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''The New Escapologist'' is a counterculture [[zine]] curated and edited by [[Robert Wringham]]. It focuses upon solutions to the 'escape the rat race' problem and features critical items, essays, interviews and artwork.
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[[Image:New_Escapologist_Cover_Image_Small.jpg|frame|#1 Cover of tNE featuring artwork by Nick Hayes]]
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'''New Escapologist''' occasionally abbreviated to '''NE''' is a counterculture [[zine]] edited by [[Robert Wringham]]. It focuses upon solutions to the 'escape the rat race' problem and features critical items, essays, interviews and artwork.
The magazine's website describes the magazine thusly:
The magazine's website describes the magazine thusly:
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"Emerging from the unhappiness inspired by work and convention, The New Escapologist is a reification of a nebulous but pervasive desire shared by a growing number of young urbanites. The New Escapologist helps to illustrate the constant will to escape the tedium of working as minor functionaries in organisations disconnected from the common good and the further desire to adopt free, ethical, creative and considered lives.  
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"... it's a magazine about the desire to escape the various boring commitments that define modern life. The idea came about when [Wringham and his friends] began to notice a recurring theme amongst the conversations and artwork [their] peers. The desire to escape was always prevalent. Unfulfilled with the way things had worked out since leaving university and horribly unprepared for lives of pointless toil and boring relationships, we invented The New Escapologist: a platform for a more imaginative way of lamenting this problem and investigating the potential escape routes. "
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The theory, practice and culture of escape, escapism and life over the fence are explored through our investigations into art, psychology and philosophy. Through this exploration we report upon a diverse range of subjects from Baudelaire and Augustus Leopold Egg to electronic poker and Doctor Who; from affected provincialism and radical postmodernism to TV sitcoms and train spotting.  
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The theory, practice and culture of escape, escapism and life over the fence are explored through investigations into art, psychology and philosophy. Through this exploration the zine reports upon a diverse range of subjects from Baudelaire and Augustus Leopold Egg to electronic poker and Doctor Who; from dandyism and radical postmodernism to TV sitcoms and train spotting.
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The New Escapologist is where junk-food and allegory unite and where alternatives to the rat race are revealed."
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While published in the UK, the zine has contributors from Europe, Canada and the Americas. It is distributed in several countries and is available to purchase at the zine's website, in certain shops and via selected distros. It was on display at the [[Free Hetherington Zine Fair]] in June 2011.
==External links==
==External links==
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* [http://www.the-escapologist.co.uk/ Official site] (still in development)
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* [http://www.newescapologist.co.uk/ Official site]
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* [http://wringham.livejournal.com/2007/02/19/ "2D  Heels"] - The editor discusses the zine's logo at his blog]
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* [http://wringham.livejournal.com/2007/02/19/ "2D  Heels"] - The editor discusses the zine's logo at his blog
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* [http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gaelicshamanism/'Variant'%20Wringham%20Series/wringhammagazine.htm ''The New Escapologist'' at wringham.co.uk
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* [http://wringham.co.uk/zine ''New Escapologist''] at wringham.co.uk
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* [http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gaelicshamanism/escarticle1.htm "An invitation to new escapology] Sample article and introduction to the zine's credo
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* [http://newescapologist.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/an-invitation-to-new-escapology/ "An invitation to new escapology"] Sample article and introduction to the zine's credo
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[[Category:Zine|New Escapologist, The]] [[Category:UK Zines|New Escapologist, The]] [[Category:2000's publications|New Escapologist, The]]
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[[Category:Zine|New Escapologist]] [[Category:Zines from the UK|New Escapologist]] [[Category:2000's publications|New Escapologist]]

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#1 Cover of tNE featuring artwork by Nick Hayes
#1 Cover of tNE featuring artwork by Nick Hayes

New Escapologist occasionally abbreviated to NE is a counterculture zine edited by Robert Wringham. It focuses upon solutions to the 'escape the rat race' problem and features critical items, essays, interviews and artwork.

The magazine's website describes the magazine thusly:

"... it's a magazine about the desire to escape the various boring commitments that define modern life. The idea came about when [Wringham and his friends] began to notice a recurring theme amongst the conversations and artwork [their] peers. The desire to escape was always prevalent. Unfulfilled with the way things had worked out since leaving university and horribly unprepared for lives of pointless toil and boring relationships, we invented The New Escapologist: a platform for a more imaginative way of lamenting this problem and investigating the potential escape routes. "

The theory, practice and culture of escape, escapism and life over the fence are explored through investigations into art, psychology and philosophy. Through this exploration the zine reports upon a diverse range of subjects from Baudelaire and Augustus Leopold Egg to electronic poker and Doctor Who; from dandyism and radical postmodernism to TV sitcoms and train spotting.

While published in the UK, the zine has contributors from Europe, Canada and the Americas. It is distributed in several countries and is available to purchase at the zine's website, in certain shops and via selected distros. It was on display at the Free Hetherington Zine Fair in June 2011.

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