Defunct Magazine

Jan 24, 2011

Remember the vitality of the VCR, the jolting jingle of a wind-up alarm clock, the importance of wonderful handwriting or when chalkboards were essential teaching tools? Defunct Magazine remembers all of these things, taking readers back to the contemporary times of objects, ideas, TV shows and belief systems of the past. The magazine, founded by a team of University of Iowa writers, can be found at We'll talk to Robin Hemley, director of the UI Nonfiction Writing Program; Amy Butcher, Managing Editor; and Jenny Lewis, Art Director.