New York: Changes, 1974. Tabloid newspaper, newsprint printed in black-and-white and color (measures 15 x 11.5 inches).
Issue 86 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 The Exorcist (1973) by future Times film critic Roger Greenspun; an article on the Lennon/Ono dyad by Allen Ginsberg; a profile of Malcolm Lowry by frequent contributor Joy Williams; an write-up on feminist literature by Katha Pollitt; a profile on Winsor McKay of Little Nemo fame by underground cartoonist Will Eisner; an interview with Margaret Atwood; and an article on feminist art by Maryse Holder, best known for her posthumously published memoir Give Sorrow Words (1979). 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 #5105