JUNE TAKEOVER: DUM DUM's Guest Editor, Projekt Katharine

JUNE TAKEOVER: DUM DUM’s Guest Editor, Projekt Katharine

Notice anything new on the homepage, Dummies? This month, DUM DUM Zine will be handing the reins over to guest editor Katharine Hargreaves: writer, designer, and social activist. You might recognize her name from the radical journal Whole Beast Rag...
Issue No. 4: LOST & BOUND

Issue No. 4: LOST & BOUND

For DUM DUM Zine's fourth issue, we collected an array of “lost” or discarded objects from free bins, lost and founds, and other public places in Los Angeles. We turned the objects themselves into submission prompts, and published 15 selected narratives into our first perfect bound book. Issue 4 features...
Issue No. 3: PUNKS & Scholars

Issue No. 3: PUNKS & Scholars

If you missed our big DUM release party or don't live in Los Angeles, you can still read, feel, touch, hear and taste the contents of Issue No. 3: PUNKS & Scholars. Just head over to our spankin' new DUM STORE. Or if you're local, we'll be selling copies...
Issue No. 2: LIGHTNESS & DARKNESS

Issue No. 2: LIGHTNESS & DARKNESS

Issue No. 2 is a literature and music album release called Lightness & Darkness, released in audio form on CD. The result is a sonic-literary experiment fusing both written and musical art forms, reshaping the way both mediums are experienced.
Issue No. 1: CITIES & STATES

Issue No. 1: CITIES & STATES

Issue No. 1 was released in Los Angeles in the Fall of 2011, printed on a 17x22 broadside on newsprint (back and front). DUM DUM's very first issue features postcard interviews, new media literature, hybrid fiction, and more!
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Issue No. 5: NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Issue No. 5: NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Issue No. 5, "POST & Present," will be a postcard book featuring the artwork of Christine Nguyen, completed by your short story or visual submission!
SUMMER OF SILENCE, a Photo Series by Vivian Martinez

SUMMER OF SILENCE, a Photo Series by Vivian Martinez

Photographer Vivian Martinez spent the summer taking her Instax Fujifilm polaroid camera from piñata stores in L.A. to remote festivals all the way in Joshua Tree, capturing scenes of friendship, music and independence in the spirit of summer. 
one hoTT moment: This Friday at Echo Chamber!

one hoTT moment: This Friday at Echo Chamber!

Get DUM with us this Friday at our "happening"--the culmination of our August residency at Echo Chamber, one hoTT moment. RSVP on Facebook here and see some of your favorite Dummies reading!
Lloyd’s Google Search History by Kayla Pongrac

Lloyd’s Google Search History by Kayla Pongrac

Kayla Pongrac Schwerer is a writer, reader, chai tea drinker, and record spinner. When she’s not writing creatively, she’s writing professionally–for two newspapers and a few magazines in her hometown of Johnstown, PA. To read more of Kayla’s work, visit www.kaylapongrac.com
"The Last Place You'd Look" by Holly Day

“The Last Place You’d Look” by Holly Day

Holly Day was born in Hereford, Texas, “The Town Without a Toothache.” She and her family currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center. Her published books include the nonfiction books Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, and Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, and the poetry...
HAVE A DUM SUMMER: A Map of Summer Spaces

HAVE A DUM SUMMER: A Map of Summer Spaces

DUM DUM Zine and our summer guest editor Katharine Hargreaves have teamed up to bring you our DUM SUMMER Map, which celebrates pop-up, DIY, and creative allied spaces throughout Los Angeles. (Oh, and popsicles and bocce ball.) Have a DUM summer, and be sure to check out some of these summer-only activities at our...
"To Dogs" and "O' Nauseous Summer" by Trevor L. Sensor

“To Dogs” and “O’ Nauseous Summer” by Trevor L. Sensor

Trevor L. Sensor is a writer from Illinois. His first ebook, "Ex-Poems", was released by Peanut Gallery Press in 2014. His work has been featured on Atticus Review, HTMLGiant, Be About It, and Alt Lit Press. Read his ebook here.
"FRANK" by Taylor Yates

“FRANK” by Taylor Yates

Taylor Yates is an L.A. native obsessed with travelling and patterned socks. When she’s not writing and editing for DUM DUM, she’s biking around the reservoir and playing moody bass lines in her living room. She is currently working on an autobiographical anthology. Check out her work here.
Transitory L.A.: An Essay in Black and White by Katharine Hargreaves

Transitory L.A.: An Essay in Black and White by Katharine Hargreaves

This feature began with a simple premise: document white and black things in Los Angeles. I had no intention other than to see if a pattern emerged from working within these restrictions. I’ve had an ongoing love affair with the elements of the Los Angeles cityscape since I moved here: the lines and grid, concrete...
"SHIFTING KICKS" by Naville Obeso

“SHIFTING KICKS” by Naville Obeso

The shoes you wear know everything about you. When you’re stealing, lying, or scared; when you’re happy, in a hurry, anxious; they carry you in all you do, and your secrets, too.
"Open House" by Steve Vermilion

“Open House” by Steve Vermilion

Steve Vermillion is a writer living in Northern California. His recent work appears in The NewerYork, The Morning News, Bicycle Review, Round Up Zine, Diverse Voices Quarterly and Black Heart Magazine.
Listen to L.A.: A Walking Playlist

Listen to L.A.: A Walking Playlist

Katharine Hargreaves here, your June Guest Editor, bringing you an interactive city playlist meant to evoke experiences of our fair Los Angeles. I was inspired by Yoko Ono's "Instructions"  and you'll notice that each song is accompanied by a location and instructions for listening. Hopefully by exploring the familiar you'll find something new.