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LOLA -- Hits Newsstands

May 2, 2002

--still free in Toronto
--still Toronto's favourite art magazine
--12,000 print run
--30,000 readers and counting
  • Lola #12 Hits Newsstands - Friday May 3, 2002
  • In This Issue
  • Our Website is New! and in Vivid Colour!
  • Where to Find Lola
  • Pages Bookstore is our New Official Distributor
  • Lola Writer Gerald Hannon Receives a National Magazine Award Nomination
  • Lola Reader Survey! - In the Mag & Online - WIN a prize!

LOLA #12 HITS NEWSSTANDS - FRI. MAY 3, 2002

Delivery vans are heading out at 9am on Friday and driving around town until around 7pm, hitting over 160 downtown locations. Lola is available at most art galleries and independent bookstores around town.

IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Artist Janice Kerbel's guide on how to rob a bank
  • Power Plant director Wayne Baerwaldt dishes it out in a Lola interview exclusive (insider notes included!)
  • Trampoline Hall, the new literary event that encourages speakers to say inane and silly things
  • Lola's own SuperBuild plans (what didn't get funding!)
  • Artist Sandy Plotnikoff on our cover: How cute is that?

And, of course, the usual Lola faves, like:

* JASON DUNDA'S TOP TEN ... Art Brand Names * ASK LOLA'S LAWYER ADAM BOBKER on a painting of Queen Liz II doing the dirty * Social crawler SHINAN GOVANI on TO's art scene openings (bad!) * DAVE DYMENT's Short History of Artists' Pseudonyms * and RM VAUGHAN'S What's Wrong With You? Vol. 4

PLUS! * WHAT IS THAT?--A new series by JON SASAKI who explains what something weird is * PREVIEWS of art shows comin' up in the sunny months of May and June (get outside) * and OVER 115 SHOTGUN REVIEWS (more than we've ever published in a single issue)


OUR WEBSITE -- NEW AND IN VIVID COLOUR! - OPENS FRIDAY

Thanks to the web talents of Roberta McNaughton Lola is once again online, and now in vivid colour! Bold and glam, man.

** Stories, archives, info, pigeons, candies, videos, prizes, links to other fun stuff, and animated gifs for your surfing pleasure **

Check it out starting Fri. May 3: www.lolamagazine.com


PAGES BOOKSTORE BECOMES LOLA'S OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR

We know Lola disappears fast in Toronto, even though we print 12,000 copies of every issue. To fix this problem, Pages Bookstore (256 Queen Street West) is gonna keep Lolas on hand so you can pick one up there any time you like. Just ask at the cash.

*Pages Bookstore: 256 Queen Street West (at John and Queen)

HERE are FIVE OTHER downtown Toronto BIG-DROP LOCATIONS where you'll find Lola (while quantities last):

  1. BOOKCITY (The Annex) 501 Bloor St W
  2. DAVID MIRVISH BOOKS (Mirvish Village) 596 Markham St
  3. THIS AIN'T THE ROSEDALE LIBRARY (Church/Wellesley) 483 Church St
  4. 401 RICHMOND ST W BUILDING (Spadina/Richmond)
  5. GLAD DAY BOOKS (Yonge/Wellesley) 587 Yonge St


LOLA WRITER GERALD HANNON RECEIVES A NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARD NOMINATION

Last year Lola won National Magazine of The Year Award Honourable Mention. That was nice.

This year the super talented writer Gerald Hannon scored a nomination for his in-depth profile on the Power Plant's curator Philip Monk ("Monk-y Business" Lola 10). This is a seriously good read, and the only really revealing article ever written on The Monk. Congrats Gerald!


LOLA READER SURVEY - IN THE MAG & ONLINE - WIN A PRIZE!

We've inserted 5000 reader surveys in this issue of Lola. If your issue doesn't have one and you'd like to fill one out, check out our handy READER SURVEY on our mainpage


WIN A PRIZE:

Fill out and send in your survey *before June 30, 2002* and you might WIN a pair of Indoor/Outdoor stereo speakers by Bic Venturi, worth lots of money! Brought to you by Rocelco Inc. www.hi-fidelity.com

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