Arthur No. 1 (Oct. 2002)
Color/black and white, 56 pages, newsprint, 11.5 x 14, quarterfold
An exclusive chapter-length excerpt from The Ride of My Life, BMX madman MAT HOFFMAN's new autobiography written with Mark Lewman. Photos by Spike Jonze, Steve Giberson and Mike Castillo.
The crotchtastic electro-dynamo PEACHES, interviewed by indie-rock godstar IAN SVENONIUS. Portrait photos by Pat Graham and Shawn Mortensen.
An interview with shamanic psychonaut/journalist DANIEL PINCHBECK, author of the just-released Breaking Open the Head. Artwork by Alan Moore.
A rendezvous with ARTHUR C. CLARKE in his Sri Lankan technoasis, by Paul Moody.Illustration by Geoff McFetridge.
A frightful fairtytale in prose by DAME DARCY. Illustrated by the Dame herself. Excerpted from her new book.
Writer EDDIE DEAN remembers driving an ICE CREAM TRUCK route in mid-'80s summers through the Blue Ridge Mountains. With stunning photos by Dave Brooks.
An essay by the legendary JOE CARDUCCI (author, Rock and the Pop Narcotic) against the sorry state of contemporary culture. With a painting by Camille Rose Garcia.
One-panel comics by DAVID BERMAN (Silver Jews, poet), including the now-legendary series "Scenes From the First Yes Tour."
A profile of LIFT TO EXPERIENCE, the most important art-rock band since Sigur Ros. By Jay Babcock with photos by Jason Amos.
An appreciation of Eagle Pennell, the late Texan filmmaking maverick whose work inspired the Sundance Festival. By Paul Cullum.
ASK NEIL HAMBURGER: America's funnyman offers his considered counsel.
Underground culture, as surveyed at lengthy by the dynamic duo of Byron Coley & Thurston Moore.