by Jen Rhee, at Dec. 18, 2010, 10:04 p.m.
Title: TV Plotz (Plotz, issue 15)
Issue or Volume number: /15
Publisher: Black Star Publishing
Place of Publication: None
Date of Publication: None
Description: From the Barnard Zine library online catalog: "The humorous perzine for the "farklempt," Kligman's zine received considerable press attention through the late-1990s and early-2000s, which she mentions in a few issues. As a Jewish-American woman, Kligman writes about instances of anti-Semitism in her own life and tries to educate the people around her about Judaism and the Yiddish language. Each issue features a new Yiddishism and a column called "Out the Jew," where Kligman writes short biographies about different celebrities who are not commonly known to be Jewish. Some issues feature interviews with Jewish band members and popular cultural icons like Beck and Jon Stewart. Kligman also spends a considerable amount of time writing about the different denominations of American Jewry- Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox. She uses cleverly manipulated clip art to create signature Plotz images. Some issues she travels to Europe, but as a New Yorker, she writes primarily about the city."
This issue includes a series of articles about the author's life as a "tv-holic:" "The more my life (and this zine) change, the more I find myself retreating inside my tiny apartment with some tasty snacks and a nice program or two on the television" (Kligman, 2).
The author also talks about how she got started distributing the zine at local rock shows (including those at CBGBs), and in her acknowlegments, thanks NYC venues Other Music, Tower Records, See Hear, and St. Marks Bookshop.
Fales Library, NYU Bobst Library, Sarah Jacobson papers
Image 1: Plotz issue 15, cover by Barbara Kligman
Image 2: Plotz issue 3, page 2
The following arguments all reference this record.