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The Yellow Rake Saved My Life. The Yellow Rake Will Kill Me.

In January of 2004, issues of The Yellow Rake began appearing in record stores, coffee shops, and various other establishments where free, hand-made publications didn’t mar the clean, ruthlessly efficient corporate aesthetic that most gentrifying restaurants and coffee shops are going for these days. The content included fake news, rants, comics, interviews, reviews, and whatever else a very small group of like-minded individuals felt like conveying to the world. Throughout its existence, the zine has released 31 issues and The Best of The Yellow Rake, a collection of selections from issues 1-16. In keeping with the times, it’s now online, which surely comes as a relief to all the shut-ins who can’t fathom putting down their phones and leaving the house long enough to track down a physical copy of a zine. So that’s a plus. (All content by Brian Polk unless otherwise noted.) Also, check out the cultural side of the zine here: http://yellowrake.blogspot.com/

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