I grew up under the influence of a local weekly alternative newspaper, The Syracuse New Times. When I lived in New York City it was, of course, The Village Voice. In Vermont, it’s Seven Days. I always look for these papers when I travel as it gives me a good perspective of the city I’m visiting. In St. Johns Newfoundland this weekend, it was pretty easy to identify the Current as their alternative weekly. I was tickled to find an article on Alison Bechdel (who has become quite the blogger) and her recently published book. Though I don’t know her, Alison lives nearby in Bolton, Vermont and has erupted from her underground celebrity in the gay community to being highlighted in People, Entertainment Weekly and other mainstream publications. So to be far away and see the celebration continue was really fun.
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