Issue No. 4: LOST & BOUND

Issue No. 4: LOST & BOUND

For DUM DUM Zine's fourth issue, we collected an array of “lost” or discarded objects from free bins, lost and founds, and other public places in Los Angeles. We turned the objects themselves into submission prompts, and published 15 selected narratives into our first perfect bound book. Issue 4 features...
DUM DUM Zine Issue No. 4 Release Party: LOST & BOUND

DUM DUM Zine Issue No. 4 Release Party: LOST & BOUND

Here it is, Dummies. Your invite to the Issue 4 release party, featuring readers from the issue, DJ DM Collins of L.A. Record, as well as performances by Alina Cutrono (Body Parts), TÜLIPS and HOTT MT!
Get DUM or Get LOST:Submit to Issue No. 4

Get DUM or Get LOST:Submit to Issue No. 4

For our fourth issue, we’ve collected an array of “lost” or discarded objects from free bins, lost and founds, and other public places in Los Angeles. This time, we’d like to turn objects themselves into prompts for our issue submissions: objects as a catalyst for story, action, thought and fiction....
Issue No. 3: PUNKS & Scholars

Issue No. 3: PUNKS & Scholars

If you missed our big DUM release party or don't live in Los Angeles, you can still read, feel, touch, hear and taste the contents of Issue No. 3: PUNKS & Scholars. Just head over to our spankin' new DUM STORE. Or if you're local, we'll be selling copies...
DUM DUM Zine Issue No. 3 Release Party: PUNKS & Scholars

DUM DUM Zine Issue No. 3 Release Party: PUNKS & Scholars

It's here, Dummies. The release party you've been waiting for. Issue 3 Exhibit. Bands. Beer. Readings. Community. GET DUM; check out our Facebook invite .
Issue No. 1: CITIES & STATES

Issue No. 1: CITIES & STATES

Issue No. 1 was released in Los Angeles in the Fall of 2011, printed on a 17x22 broadside on newsprint (back and front). DUM DUM's very first issue features postcard interviews, new media literature, hybrid fiction, and more!
Issue No. 2: LIGHTNESS & DARKNESS

Issue No. 2: LIGHTNESS & DARKNESS

Issue No. 2 is a literature and music album release called Lightness & Darkness, released in audio form on CD. The result is a sonic-literary experiment fusing both written and musical art forms, reshaping the way both mediums are experienced.
SEX FACE Kenton deAngeli

SEX FACE

Kenton deAngeli

(please read aloud) I don’t know if God created the Earth 6,000 years ago or if it has been 14 billion since the entire universe tore itself into existence from a roiling confusion of hyper-energized space-time and screamed outwards into the galaxy, creating all known matter and energy giving us,...
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DUM REVIEW: "Remembering Priscilla Prescott" at Skylight Books, by Taylor Yates

DUM REVIEW: “Remembering Priscilla Prescott” at Skylight Books, by Taylor Yates

Lead a modern girl to Hollywood, and she’ll strive to be a starlet. Lead Lenae Day to Hollywood, and she’ll school you on the history of a city steeped in decades of scandal—all while rocking a handmade wardrobe and a range of meticulously crafted characters. Ms. Day’s “Remembering Priscilla Prescott,” presented last Friday at Skylight...
Grand Park's DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST in photos

Grand Park’s DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST in photos

Grand Park's DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST went down this Saturday with partners 826 LA, the Central Library, and Ryman Arts setting up shop throughout Grand Park's Performance Lawn all day long, while Writ Large and The Last Bookstore collaborated on a Pop-Up Bookstore featuring the best literature being put out by small presses today (cough cough: they...
RELOCATION by Alex Moore

RELOCATION by Alex Moore

We want people we will never meet, something unknown, once the known becomes a suit of normalcy.
Issue 4 Release Party: PHOTO RECAP!

Issue 4 Release Party: PHOTO RECAP!

DUM DUM Zine’s Issue 4 Release Party at The Last Bookstore brought Downtown to its knees! Bubbling minds and eager ears gathered inside one of L.A.’s most treasured spaces to hear readings from our brand-spanking-new issue, as well as the bodacious sounds of Alina Cutrono, TÜLIPS, and HOTT MT. We laughed, we shuddered, we danced,...
Issue No. 4 PREVIEW: "A Series of Micro-Fictions" by Thais Benoit

Issue No. 4 PREVIEW: “A Series of Micro-Fictions” by Thais Benoit

Welcome to a sneak preview of  Issue No. 4, LOST & BOUND: featuring a wonderful micro-fiction series by Thais Benoit, written in response to our lipstick prompt. And since we wouldn't like you to have to cut up your spankin' new copy of Issue No. 4, we've provided this interactive web version for you below. Cut...
DUM DUM does MOCA: L.A. Art Book Fair 2014

DUM DUM does MOCA: L.A. Art Book Fair 2014

We're headed to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA again this year to bring you a sneak peak of Issue No. 4, "LOST & BOUND." Opening night is this Thursday, January 31st at 6pm, and your favorite Dummies will be tabling every day through Sunday. Stop by and say hi! You can RSVP here.
The Astro-Zine-Zone by Rhea Tepplim

The Astro-Zine-Zone by Rhea Tepplim

Welcome to the Zone...the Astrology Zone. Here are all 12 signs of the Zodiac. My breakdown of the summary of Susan Miller's predictions for January 2014.
BOILING BAT BLOOD: A DUM Halloween Reading

BOILING BAT BLOOD: A DUM Halloween Reading

Boiling Bat Blood was this years' happening Halloween lit gathering and in case you missed it, here's a recap. In celebration of the dead, and with the help of our friends, we lit up the night with some chilling harvest-themed readings and music at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park.
Announcing our 4th Issue: Lost & BOUND

Announcing our 4th Issue: Lost & BOUND

As a prelude to our fourth issue, the staff at DUM DUM Zine got our hands on some boxes of "lost" books from The Last Bookstore Downtown and are giving them a chance to continue telling their story (and making new ones) at Grand Park's Little Libraries. Issue 4 submissions will open October 14th....
ON FOREIGN MUSKS by Michael O'Hara

ON FOREIGN MUSKS by Michael O’Hara

Michael O'Hara is a student in Creative Writing (poetry) at the University of Iowa, and a native of Davenport, Iowa. He loves.
Mama’s Sunday-Best by James Bodden

Mama’s Sunday-Best by James Bodden

James Bodden is a writer from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, whose short fiction has appeared in Cherry Bleeds, Zerozine and Literary Muse. He has worked as a crime beat reporter and hosted a paranormal radio show. 
DEAD SUMMER 2K13: We killed it.

DEAD SUMMER 2K13: We killed it.

Summer's over, Dummies. And these 3 shows killed it. Check out the gallery below, featuring snaps from Echo Park Rising, Burger Records' end-of-the-summer extravaganza BURGER BASH featuring The Garden, Tashaki Miyaki, and Cherry Glazerr at the Warehouse in El Monte, and finally, Body/Head at The Echo.