zines are like magazines, but made by amateurs. Alot of punks make zines. So basically, you manage to make content (interviews, stories, record reviews, or whatever you can think of), then you lay it out on paper, you try to find a friend with a xerox machine, and you copy your zine. Then you mail it to your friends, try to sell it to whoever would like a peek at your thoughts, and voila, you've got the grass roots response to shitty [mai