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Revolution in your hands: New Paltz hosts weekend of zine making & reading

Revolution in your hands: New Paltz hosts weekend of zine making & reading

Zines are DIY, often hand-made limited-run magazines, replicated on photocopiers and focused on topics not well suited for commercial publishing. The web is a more efficient way to reach multitudes with a targeted message, but it lacks the serendipity and tactility of stumbling across and interacting with a little zine. (And while small websites are rarely maintained more than 5-10 years, zines last as long as paper— the Zine Library at SUNY New Paltz has over 400 entries.

Vassar opens Edna St. Vincent Millay exhibition this week, welcomes Zadie Smith Feb. 9

Vassar opens Edna St. Vincent Millay exhibition this week, welcomes Zadie Smith Feb. 9

Admission to the exhibit is free; but if you need an additional incentive to pay a visit to the Vassar campus, you might also want to check out this year’s annual Krieger Lecture, coming up on Feb. 9. “An Evening with Zadie Smith” will feature the highly influential, award-winning British author reading from recent works, which include the acclaimed novel “Swing Time.”