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Culture in an Age of Unrest,
Style for the Discerning Troublemaker.
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We’ve been lurking in the corners of the internet for 56 issues, raising eyebrows and catching glances.
“Mask favors long interviews that let artists and activists tell it like it is in their own words.” – BULLET.com, magazine
“Independent journalism can beacon, especially today. People are awakening and there's support for it. Mask is one publication that revealed this to me.” – Abdu Ali, musician
“Mask is like the moody hipster sister of Jacobin Magazine. Just millenials scraping up the leftover dumps Patti Smith took in the East Village.” – Naysayers League, critics
“Mask is the only reason I'm not one of those 33-year-olds who stopped listening to new music.” – Nick Mamatas, reader
“I like that Mask is really forward about subcultural things instead of brushing those aspects under the rug.” – Steph, reader
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We’re not a big company. We’re just some fools trying to square up with the internet, with 269 contributing writers in our corner.
Hanna Hurr is managing editor and a co-founder of Mask Magazine. She grew up on an island off the coast of Finland, and studied critical theory in the United States. Hanna is responsible for weaving a thread of continuity through the multiple and varied stories of young life in a troubled society, while supporting all contributors.
Tyler Reinhard is a designer and a co-founder of Mask Magazine. He came of age as a black punk from rural Minnesota, and dropped out of high school to dedicate his life to anarchist publishing. Tyler spent years contributing to the CrimethInc. ex-Workers Collective, sending anarchist propaganda around the world. Now, he's the product designer for Signal, a popular privacy app, and designs and develops the software behind Mask Magazine.
Isabelle Nastasia is a producer at Mask Magazine. She grew up in Manhattan, and is the descendent of both dissident Nova Scotian coalminers and Polish aristocrats. She’s been a part of mad youth organizing, popular education, and publishing projects over the past 10 years. Ask her about ‘em.
All subscriptions to Mask Magazine comes with full access to our back issues, packed with 114 long interviews with musicians, artists, writers, and radical personalities from the internet. We keep our rates at a sliding-scale, to stay accessible to those with especially limited funds, but ask that you pay what you can afford.
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