Issue No. 2

No. 2—Suburbia

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The yellow issue was conceived as an homage to those familiar fears of “mass society” and the great concern of many decades past: conformity! “In a time when the ‘cutting edge’ has become a powerful tool for mediocratization,” our editor declared, “we proudly rededicate ourselves to its blunting.” The anxious-making midcult of the time included arts festivals sponsored by tobacco companies and the “affected playground cynicism” of nineties suburbanites.  Produced at the University of Chicago in the summer of 1990, our second issue ran forty-eight pages.

Table of Contents

Salvos

Odds and Ends

Poems

Stories

Intros and Manifestos