A one-year, four-issue subscription goes for the low price of $120. For those who think that $120 is actually a high price, consider this: The first "thing" was created by Berkeley-born Miranda July, author (No One Belongs Here More Than You), filmmaker (Me and You and Everyone We Know), and artist (she's no stranger to the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney). The following issues will be created by other prominent artists, including Anne Walsh, Kota Ezawa, and Trisha Donnelly. Just like any publication, The Thing will be mailed all over the country and hopefully the world. But locals, if they can handle a ball of twine, can get a sneak peek at The Thing Wrapping Party, in which guests wrap the debut issue for mailing and enjoy music and food.