Zine Review #7 « The Flop Box

Zine Review #7

Passions in the Sand, a Terrorist Romance Novel
Arien Valizadeh

You might assume that a terrorist would have little time for love, being consumed with strategizing fear tactics for religious, political or ideological goals. Knowing no terrorists personally, I can’t speak from experience on the subject. Illustrator Arien Valizadeh says, “All contemporary art must comment on the socio-political climate we all experience in one way or another.” I think that finding humor in the taboo topic of terrorism is courageous. I could see conservative America banning this zine and launching it into the media spotlight for a drawn-out debate on inappropriate subject matter. I hope Arien’s artistic talent some day propels him into an audience large enough for that to happen. www.arienvalizadeh.com
-A.McManus



September 15, 2010