Mothers News

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Mothers News
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Type Alternative monthly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Rhododenron Festival, Inc.
Publisher Rhododenron Festival, Inc.
Editor Jacob Khepler
Founded 2010
Headquarters Providence, RI
United States
Official website MothersNews.net

Mothers News is a free monthly newspaper published in Providence, RI by Rhododendron Festival.

Background[edit]

Mothers News has a circulation of 5,000 copies per month, including national and international subscribers who receive issues by mail. The first issue was published in May 2010. Initially in 2 page broadsheet format, it expanded in 2011 to 8 pages (or occasionally 12).

The paper is owned and published by Rhododendron Festival, Inc. and edited by Jacob Khepler (nee Berendes).[1] It is distributed locally in Providence and nationally at independent bookstores, boutiques, and venues.[2]

Mothers News was the winner of the 2011 New England Art Award, in the 'book' category.[3]

The College Hill Independent covered the publication of the 30th issue of Mothers News in November, 2012, interviewing editor Jacob Khepler.[4] In the interview, Khepler commented on his hope for the newspaper, saying, "I want the newspaper to be a bit of a beacon for ‘I’m just doing my thing and it’s working. I trust myself. And my eyes are open to possibility, to failure, to change. And you could do the same thing.’"

Space1026 Gallery in Philadelphia, PA held a Mothers News art show in September 2012, showcasing work from the paper.[5]

Mothers News was an official exhibitor at the 2011 Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival,[6] a featured speaker and exhibitor at the 2013 Baltimore Publications and Multiples Fair,[7] and a special guest at the Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo[8]

Newspaper Content[edit]

Mothers News includes articles on philosophy, religion, arts, culture, music, and more. The paper includes a street fashion column and a comic section, featuring monthly comics from several notable comic artists, including Brian Chippendale, Christopher Forgues, Michael Deforge,[9] Charles Forsman [10] and others.[11]

Back issues of the first three years of Mothers News are viewable online via archive.org.

In Other Media[edit]

An issue of Mothers News is visible on a table in the November 11, 2011 episode of Roger Ebert's PBS television show Ebert Presents: At the Movies (see screenshot or video).

Comic strips from Mothers News appeared in the exhibition "Comics" by CF, at Beginnings—Gallery in New York City NY.[12]

In a 2012 photo of fashion journalist Tavi Gevinson's bedroom, a September issue of Mothers News featuring a "fashion news" section appears among other prints and jewelry.[13]

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