The Evolution of Punk Planet
As is often the case now, more and more of our connections and relationships spring from our online communication. Finding a community with similar interests and goals is easy on the Web; it's a quick Google search away. In 1994, the internet is where rumblings formed against the national punk publication Maximum Rock 'n' Roll. The ‘zine was called out for its short-sighted view of what they considered punk. From this online message board Chicago-based zine Punk Planet was born. Punk Planet focused on punk music, culture and politics.
In 2004, founder, publisher and editor Dan Sinker discussed a decade of what had become a Chicago, and national, institution. Sinker is an assistant professor of journalism at Columbia College, Chicago, and founder of CellStories. The print version of Punk Planet folded in June 2007. Listen to a Steve Edwards' conversation with Sinker and former Associate Editor Anne Elizabeth Moore about Punk Planet's end.