Specious Species issue is 7 now available for sale online as well as previous issues 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

The California Issue: The Golden State and its Shadow. Featuring interviews with Black Panther Emory Douglas, Psychonaut Rhoney Stanley, David Talbot, Jerry Stahl, Penelope Houston, Gerald Nicosia, Neeli Cherkovski. Writing by Kathy Acker, Alan Kaufman, and features on Jack London, Jack Parsons, bicycling Mt. Tam, surviving San Diego, California prison transport. Cover art by Paul Mavrides.



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Specious Species


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"A very good magazine about art, politics, religion, punk rock, honky tonk, sexy people and journalism"

"Species is full of good things" JG Ballard

cintra Species is a magazine dedicated to the preservation of disciplined individual minds in an era of spiritual stagnation, cultural nihilism and pay-per-view warfare. Species is looking for soul. Let's have art that not only disturbs but inspires. Let's bring back good sex, decent drugs, difficult but meaningful spiritual practices and worthwhile work. Let's have mutual respect in the spirit of enlightened interdependence. Let's have love that doesn't resemble a Hallmark card or an After School Special and then let's not make the mistake of the hippy and well-meaning Christian and talk about it too much. Let's have dangerous fun. Let's not overuse the collective "We." I don't necessarily know what you are about and neither do you. Only liars have all the answers. The first conceit of Species is that some questions are more interesting than others. The second conceit of Species is the belief that mental cataracts can be removed.

Species organizes itself as an interview magazine featuring conversations with iconoclastic artists, maverick journalists and thinkers who have managed to be more than just servants to corporations with varying success. The road offered -- to be a standup individual in a community of strong individuals - is a hard one. It is ugly. It is unpleasant. It is strenuous. It will eventually kill you. If there is any solace in this contemplation of eventual mortality consider that boredom, ennui, and vapid obediance masquerading as good living will kill you too. The earth will be happy to see you go. Are you going to let her get away with that? Species makes an effort. Species wants readers who will also make an effort.

The results may have no ultimate meaning when measured in geologic terms but that shouldn't matter to the experience of living. The rocks will take care of themselves. Our focus invites you to meet sex workers, gritty travelers, documentarians, East Indian Elvis impersonators, film makers, writers and other people your mother may or may not have warned you about. Life seen this way is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying something. I hope you enjoy Species. I hope you hate it. I just hope you notice it. If you are interested contact me and tell a friend.

Out soon: Species Street Mag:
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