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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