PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT GRAY AREAS
"#1 ZINE OF 1993"
-Pulse! Holiday Issue 1993
"One of the Ten Best Magazines of 1992... With an objective focus on the unusual, Gray Areas is a magazine for those who love looking at the world a bit askew. Its particular strengths are the excellent, well-chosen comments on the passing scene and descriptive, sometimes evaluative, annotations on out-of-the-way catalogs, magazines, videos and comics."
-Library Journal May 1, 1993
"Gray areas are activities and objects that skirt around the borders of legality or acceptability, and this magazine explores them."
-bOING bOING Number 11
"In an age of narrow-casting, two-minute attention spans, aggressive Wired graphics and cyber-styled Mondo fashions, Gray Areas is a refreshingly retro, egregiously eclectic, and easy-on-the-eye look at privacy issues."
-Whole Earth Review Fall 1993
"Professionally produced but subtly subversive, ostensibly mainstream but still very cult, this weighty mag aims to investigate and celebrate the twilight of modern life; and hey, why not?!"
-Record Collector January 1993
"One of The Top 100 Sellers"
-Fine Print Distributors 1993 catalog
"Few publications can boast to finding a common ground of interest for such disparate disciplines as music, law, technology and popular culture. Gray Areas provides insightful reviews of books, zines, catalogs, software, CDs, concerts, movies, live audio and videotapes that you might otherwise have never discovered. A sort of "Unholy Earth Catalog," it aspires to entertain and educate baby-boomers with brains."
-Ubiquity Distributors, Inc. 1994 catalog
"Features an excellent review section as well as a lot of useful computer information, and the presentation is uniformly attractive and well-organized."
"In no uncertain terms can this be called a fanzine either. It's big and full with useful information and enigmatic writing."
"A smart and attractive zine that is definitely not just for Deadheads."
-Covert Culture Sourcebook St. Martin's Press
"All in all, one of the half dozen shiny magazines that you really should allow yourself to buy."
-Farm Pulp Feb/March 1994
"Gray Areas serves as a valuable guide through the treasures and traps of our quick-changing high-tech age... Gray Areas is not cheap. But as a glimpse into the next century, it delivers your money's worth."
-Unbroken Chain Vol. 7 #4
"They make a point of conducting intimate interviews with figures the national media wouldn't touch with a 30-foot boom mike."
-Bookpeople Spring 1994 catalog
"Netta Gilboa impresses us as one of the most competant interviewers in the Zine scene, and does for print media what Mike Wallace and Barbara Walters do for television: She brings incisive questions to bear on her topic and elicits uncompromising information in the Wallace tradition while never losing sight of the subjects' humanity (in the Walters tradition)."
-Computer underground Digest
"Truly this is a fanzine for the gray... the rock-o-phile will find much concrete information here of interest. From old concert schedules to waxographics, you can find all the trivia about your favorite golden group. Members of the Woodstock generation who are stuck there will groove."
-Small Magazine Review August 1993
"The unique approach taken by Publisher Netta Gilboa (a deadhead) is to interview a subject and run the entire twenty pages. The technique works, and I found myself engrossed for hours... Anyone interested in counter-culture type subjects should definitely subscribe."
-Nuts & Volts March 1994
"Phuckin' awesome! This magazine has quickly grown and now leads the underground press into breaking thro to othe other side with nothang lost and only kool shyt to share!... This is a must to find around a hip mag store in u're area. I find it everywhere I travel so look about, and if U can't locate it ask the store to order it, or order it direct. This mag is high with phriendly layout and lots of gfx & fotos. Packed to the max with interviews. This has detailed variety you will love."
-Iron Feather Journal Issue #13 1994
"The have a massive review section of alternative products in all media.The production values are very high here. The reviews are quite clear and supportive and definitely provide an excellent source for your browsing."
-The Black Flame Vol. 4, #3 and 4
"Talk about weird. It's weird."
-Chicago Tribune March 11, 1993
"A sort of cross between Encyclopedia Psychedelia International and bOING bOING, it looks as if Gray Areas is gonna be one to watch."
-Hoax! Monster issue
"Incredibly put together zine."
-Flipside July/August 1993
-Anarchy Summer 1993
"The magazine goes into detail on subjects you just don't find many other places and is well written. Well worth the cover price."
-Gear November 1993
"Extensive review section of recordings, comix and zines makes it worthwhile."
-Frighten The Horses Number 11
"A thick magazine covering semi-illicit activities of music, commerce, and life. It's brand new and starting off with a big bang."
-Factsheet Five Issue #47
"Covering a variety of '60s era rock acts, various First Amendment issues, and the adult film industry - an irregular mix to say the least."
-Dirty Linen February/March 1994
"The type of topics -- rock music, films, offbeat cultural interests - are the type that easily encourage fluff pieces and superficial treatment. But if the first issue of Gray Areas is representative of what's to follow, there will be no fluff here. The 'Zine seems targeted to BBWBs (baby-boomers with brains) and appears intended to reflect changing times with commentary by those making the changes."
-Computer underground Digest Issue #4.65
"Definitely worth checking out."
-Alternative Press Review Winter 1994
"This hi-tech/computer correct small press zine earns a 10 on the desktop publishing scale of production values."
-Eidos Volume 7 Number 2
"Focuses on fringe topics of interest to hackers."
-Information Warfare Thunder's Mouth Press
"Basically a review zine, dedicated to the "gray areas" of life, from sexology to the illegal videotaping of Grateful Dead shows to the problems of computer hackers on the electronic frontier."
-See Hear catalog #26