The Lover 02

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The second issue of The Lover.

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  • Released in February 2016
  • 52 pages in full color
  • Glossy 115 gram paper (print version)
  • Dewey classification: 306.76605 (social sciences › culture and institutions)
  • ISSN 2365-4007
  • Very limited print run: Only 100 (one hundred) numbered copies printed

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Content Highlights

Excavating Boy History. In a truly unique photo reportage, Nicola’s photos from Italy in the 1970s are presented exclusively to the readers of The Lover. The images have been restored from the negatives in November and December 2015, and are now published for the first time. (Nicola also featured in Destroyer 09, but with entirely different photos.)

  • We’re Too Sexy! Japanese game studios stop distributing certain games in the West.
  • Criminalizing Cartoons. Full feature on the legality of manga in Sweden.
  • The Pederast and the Faggot. Part two of the essay The Evil Twin.
  • In the wake of Azov. This issue’s case study details what a UK man went through.
  • Q&A with Sinal. The amateur photographer’s blog turns ten years.
  • Raster detective. Our new series on vintage magazines examines a photo in Super Piccolo.
  • Plus reader letters, relevant news, this and that!

The Lover does not contain any frontal nudity or sexual images. It’s a political, historical and cultural journal, classified by the German National Library as “sociology” and “anthropology”. The Lover has been included in the collections of Schwules Museum, Berlin.

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