Blackjack & Nutten
The name for this fanzine, Blackjack & Nutten (German for "Blackjack and hookers"), edited by Frau H., comes from a quote from the TV-show Futurama, in which the character Bender says, "Yeah, well, I‘m gonna go build my own theme park. With blackjack, and hookers! In fact… forget the park!“
This zine is written in German and dealing with everything around pop culture, featuring articles about music, film, photography, poems, quizzes and d.i.y. bits. Most issues are loosely based around a certain theme, such as "Indie" (#1), "Sexism" (#2) or "Night Owls" (#4). It is available for free in some record stores, bars, cafés or downloadable from their homepage. It's funded partly by advertisements.
b&n is now based in Manchester, UK, and the first English / German issue (#4) will be released in May 2009.
#1 December 2006: "Voll Indie, voll in die Fresse" - Deichkind, Camera Obscura, Snow Patrol, indie crossword puzzle, Indie-Paperdoll
#2 May 2007: "Contre le sexisme" - Constantines, male groupies, a rebus, interviews with female DJ's, about the TV-show Sexy Sport Clips, stereotypes in movies
#3 October 2007: Bob Ross and The joy of painting, Peer, Pete Doherty, Peter Saville & modernism, artsy poster
#4 May 2009: Night Owls - The Drunkard's Cookbook, Hangovers, A secret Sufjan Stevens listening session, Postcards from Twin Peaks and more...