• The Not Again Issue
    January 2016 #24
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    • On the Cover: Carina Nebula and the eye-roll that comes with another year, another day waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

    • Bad at small-talk, Alok Vaid-Menon tells us about why growing up is harsh.

    • Glitch girl: Performer Monica Mirabile of FlucT. Read our interview with Monica in full.

    • write for us January marks "The Not Again Issue” – read our writer’s page here.

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    Table Of Contents

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Police Raid Kempton Park, Shake Down Nigerian Residents for Bribes

    This week in ACAB: riots break out in Algiers over soccer team's win, police raid Kempton Park in South Africa to shake down Nigerian residents, 65 people in the US have been killed by police so far.

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    For the last year I’ve been in pain. A condition I had when I was younger and thought was gone returned. I find myself again hostage to the time and labor of pain management.

    My Awkward In-Pain Self

    by Maggie Foster

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    Trouble Baker by trouble baker

    New Year, No You

    Fight stress and feel powerful with this satisfying, easy to make soup that'll build you up instead of breaking you down.

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    Exclusive New Mix from Oscar Nñ of the Papi Juice Crew joins forces with the powerpuff girls to fight evil.


    Philly head Sommelier releases a polyrhythm workout track “Sour”, don’t sleep on their new album set to drop this week with Sweat Equity.

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    In a matter of ten days, Leigh Barton quit her job and then her boyfriend. Then she realized she wasn’t going let herself be ruined by her shitty boyfriend and an even shittier job.

    New Life, Who Dis?

    by Leigh Barton

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    Aww You Shouldn’t Have by Ripley Soprano

    They Took the Fight out of Us

    A visit from an old friend reminds me that activist burn-out took the fight out of me.

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    Natasha Young on the fond but incestuous smallness of Montreal, and editing yourself DIY-style.

    Psychic Surgery

    by Natasha Young

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    No Brow by Jaime Chu

    How to Fall in Love in the Middle of Winter

    “One way to fall in love is by paying attention, and so Carol is also a catalog of things one pays attentions to when in love.”

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    French Authorities Evict Thousands of Migrants from Calais Refugee Camp “The Jungle”

    French authorities have told migrants living in the Calais refugee camp to move into another camp with “better conditions”, but many of the migrants have refused, claiming the new camp looks like a detention center.

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    This new zine hypes art, writing, and struggle of trans prisoners and marks the first annual International Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity.

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    Every year, we make resolutions to better ourselves, and without fail, we backslide on them within a few months, weeks, days … but not this year!

    Self Improvement Shopping Guide

    by Leigh Barton

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    OCHOBOYZ drop “Ghetto Hero” Transnational brown girl group serve attitude and silliness with new music video

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    Masque Up by Alesia Pullins

    Pores: Not That Big of a Deal

    Clogged pores don't have to put your world on pause. A DIY clay mask and the confidence of your friends can help keep your chin up.

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    Hardly Working

    Even a job you hate gives you somewhere to be, but what happens you finally leave?


    Johanna Hedva lives with chronic illness and their Sick Woman Theory is for those who were never meant to survive but did. Their fellow spoonies.

    Sick Woman Theory

    by Johanna Hedva

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    Five times major award ceremonies were snubbed: We did some digging to see who hasn’t been so into the red carpet march in the past.

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    Paint The Town Red Four paint jobs to inspire deviance, and let 'em know we won't go without a fight.

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Cop Gets Beat up at Berlin Squat; 500 Police Raid in Retaliation

    When one police officer is attacked, the whole world has to burn. This week's stories of police brutality come from Germany, Azerbaijan, Kashmir, and the US.

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    PRINT your REALITY takes you to the dark side of 3D with the Browntourage crew and Iranian artist Morehshian Allahyari.

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    Agents of Time Meet Hardpop in Juarez, Mexico

    In a tame sense, the road is easier than home or at work because you have final destinations and soft deadlines.

    The Road, Again, Looking For Meaning and Finding Just a Bit

    by Justin Glawe

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    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    January 2016

    If, like these horoscopes, you’ve hibernated through the first week of the year, congratulations! You’ve already survived the hardest aspects of this month.

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    Warmest Winter 2016: Chance the Rapper Raised 100k to Make Coats for Chicago’s Homeless.

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Mexican Police Arrest 12 ZNLA Supporters Day After the Zapatista’s 22nd Anniversary

    In Brazil, a cop was caught on camera pointing his gun at a high school student protesting the privatization of education.


    This month, we’re tipping our hats to Kc Itohan, Hira Mahmood, and Messiah Rhodes. These three badasses are giving us the lowdown on what they’re reading, their sartorial signatures, and their beauty regimes.

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    Artist E. Jane's newest meme project is inspiring and celebrating Black women's resistance.

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    A new podcast was launched this month by Morgan M Page focuses on the dirt and gossip of trans history.

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    Stealth Care by Ruby Brunton

    Giving Up Isn’t The Worst Thing

    The faulty logic of dreams fulfilled by hard work gets kicked to the curb, once and for all.

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    Ergonomics of Emotional Labor tips to help you care for your body as you support those around you.


    Letters by Hanna Hurr

    “2016 Sucks So Far”

    This is The Not Again Issue, in which we dig up our winter gloves, scuffle through the snow, and silently scream at our wrinkles in the mirror. Reach out with your feelings.

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