Trivia: A Journal of Ideas was born in 1982 out of a group of women thinkers and writers in western Massachusetts who met every other week to discuss literature and philosophy in a feminist context. Publishing essays, translations, reviews, and experimental writing, it quickly acquired a reputation as a home for serious and embodied feminist thought. It went on to become an international, award-winning publication that endured for over a decade. Though often in dialogue with current events, much of the writing in Trivia is ageless, and marked by a radical energy and vision that have become all too rare in this day and age.
archive of print issues (1982 - 1995)
Trivia: A Journal of Ideas began publication in 1982, a time of conservative retrenchment in the U.S. Reagan was riding a wave of popularity that would soon sweep him into a second term in office and the religious right was beginning to make itself felt as a political presence. At the same time, in part thanks to readily available federal and state grant monies for alternative publications, relatively low printing costs, and thousands of independent bookstores, the country was also home to a highly politicized counter-culture. Trivia was one of several dozen radical feminist magazines already in existence or about to spring up. A list of the contents of back issues, and how to purchase back issues that are still in print can be read here.
archive of online issues (2004 - present)
Trivia: Voices of Feminism was born into a very different world than her foresister. This site archives the electronic journal that came online since December 2004. Online archives can be read here.