Last month, the first issue of Santanero hit the streets of downtown SanTana, and I was impressed: not too Brave New Urbanist, not too Aztlanista, but somewhere right in the middle, with an art-centric approach, on glossy paper, and nearly fatter than your favorite infernal rag–not bad! The best part about the inaugural issue was editor Eric Cocoletzi founding statement, which–of course!–I can't find right now when I need, it but was a vigorous defense of SanTana from all haters on both the right and the left.
The latest issue is out now, with the badass cover at right. What's in it? Pick it up and find out, pendejo! Okay, just a short preview for you cabrones. There's poetry, of course, along with photos, art pieces, interviews, a brief profile on United Artists of Santa Ana, the awesome troublemakers who hounded Newsong Church out buying the Santora Building.
But the most bizarre piece involves Orange County Register reporter Andrew Galvin.
In one half page, there's the following:
Andrew Galvin has refrained from creating any content for this issue, in keeping with the precepts of the Santanero literary movement, of which he is a founding member.
Um, okay…they should've stuck to getting more recipes from Crosby head Aron Habiger. anyhoo, we wish Santanero well, and urge others to start their own zines so we can steal the best writers for ourselves, just like we always have. Pick up your copy at Rags, or find out more info at santanerozine.com.