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Former L.A. Weekly contributor Jay Babcock's counter-culture periodical Arthur , which hasn't published an issue in four years , is back on the stands with

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Arthur Magazine is Back!

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Former L.A. Weekly contributor Jay Babcock's counter-culture periodical Arthur, which hasn't published an issue in four years, is back on the stands with issue number 33.

The rag regularly featured insightful political reporting, alternative cartoons, and music reviews and columns from the likes of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, The Silver Jews' David Berman, and offbeat commentary from comedians like Neil Hamburger.

A blitz of media coverage reported its return, which prompted Babcock, in an interview with Willamette Weekly, to comment, "Frankly, the culture is in such bad shape that even something this tiny is being taken as something significant."

Highlights from the current issue feature a piece by The Center for Applied Magick on "how YOU can win $1000 for planning a BANK ROBBERY!," a conversation with Luciferian artist Frank Haines, and one the final interviews guitarist Jack Rose gave before he died. It's safe to say the zine is picking up where it left off as a platform for discovering artists like crazed Brazilian pop star Tim Maia, and a forum of one-sided discussion on repealing the second amendment.

Welcome back, Arthur! You can pick up a copy at Elliott Bay Book Company.

 
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