A Great Find

Share on Nextdoor

If you're looking for a unique, last-minute gift to give to your more voyeuristic friend or relative, the Planet suggests retrieving a copy of one of our fave periodicals, Found.

The first glimmer of Found came to co-creator and editor Davy Rothbart on a snowy winter night in Chicago when he discovered a note on the windshield of his car — a note meant for someone else. This completely and unreservedly fascinating peek into another person's life read, "Mario, I hate you, you said you had to work then whys your car HERE at HER place?? You're a fucking LIAR. I hate you I fucking hate you. Amber. P.S. Page me later."

The magazine was launched grass-roots style a few years after, and today its editors continue to collect found stuff of all sorts, including birthday cards, love letters, kids' homework, ticket stubs, to-do lists, telephone bills, poetry on napkins, doodles, photos and pretty much anything that provides a glimpse into someone else's life.

Dirty Found is available for $10 per issue; the first three "regular" issues of Found are cost $23.21 together, or $10 each at www.foundmagazine.com (issues four and five cost $5 each). You'll also find T-shirts, The Booty Don't Stop CD (10 booty songs found on a cassette tape in Ypsilanti, Mich.), the Found 7" LP, and some buttons and stickers. For the heftier "best of" version (Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World), visit Amazon.com or call your nearest book retailer.

Scroll to read more News Feature articles

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.