SCAM #1 CAME OUT ON JULY 4, 1991 AND I HAVE BEEN DOING THE MAG OFF AND ON EVER SINCE THROUGH ALL THE CHANGES IN MY LIFE. I’M HOPING TO HAVE #11 OUT LATER IN 2019 (I HAVE ALREADY DONE A NUMBER OF INTERVIEWS FOR IT, SO FINGERS CROSSED).

IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE ERICA DAWN LYLE ARCHIVE AT UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AT THE OTTO G. RICHTER LIBRARY, THE ARCHIVE INCLUDES MY PAPERS, ORIGINAL ARTWORKS, AND CORRESPONDENCE RELATED TO SCAM AS WELL AS EPHEMERA FROM MIAMI PUNK AND ACTIVIST SUBCULTURE.

 
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SCAM #10 TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

SCAM turns 25 with a new primer on resistance. 152 full size pages!

INTERVIEWS with CA CONRAD, EDIE FAKE, LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT, DAPHNE GOTTLIEB, SERGEJ VUTUC, BALTIMORE'S TUBMAN HOUSE, VEXX, PLEASURE LEFTISTS

Contributions from BARRY McGEE, DANNY LYON, IVY JEANNE, E CONNER, REBECCA GIORDANO, BRONTEZ PURNELL, LESLIE DREYER, MOE BOWSTERN, ALAN W. MOORE, FLY ORR, JACOB BERENDES, MIKE TAYLOR, JASON HANDELSMAN, TENNESSEE JONES, JOHN HOCEVAR, CHUCK LOOSE, SCOTT CRACKROCK, BRAD LACKEY, COLIN ATROPHY HAGENDORF, DAVE MORSE, A.M. GITTLITZ, JOSH BAYER, PEAR, PRIYA RAY, MICHAEL MCCANNE, ANDALUSIA KNOLL, JASMINE PLATT, DAVE MARKEY

Writing about resistance in Trump era, squatters in Baltimore, scamming Greyhound bus tickets, SHELLSHAG, the new Black Mountain School, Kenya Robinson, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Vanessa Renwick, Laurie Anderson, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Bay Area Anti-Gentrification Protests, Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement, artshows in NYC empty lots, Coffee Not Cops, so much more...

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SCAM #9: THE STORY OF BLACK FLAG’S DAMAGED LP (2011)

Written during the wake of Occupy Wall Street, this issue of SCAM looks back to the formation of another influential movement -- the early LA Punk/Hardcore movement as seen through the lens of the creation of the classic first Black Flag LP. Based on interviews with all participants — including Greg Ginn, Henry Rollins, Chuck Dukowski, Mike Watt, Dave Markey, Ed Colver, Dez Cadena, and Kira Roessler — the story dives deep into dreamy 1981 Los Angeles. The story follows the band as they help invent hardcore punk — all while they table dive at Duke’s, lurk on Santa Monica Boulevard, and face down LAPD riot squads in venues across LA — while considering how cultural movements form, grow, and codify.

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SCAM #7: RETURN TO MIAMI (2010)

On assignment from a San Francisco newspaper, SCAM goes home to Miami to cover Art Basel in the wake of the 2008 foreclosure crisis. Written a decade before the term “art washing” became commonly used to describe arts-led gentrification and years before it became common to discuss Miami’s underwater future due to climate change, this issue draws a vivid picture of an apocalyptic Miami, awash in blue chip art, yet full of tent cities. While millionaire art collector developers attempt to use art fairs to remake the city skyline, the squatter activists from Take Back The Land — led by Max Rameau — organize Miami’s poorest neighborhoods in successful of takeovers of foreclosed homes covered by CNN. Includes interviews with Rameau and coverage of Take Back the Land actions.

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SCAM #6: In The Streets of Buenos Aires (2008)

Vertigo. A Bay Area activist, disillusioned from the collapse of the Bush Era anti-war movement, journeys to post-economic collapse Buenos Aires where she finds herself intoxicated by the vapors still hanging in the air from another promising, yet ultimately failed movement. Features extensive coverage of the famed BSAS street art scene of the era and reproductions of the city’s noted graffiti art.

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SCAM: THE FIRST FOUR ISSUES (2010)

The classic first four SCAM issues all in one massive268-page book! The early SCAM was equal parts introductory guide on how to get things for free and punk memoir. Accounts of freight hopping, illegal generator shows, and cross country tours. The search for swimming holes and free beer. The dumpsters, the chaos. Easter hunts for cans of beer, and organizing our first Food Not Bombs. Stealing electricity from lampposts, squatting in Miami, selling plasma, tagging freight trains, wheatpasting, spraying salt water into vending machines, returning stolen merchandise, and dumpstering as seen through the lens of a young feral punk. SCAM has gone on to inspire a generation of imitators, the highest form of flattery. ORDER HERE