Thermidor is "a zine of adventure and miscellany" published once a year by Philadelphia resident Katya Dolorosa, formerly known as Kate Amok, since 2003.
Using personal experience as a segue into mini-histories of whatever she finds interesting, Kat covers subjects like Latvian drunk punks, an African "voodoo" village, eccentrics from her Southern hometown, roadside attractions, abandoned insane asylums, and matriarchal screaming cults. Though technically a per-zine, Thermidor highlights the the bizarre side of life rather than the everyday.
Every issue includes an interview with a fascinating person and a surreal cover design by Kat's partner Erik. The layouts are Xeroxed cut-and-paste with often typewritten text.
Kat's friend David often contributes stories, and the two are now at work on a split zine regarding their respective travels abroad. (Sadly, tech woes have resulted in the complete annihilation of David's half, but we'll see what happens.) Thermidor #4, a Philadelphia-themed issue, is also in production