grange Hall square dance to find out what's new at the oldest family farmer's fraternal organization in the country, and interviewing Andy Fellenz, who defies the image most people have of an "organic farmer". Plus: award-winning elementary student poetry, Geneva's single-malt past, more Tales of Glee, independent music you should be listening to, and a little investigation into some cool graphic novels available FREE at the local library, that is, if you can find out where exactly they are shelved.
'The unconventional stories featured in Geneva13 make for entertaining reads, whether or not you've heard of the zine's small hometown of Geneva, NY. Art, comics, poetry, photography, and short stories liven up the local zine's debut issue, which boasts a clean layout and first-rate writing.' - Danielle Maestretti, Utne Reader
'Someday, I'll compile the greatest book about touring locations off the beaten path, simply by reprinting zines like this. Geneva13 isn't really a zine about what you'll find if you visit Geneva (Geneva New York, that is), but instead about the varied authors' views from inside the city of Geneva. To borrow from the opening piece, this zine is about each contributor's 'local.' Well worth picking up, whether you plan on visiting or not.' -Aaron Cynic, Fall of Autumn