the word was coined around the 70s (way before I was born) during the days when people discarded all syllables but the last. (pizza = 'za, matches = 'ches... seems like only 'zine survived.)
So it's basically a crudely made magazine.
Mostly punk/poetic/indie/misunderstood/lost/artsy/goth/loner/whatever teenagers do it now.
They write/draw whatever they want on pieces of paper, photocopy, staple, and sell them for anywhere from a few dimes to a few bucks. Many are also free.
If you buy a zine for over $2, you got ripped.
In my opinion, if you charge more than a dollar, you suck. You've more than broken even, you blood sucking capitalist.
City by the pacific Ocean. We have 10 months of winter here and like two of summer.
Places of interest:
We have the Haight and Ashbury area, which really isn't what it used to be.
We have Chinatown, which is smelly and stuffy and crowded all the time. We have a great view, especially from Twin Peaks. We have the alcatraz (sp?) island, and the cable cars are pretty rad.
Like, 40% of this city is made up of Asian people.
during protests, the black bloc is the group of anarchists on their bikes wearing black hoodies with the hoods on, and a bandana over their face so only their eyes show. They are usually spotted heading off on breakaways and they do things like smash windows of corporations, refuse to obey police orders to disperse, and fight back during police brutality. However, they do not do this just for fun, or because they are bored. They have political agendas that no one agrees to accept or consider so they revert to agression to pique interests. They are also very much against the cops. Usually, Black blocs will erupt with their messages during critical political times (i.e. going to war with Iraq)
Here in San Francisco, the black blocs show up for just about every single protest, and they organize breakaways. However, they usually fail to incite any kind of rioting, save the one right after the first bomb was dropped in Iraq. Then, they shut down the financial distrct of this city, even though it had no affect.
What happened to the times when black blocs did REAL riots with and REAL damage???