Wednesday: Make the Zine!

By this point in the season, you’ve finally given up the frappuccino ghost and are taste-testing all varieties of cinnamon dusted seasonal java. You have gloves, a scarf, boots and a grande pumpkin spice latte—but what’s missing? A good read! You have your subway book (hardback copy of 1Q84), but you need something a little lighter to get you out of that midautumn funk. Lucky for you, the Generation Y lit-kids are coming of age and they’ve produced something sure to amuse and enlighten (or bewilder) you. “The World’s First Perfect Zine” is released in print today, and with contributors from The Wall Street Journal and Gawker, along with the wisecracking Wesleyan rappers Das Racist. Tonight, join Tumblr to celebrate the launch of this most stimulating publication at indie-rock mecca Other Music. Read the zine’s alternative essays, check out the alternative art, listen to alternative tunes, sip alternative drinks and surround yourself with alternative peers. Be sure to brush up on your Girl Crush before you go! (If you don’t know what that is, might as well skip this.)

“The World’s First Perfect Zine” release celebration, Other Music, 15 East Fourth Street, 7-9 p.m. Open to the public.