New York: Changes, 1974. Tabloid newspaper, newsprint printed in black-and-white and color (measures 15 x 11.5 inches).
October 1974 issue of New York-based monthly rag Changes. The scarce and little documented periodical was a part of the underground press boom of the 1960s and 70s, a period in which alternative periodicals proliferated. Similar to other countercultural New York papers such as the East Village Eye and East Village Other, Changes covered the city’s art, literary, theater, and musical scenes, presented exclusive interviews with notable writers and creatives, reviewed avant-garde and popular literature, art, films, and albums, and featured works by prominent underground artists. This issue comprises a feature on New Journalism; profiles of novelists Marguerite Young, "the muse of Bleecker Street," and Joseph Heller; an interview with James Baldwin about his 1974 novel If Beale Street Could Talk by noted Black dance critic Zita Allen; work by French artist Roland Topor; a piece on the Cannes Film Festival circuit, highlighting Susan Sontag’s documentary Promised Lands (1974); a feature on Duane Michals accompanied by a series of his photos; and profile on Miles Davis. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photos and ads. Light embrowning to newsprint, light edgewear. Very good. Scarce, with no copies listed in OCLC. Item #5104