By: Joshua Glenn
March 15, 2023

One in a series of posts featuring pages from Hermenaut, a DIY intellectual zine/journal published by HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn from 1992 through 2000-01.


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James Parker, whom I met around the time that issue #1 came out, and who remains one of my closest friends, for a while contributed a music-criticism column titled NOISY PARKER. James had a different title in mind for the column, but I pleaded with him to let me use this one after he told me that he and his two brothers were once briefly in a band called Noisy Parker. So good.

For some reason the opening words of this particular installment — “About this hardcore thing you’ve really got to be binocular” — have lodged themselves in my memory, and I repeat them to myself idiotically pretty much every time I think about hardcore punk. Which is not very often — but more often than you might think.

Pub. Date: Winter 2000/2001
Theme: Stockholm Syndrome
Hermenaut: Adorno
Pages: 208
Print Run: 10,000


MORE HERMENAUT on HILOBROW: HERMENAUTICA series | MEET THE HERMENAUTS | HERMENAUT’s last five issues | Snapshots | Letters to HERMENAUT | Dialectical Design | Josh Glenn on CAMP, KITSCH & CHEESE | Josh Glenn on DANIEL CLOWES: Q&A | Clarke Cooper on APOCALYPSE ALREADY | Lisa Carver on THE ART OF BEING UNCOMFORTABLE | Josh Glenn on FAKE AUTHENTICITY | Chris Fujiwara on ZOOMING THROUGH SPACE | John Marr on CAMPANILE FREE-FALL | Clarke Cooper on THE WILL TO SCORN | Dan Reines on PURE EVEL | Chris Fujiwara on ROADWORTHY JAZZ | Dan Reines on LETTER FROM LA | Mary E. Ladd & Julie Wiskirchen on ONWARD CHRISTIAN TOURISTS | Chris Fujiwara on SAVED BY BETRAYAL | Margaret Blonder on MEMORIES OF THE BIOSPHERE | Josh Glenn on HERMENAUT: PHILIP K. DICK | Ingrid Schorr on ROCKVILLE GIRL SPEAKS.