Six Spooky Books for the Scary Season

Addressing the occult, the frightening and the uncanny

Nobody need sacrifice intellectualism for the sake of a good scare. There are many frightening, well-written books—both fiction and non—already out there, of course. But a selection of a new releases has grabbed hold of our attention and their captivating storytelling kept us engaged from beginning to end. We’ve selected some more traditional Halloween-like topics such as vampires and ghosts as well as bizarre modern …

Collecting Words

A photo book of very short visual stories told by graffiti, signs and other text found outside

There’s something about text found outside of screens and pages, in the “wild,” that grabs our attention. It’s the way they make a declaration in the public realm, trying to join our personal conversations. For the past five years—starting around the time that Instagram launched—Boulder-based art director Brian Fouhy has been “collecting words,” whether it’s graffiti or signage for Pittsburgh’s “#1 Exotic Club” Blush. “Back …

Future You Zine

Strange, funny and sad tales by Nada Alic that are at once personal and universal

With short stories by Nada Alic, artwork by Andrea Nakhla and photos from Angela Lewis all wrapped up in a package designed by Nik Ewing (of the band Local Natives), the new zine “Future You” is a thoughtful and perfectly oddball publication that will entertain anybody who has ever felt alone or—at the very least—a little awkward. Toronto-based Alic (who has contributed to VICE, NBC …