In this issue: The Ball Of Mystery & Satisfaction (& instructions on how to build one at home), horror in the 99-cent store, recipes to take to Uncle Monkey-Butt's in LA this month, other publications deserving of your attention, advice to fathers sniveling like a little girlie, sucky goodie bags, and more.
If you've never gotten your mitts on a copy of EVI, you've been missing out on lots of fun. Ayun's continuing chronicles of life in Brooklyn with her wacky kids and writer husband feature lots of funny drawings, and some of the most entertaining writing you'll find in a zine. In this issue we get birthday parties past and present, expeditions to some of the off-beat, non-English-speaking, and/or just plain mysterious stores in the neighborhood, and a very long, circuitous (in the best possible way) story about and recipe for Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie. I especially liked the drawing of young Milo pushing up his father's shirt with a maniacal, 'I nurse you, Daddy, ha ha,' which I certainly hope would be just as funny to me if I didn't have children of my own. Plus zine, movie and book reviews. -Kate Haas, XEROGRAPHY DEBT #12