Kari refers to her zine in the intro to issue #3 as a “repository of randomness,” and that’s a pretty spot-on description. She rants about various topics, writes an occasional poem, shares lists of her celebrity sightings, Q&As with herself, and other humorous tidbits. She has a major bone to pick with an LA Weekly writer about his anti-rave bias, and writes about this topic passionately. Other topics covered: grammar Nazis, the “standard of beauty” and why fat women shouldn’t denigrate thin ones, and her own personal tour of Beverly Hills. It’s a true potpourri perzine with a heavy dose of snark. (Posted on 8/13/12)
Fifteen years after issue two, Kari brings it back for the people—sharing her important experiences seeing celebrities in their natural environments, her feelings on the dangers of mischaracterizing all thin women as unhealthy (somewhat of an emotional argument here), the catch phrases of the upper-middle class, a truly universal psychic reading, and more of the same. Kari brings back the 90s in this zine’s format but I have to wonder if the bar shan’t be raised at 34 years old instead of 19. Perhaps this is too much of an editorialized statement, but I believe that one should be challenged by the zine-making craft, not reduced to the common denominator.
(Posted on 8/12/12)