Life Harvester is a monthly newsletter from my semi-retirement here in the Paris of Appalachia, Pittsburgh, PA, in which I review items, objects, people, places, and experiences that I encounter. Mild cultural criticism from an out of practice writer trying to get back in the habit. News, reviews, and advice from a shmuck. Individual print subscriptions are available here. Monthly emails are free, sign up here, or read the archive.

Print editions are available for free each month from the following locations:
Athens, GA: Bizarro Wuxtry; Austin, TX: End of an Ear; Beacon, NY: Binnacle Books; Bloomington, IN: Monroe County Public Library; Chattanooga, TN: Chattanooga Public Library; Columbus, OH: Two Dollar Radio Headquarters; Gainesville, FL: Civic Media Center, Third House Books; Los Angeles, CA: Bad Dog LA Minneapolis, MN: Extreme Noise Records; New Orleans, LA: Domino Sound Record Shack; NYC: Academy Records (Brooklyn & Manhattan locations), Book Row, Book Thug Nation, Molasses Books, Mudd Guts; Oakland, CA: E.M. Wolfman Olympia, WA: Rainy Day Records; Philadelphia, PA: Common Beat; Pittsburgh, PA: Badamo’s Northside, Bloomcraft Building Lobby, Butterwood, Cruel Noise Records, Kaibur, Spak Bros, Switch & Signal Skate Park, Three Pigs Collective, Workshop PGH; Providence, RI: Analog Underground; Raleigh, NC: Sorry State Records; Richmond, VA: Steady Sounds; San Diego, CA: Verbatim Books; San Francisco, CA: Alley Cat Books, Needles & Pens; Washington, DC: Joint Custody

If there’s somewhere in your town you’d like to see Life Harvester, send an email to and we can work it out.

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Life Harvester / P.O. Box 82551 / Pittsburgh, PA 15218