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Dave Schimke, editor in chief, 612-338-5040 ext. 325,
Rachel Smith, public relations specialist, 785-274-4441, 

Venice Publication Featured in National Magazine
make/shift article reprinted in Utne Reader 

VENICE, Calif. (June 8, 2010) — The make/shift article, “Loosely Based” by Randa Jarrar will be featured in the July-August issue of Utne Reader, on newsstands June 22.

The article explores how one novelist reflects on the perils of writing about her family, specifically her father. Make/shift creates and documents contemporary feminist culture and action by publishing journalism, critical analysis and visual art. It was nominated for a 2010 Utne Independent Press Award in the best social/cultural coverage category. 

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