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We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
Act I starts with our Foul Playlist, so tune in and turn up the volume, before cringing at our new Confessions page. Take a trip to Mexico to see The Big Picture and say hello to Fair Play, a new recurring column celebrating the people who are using their considerable powers for good crime-related causes. And fedora wearers, rejoice; our Crimes Against Fashion page has you covered.
Act II returns with more long-form features and we introduce our first ever theme: crimes against nature. Read the story of the greatest natural history heist of all time and one man’s obsessive search to find the culprit. There’s also a beautiful photo story about botanical theft, and a floating take on a telly show that revolved around a cannabis dealer. (OK, so we ran with the plants theme…) In similar territory, meet the artist who collected 8,000 dime bags in a year to highlight his home city’s drug problem. Unsure what a dime bag is? You’ll be an expert after this.
Act III remains the place to find out what you should be reading, watching and listening to. You can now even get advice on where to stay: Day Release is our first ever guide to a crime-themed long weekend. But don’t actually commit any, please.
As ever, what you’ll find within these pages is free of blood, gore and sensationalism. There are no photos of crime scenes or serial killers. Instead, you’ll find crime writing. sensitively handled, on what we hope is an illuminating variety of subjects. Enjoy.