5. Prince Zine
If we are operating at a baseline understanding that print journalism is not the growth industry it once was, the fact that this zine exists at all –- sixty (60!) pages of random facts, musings and hand-drawn art -– is surprising and impressive. And at first blush it looks to be pretty informative. Like did you know that keyboardist Gayle Chapman left the Revolution during a tour with Rick James because she didn't want to simulate oral sex during the song "Head"? Good factoid! (Craftwerk's subject matter from two weeks back apparently possessed no such inhibition). In all seriousness, the Prince Zine would appear to possess all the earmarks of a charming labor of love, as well as being a bargain at just five bucks.