Self

Thinking About Suicide

Catalog Number: 
z.10
Date: 
2004
Volume: 
1st ed
Issue: 
1st ed
Abstract: 
The pink cover of this zine states that this is "not another one of those educational booklets," but rather a "personal story." This is a pretty great, and pretty extensive look at the concept of suicide, all through the eyes of someone who has been there and done that. Katherine talks about the things that had a tendency to bring her down, and how she struggled through all the bad to try and find the good. The personal touch to this zine is what really makes it interesting to read, though it doesn't have that per-zine look to it. The writing is very professional, with the references cited in the back and everything. There are a few photos, and some clip art, and towards the end the topic of mental health care is discussed as well. If you or anyone you know is going through some tough times, this one might help out. Half size, 64 pages, comes with a cool "Chicago is for Loners" sticker.
Language: 
eng
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Space for Machines

Catalog Number: 
Zine, Space for Machines
Date: 
2003
Volume: 
3
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
Space for Machines #3 is the pseudohistorical story about the shadowy interactions of an astronomer, an architect, and a dancer. Frank Drake, Jack Sherman Baker, and Margaret Erlanger all almost converge on a plot of land in Urbana, Illinois. Illustrated with original photography, ephemera, SETI diagrams and archival material.
Language: 
eng
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Urbana, IL. Abstract found online, source needed.
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Foul

Catalog Number: 
z.6.1
Date: 
2005
Volume: 
Vol. 17
Issue: 
Vol. 17
Abstract: 
The Apology Issue! About damn time! Brandon is finally turning soft, letting the whole world know that he really does care, and yes he is sorry for slacking off in class! Yes, he is sorry for taking a piss on the Grand Redline stop! Yes, he is sorry for pretty much everything he's ever done to every girl he's ever met! Page after page, this zine is Brandon apologizing for all sorts of things, each letter signed at the bottom to ensure authenticity. If you've ever wanted a glimpse into the small, compassionate part of Brandon's heart, this may be your only chance! Half size, 24 pages.
Language: 
eng
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Bunches of Punches

Date: 
2005
Abstract: 
Author's personal stories about childhood, growing up, overcoming extremely traumatic events, and becoming a parent.
Language: 
English
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There's no date on the actual zine, but the author mentions getting a driver's license in 2003 after overcoming a phobia of driving, and other stories are about going on a road trip in her car (an '86 hearse, btw) which would have had to have been sometime between then and now, so I just guessed 2005.
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Take It to the Streets: Chicago's Operation Harvest -- A Bold Innovation in Community Outreach

Date: 
1987
Edition: 
1st
Abstract: 
In July 1986, dozens of Chicago congregations, (Black, White, Hispanic, rich, poor) from every part of the city worked together to bring a message of love, hope and faith to the people of Chicago. They made the city a church without walls for that summer, their outreach touching even the elegant lakefront and the gang-ruled housing projects. This is the story of the churches, the events, but most of all the people who who took a dream and made it happen. From operation Harvest comes a new blueprint for urban evangelism.
Language: 
English
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