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‘Zines are still the best place to look for the unfettered veins of thought that travel through the narrowing territory where freedom of expression cohabits with freedom from commercial interest. In Washington, nobody seems to know this better than the folks behind D.C. ZineFair and the Brian MacKenzie Center, a roaming radical infoshop that peddles anarchist texts and punk theory at local rock shows. (They plan to launch a full-fledged shop next year.) “Radical” is defined broadly at the fair: Look for way-left politics and fuel for the flourishing protest culture in ‘zines such as Alternative Press Review and Practical Anarchy, the radically eclectic in Mole (a recent issue profiled avant-jazz drummer Susie Ibarra, outsider art, and Ian Svenonius expounding on Guy Debord), and even “radical,” as used in the skateboarding sense—the D.C. scene report in Skatedork suggests throwing down some burly crooked grinds on the curbs at the World Bank. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American University’s McDowell Hall, Formal Lounge, 4000 Massachussetts Ave. NW. Free. (703) 524-5647. (Colin Bane)