You can now read all 80 issues of Punk Planet for free on the Internet Archive. Founded by writer and editor Dan Sinker, the Chicago music and politics zine ran as a print publication from 1994 until 2007. In addition to music features and reviews, Punk Planet covered topics like feminism, politics, human rights, and labor. Issues included interviews with Sleater-Kinney, Nick Cave, Ralph Nader, and countless other cultural icons. Find the complete archive here.
After seeing that the Internet Archive had independently uploaded high resolution scans of every issue, Sinker reached out to the Internet Archive and requested they collect all the issues at one URL. Punk Planet’s website will soon redirect to the archive.
In the years after Punk Planet ceased operations, Sinker’s tweets for a fake Rahm Emanuel Twitter account were collected in The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel. At the book’s launch event, Jeff Tweedy covered multiple Black Eyed Peas songs. Sinker currently co-hosts the Says Who? podcast.