Yes, zines still exist in the online age, their spirit of defiance only sharpened by refusing to adapt to emailable media. Ergo the fourth annual DIY publishing festival, Zinefest 2007
, which begins today at 7:00 p.m. at the Acadia Cafe
(with live music by Beatrix Jar, Bla Bla Blacksheep, Brown Rainbow, Ghostband, Gerald Prokop, Hangun Man, and Row and Crow; admission $3; Franklin and Nicollet--the regular http://www.zinefest.org
website appears to be down). The event then continues through Sunday with daytime exhibits and workshops at Stevens Square Center for the Arts
(1905 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis), 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.