Though nothing new, the meaning of "alternative press" has changed. It is no longer associated with politics, but has diversified to almost exclusively cover arts, literature and ecology. You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.