The Unfortunate Farmer : A Parable

One day in late summer, an old farmer was working in his field with his old sick horse. The farmer felt compassion for the horse and desired to lift its burden. So he left his horse loose to go the mountains and live out the rest of its life. Soon after, neighbors from the nearby…

Dead End Kids: Comic Book Launch

We were very fortunate to catch up with Frank Gogol and have the opportunity to speak with him about his upcoming comic book titled Dead End Kids! We’re excited to catch a glimpse of his upcoming works as it hits on topics close to our heart – in this day and age: The Kids Are…

5 Power Words Used By Power People

Power people aren’t like other people. They use power words and wear power suits while they eat their power bars to dominate their niche and explode their downline – with POWER! Now, if you’re not a power person you might want to stop here because these powerful lessons in this power article might just blow…

Boise Enlightenment Event: Urban Retreat

We love featuring people who are passionate about what they do; Colleen Fletcher of Wholistic Beauty Boutique in Boise, Idaho certainly fits that description! This little woman packs a punch you wouldn’t expect from her diminutive form and her love for her chosen path radiates from her for all to see. It’s always a pleasure…

See Thomas Howl: Music Release

We were fortunate enough to catch the teaser tweet from See Thomas Howl about the new album and quickly snagged the early release tracks. Through the magic of the interwebs we shot over some quick questions about the new album and are happy to be able to share this insight with our faithful subversives! The…

The Fucklift

In this day and age of zero fucks given we’re here to boldly stand against the tide. We at Subversion Magazine have all the fucks to give. We have so many fucks we need a fucklift to carry them all around and stack them in our fuck warehouse before we distribute them. Late at night…

Subversive Printables

Aw….remember our experimental issue? Gosh it was fun. Some of you might have even gotten a copy… Hm. Anyhow… Here’s some printables from that issue. You oughta run them off and spread the subversion! Maybe we’ll even get around to that first issue this Spring…anybody? Bueller…?

The Potato Salad Incident: Kicked Right In The Spuds.

Why does Kickstarter like Potato Salad so much? Or how Potato Salad trumped our Tarzan comic book and the potato state. By Albert Frank Asker A slap in the face! That’s what it felt like when I read that the Idaho Potato Commission was going to fly Zack “Danger” Brown, the man who raised over…

Voting Is Broken : OPINION

By Cody L. I can vote. And I love that. But voting in America is broken. We broke it with identity politics. And social constructionism. But mainly, we broke it because the majority of Americans can’t seem to measure an idea using an objective standard. They can’t measure it because no objective standard prevails. Except…

PROMISELAND, Paul Richmond: ART EVENT

We stumbled across Paul Richmond’s works online and have been enjoying his vibrant passion for art over the last several months. We were thrilled to be able to chat briefly and learn more about one of his latest exhibition, PROMISELAND. Powerful stuff. These works strike close to our hearts, touching our memories with haunted visions…

Andrew Ploof : ARTIST FEATURE

We were fortunate to have the chance to chat with Andrew Ploof, an Idaho based spray paint artist who is finding satisfaction through his art while overcoming challenges place in front of him at the same time. I can’t recall exactly how I came across his work on Facebook, likely just in some of my…

So What: RANT

You don’t have to have a solution to know what you’ve got isn’t working. I don’t have the answers, but it’s clear that for too long we’ve cared more for ourselves than for each other. Sought riches before making the most of the wealth we already have. As a country, as a people, as a…

Infatuation: FICTION

By Hinsel Standing from the floor where I kneel preparing my bath I stare at myself in the mirror trying to see what it must be like to view me from the outside. Am I really as bad as I see myself ? I frown in contemplation, my eyes wandering the fleshscape of my body….

Can You Be Enlightened And Still Shop At Wal-mart?

There’s a wide range of possibilities along the spectrum of enlightenment, from the philosophically curious to the full blown unattached guru living in their hidden mountain cave, but until we shirk off this mortal coil completely we are all still beings of flesh and bone which as such require “things” to some degree or another….

SURVEY: Experimental Issue

Well…best laid plans and what not…. We didn’t have the content or the funding to launch Issue One as early as we hoped – but! undeterred we forged bravely ahead on our own dollar (and the bosses ink) to print a few hundred Experimental Issues which we distributed by hand across the Portland area and…

The Life Mortgage: FICTION

By Tyler Clark Redeeming a loan with a human life as collateral may not be so straightforward as repossessing a home or hastily-purchased jet ski, but the finance industry has more than enough creativity and talent at its disposal to find a legal means of dealing with the problem. Prison and hard labor were the…

Good Night, My Love: FICTION

By Kameryn James He can get quite energetic and restless at night. He shifts about or heads outside for fresh air in the pitch black. Often, he keeps me up. When he finally settles into bed, I run my fingers through his hair, my nails gently raking his tense scalp. His dark locks feel inhumanly…

Subversive Business: Tips From The Poor Man

Poor Man Brian is on the road this week and had some thoughts to share with all of you here at home in Idaho… As Tiffany’s laptop and pad bag is pulled from T.S.A. pre-check, I think about America. Look at us, we strive for mediocrity. There’s nothing like a cross country trek to show…

Lost On The Road To Los Suenos Chapter Three: FICTION

BEEP!! BEEEP!! BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! “Get outta the road motherfucker!” ,a voice shrieks through the darkness beside me, its wake throwing me on my ass and out of my revelry. I hear the screech of rubber as a dark shape crosses the road, turning around. Dimly I see two yellow parking lights, like the golden eyes of…

5 Things You Can Do To Be Less Stupid Every Day

There’s already plenty of help out there for those of you looking to do more to improve yourselves. “Adopt these 3 habits of successful people!” or “Do these five things every day to be smarter!”… Well, we’re taking a slightly different angle on this topic and have chosen to provide you not with tips to…

Immediacy of the Moment: Your Joy

Where is your immediacy? If it lies in checking current notifications on that tiny screen, we need to talk. Serious shit is passing you by because your nose is buried there instead of exploring life, doing things, making things, and creating change (large or small – it all matters)! Think back to when you where…