• The It's Over Issue
    December 2015 #23
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    • on the cover Performer Monica Mirabile of Fluct. Read our interview with Monica in full.

    • If Pictureplane is the monster than Travis Egedy is Frankenstein. The godfather of witch house opens up about his origins in DIY anarchist scenes and what he thinks about the recuperation of the only-half-serious music genre he started.

    • an afternoon with sarah nicole prickett: we sat down with the editor of adult magazine and all around encyclopedia of public feeling to talk about being a chemical girl in a chemical world.

    • write for us december marks "the it's over 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

    Brazilian Military Police Rob and Torture Group of Youth on Christmas

    In the USA, cops killed a total of 1,134 people in 2015 including 50-year-old Siolosega Velega-Nuufolau. In Brazil, cops robbed and tortured a group of youth on Christmas night. In Zambia, civilians clash with cops in the streets.

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    Is the world ending? It sure seems like it. This new video takes this question seriously, and suggests we start preparing.


    I never thought of my piano teacher as a trick. When he discovered I was a hustler through an online escort agency, he told me to do something dignified and I told him to die. Years later, he did.

    Death Wish

    by J.P. Tamang

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    A rebound-date with an older guy turns into the perfect disaster of a relationship.

    Men of a Certain Age

    by Vanessa Willoughby

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Police in Nepal Kill 18-Year-Old Student Tavrej Alam During Demonstration

    In 2015, the USA’s police killed more than 1,115 people, including 19-year-old student Quintonio Legrier and 57-year-old mother of five, Bettie Jones.


    Saying goodbye to your queer house is harder than you would expect.

    I’m Breaking up with My Queer Punk House

    by Tait Mandler

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    This month, we’re seriously crushing on the styles, beauty routines, and search histories of Sophia Hussain, Ruby Brunton, and Ash Jegroo. Get to know these babes.

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Police Beat up Anti-Fascists Protesting Neo-Nazi March in Germany

    This week, German neo-Nazis held an anti-immigration march in southern Leipzig. Thousands of anti-facists showed up in protest. In response, about a dozen counter-protests were set up. Police responded by tear-gassing and pepper-spraying protesters.

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    What happened isn't really important, it's what you do now that matters. And what you should do is make something to eat.

    Bake Up Your Break Up

    by trouble baker

    No shop zones

    Disrupting retail stores and shopping malls in the age of fast fashion, precarious labor, and Black Lives Matter.

    Shut It Down!

    by Madison Van Oort

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    Aww You Shouldn’t Have by Ripley Soprano

    Waiting for a Memory

    For those of us dealing with holiday melancholy, struggling with the thick and clear memories of the year, here is to letting go of 2015.

    Internet friends

    David was smart, charismatic, and weird, everything about his online persona suggested we would make for great IRL friends. This is a chronicle of a friendship I lost to his pursuits of fame and the “come thru” lifestyle.

    In Real Life

    by Taylor Hall

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    Daniel Holtzclaw Found Guilty of 18 of 36 Charges of Rape and Sexual Assault

    Daniel Hoytzclaw was found guilty of 18 out of 36 charges of rape and sexual assault, and anarchists clash with police in Greece, Finland and India.


    No Brow by Jaime Chu

    This Month is Lit: Hotels of North America, Hotel, Killing and Dying, Drawing Blood

    Beyond Words: Introducing our new book column by Jaime Chu. It's like that scene in Beauty in the Beast where Belle gets introduced to the Beast's library but like, your life.

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    Nothing Dies/Something Mourns

    From Guyana to Brooklyn, Aunt Donna's way of doing things meant the world to me. And even though Aunt Donna's gone now, what I learned from her – to give and to care – still sustains me.

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    Feed Me by Anwar Batte


    Next year, millions of Americans will turn out to the polls to select the next commander-in-chief of this great nation. But are the candidates who’ve received the most play on television and in the newspapers really the ones we need to be paying attention to?

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    French Police Clash with Protesters Defying Ban on Demonstrations During Climate Summit

    After the attacks in Paris, French authorities banned public protests. Despite the ban, thousands of protesters hit the streets of Paris during COP21.

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    What to do when your favorite trend is dead, do not fret we have six ways to sort it all out.

    Thumbs Up If You’re Reading This In 2016

    by @l_e_ y_l_a


    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    December 2015

    As the year closes, as the darkest days approach, a new planetary alignment is forming. Corina Dross brings you the December horoscopes to help you focus your energies this month.

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    Stealth Care by Ruby Brunton

    Sexual Interference

    When life’s in disarray, can sex help us keep it together?

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    Dan Knows Best by Dan Allegretto

    Relationship Advice

    People often ask me for relationship advice so I am finally throwing the dog a bone. You asked, I answered, and I apologize in advance but honestly, you got yourself into this mess.

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    Letters by Anjum Mubarak Asharia

    Turn Away and Slam the Door

    Welcome to The It’s Over Issue, I would say make yourself at home but we’re on the offensive retreat – walking out, slamming doors, breaking up, leaving trends and scenes and lives behind, and like Reina Gossett said, always ready to opt out in so many beautiful ways.

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