Who said the era of zines was dead? Wait, that was me. Hopefully proving that I'm terribly wrong and that there is hope yet for attention spans longer than 140 characters, the remarkably well-versed Tavi Gevinson -- a fifteen-year-old girl who lives under your bed -- has started ROOKIE, an online zine for teenage girls. It's quirky, cleverly written and beautifully designed.
As she explains:
We post three times a day: roughly when school ends, when dinner starts and when it's really late and you should be writing a paper but are Facebook stalking instead. (Oh. It's just me who does that? Cool.) (Also, LIAR.) Every month of this site will be a differently themed issue, and our theme for September is "Beginnings." Firsts and starts and back-to-school, etc. And, of course, the beginning of Rookie.
Here's hoping they will last.
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|U.S. tests system to break foreign Web censorship|
|Screenshots of Despair|
|Facebook knows youre gay before you do.|
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|Termite-Inspired Autonomous Robotic Construction Crew|
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|Unboxing a Factory Sealed IBM Compatible PC from 1988|
|The Unknown Reader|
|Reviewing Counterfeit Toys Made in China|
|James Charles' Pop Culture Dollars|
|"This very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age."|
|“There was not only automation but where the suggestion that humans had any control [...] was absent too.”|
|"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."|
|"Fossil fuel executives want to get a piece of the clean-energy business."|
|“You can make spaceships much bigger than anything we’ve seen so far in history.”|