July’s cover features the photographs and graphic design skills of Emily Allen. Emily Allen is no new face to SLUG Magazine, having penned CD reviews, a feature review with Yo La Tengo and served as our resident Localized photographer over the past six years. Most recently, Emily completed our Death By Salt website (www.deathbysalt.com), showcasing her design and web-author-ing talents. Emily is also an accomplished screen printer and will participate in a group show at Kayo Gallery in August. Emily holds a BFA from Utah State University and is shopping for grad schools as we speak. Look for her serving sushi at Takashi and ripping a rug at Ted Dancin’ dance parties.