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June 2011 Blog Posts (73)

Wow, You Look Great! Did You Get Paler?

Summer is fast on the approach in the northern hemisphere, and though it may be a blessing to some, it can seem a curse to those who want to keep their skin as pale as possible. Today, I take a look into skin-lightening creams.

Much has been said about the harmful effects of skin-lightening creams, yet many still continue to use them as a method of "enhancing their complexion" a.k.a. sacrificing health and positive body image for an…

Added by Jordan A. on June 15, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

I'm not your meal

Semilla de liberación

Added by Green Demon on June 14, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Finding My South Asian Identity in Literature

I want to explore a little bit more about South Asian identity and where it comes from for young South Asian Americans. I grew in a multi-racial (but still primarily white) neighborhood with few Indians and no Bangladeshis my age, so I may only speak for myself in this post, but where I found a lot of my role models was in books. …


Added by Jordan A. on June 14, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

National Hiring Days - More People Join the Cause

Musea Extra:  Web Friends Weigh in With Their Support


My idea of a National Hiring Day has attracted the attention of Murph Murphy, a poster I have met on the news site Huffington Post.  He liked the idea, talked it over with some of his friends, and they came up with this revision.  I like it.  Murph also has some important connections both in the government and the media, that he can contact.  I look forward to seeing what they say.

In the meantime here is the new,…


Added by Tom Hendricks on June 14, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments


Со вторым выпуском вышел на финишную прямую. Остались последние штрихи, и буду изготавливать тираж "НАСТ"а № 2. При том же формате А5 получается 44 страницы. В сравнении с первым номером это, конечно, шаг вперёд.

Added by NAST on June 14, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

"Where Are You From?" (Race vs. National Identity)

I went through many of my old posts this week to make my new About Me page, and was struck by The South Asian Question in a New York Minute, a post I wrote on the conflicts within South Asian American identity. In the year and a half since I wrote that post, I have found even more to say on the topic. In particular, I want to focus on the intersections and…

Added by Jordan A. on June 13, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/13/11

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
The Flat Iron Building is a landmark of New York City. Let's say for the argument of this question that you have offices on the North Side of the Flat Iron Building - the higher up the better. What other NYC landmark can you see from your windows?
The Empire State Building.  For more see …

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 13, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

Thirsty for comics? WATER is here!

The new Trees & Hills anthology WATER debuted at MECAF a couple weeks ago, and now you can buy it online from our shop! You can see its hand-printed cover to the right there, looking cool in the… Continue

Added by Colin Tedford on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Poems Written in Early June 2011

Poems written in early June  of 2011

[poem notes in brackets like this]
1.  [Zen-ish]
my head's
2.  [vision poem]
and I saw a field
of box shaped blossoms
that fit together
into one big flower
when all their sides
leaned together
in just the exact
amount of wind
3.  [see also the recent Musea issue…

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 11, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Le Bouquiniste won't be out today

The weather is unkind... so, we won't be at the Hamilton Park Festival in downtown JC. We'll post an event when we're out next.

Added by Le Bouquiniste on June 11, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments

A quick blog to say thank you & offer some discounts over the next week!

I can't believe Sweet Candy Distro is 7 years old! I have had an amazing time running the distro and "working" with an awesome group of people. I am looking forward to many more years.

Let's celebrate!

All distro orders placed between today, June 10th and June 17th will receive…

Added by Sage on June 10, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Caught My Eye: This American Life Ep. 435

This American Life Episode 435.

This week, I am featuring one of my favorite episodes of This American Life! I listen to most of my podcasts while walking and/or jetting off to the next location, and This American Life always provides me with both entertainment and food for thought. This episode in particular really got me thinking as I made…

Added by Jordan A. on June 10, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

CED Round-Up: Allergies, Aliens, and South Asian Lovers

I have been experimenting with short fiction this week, or at least scenes that tell a standalone story; I have written about everything from aliens (as part of my new serial fiction, The Observer) to time travelers, allergies, and South Asian lovers. Check out what I've been writing (and knitting in between keyboard marathons) after the jump! …


Added by Jordan A. on June 9, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Suggestions/Talking Points needed - Please Help

Over the weekend I ran into an friend who owns one of Milwaukee's awesome indy bookstores.  I'd mentioned to him in the past that he should carry zines, and he's always hemmed and hawed about it.


When I saw him on Sunday he said he was open to having a discussion about it.  So I'm asking for talking points to convince him.  I think it would be great, as MKE doesn't have that many places that carry zines.


Questions I'm anticipating:

1) Which Zines? …


Added by Milo on June 8, 2011 at 4:09pm — 2 Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/8/11

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
This farmhouse near Hartfield, was, over decades, the home of two British greats - the earlier resident was a noted Children books author. The later resident was a rock pioneer. Though they seem to have nothing else in common, they both lived at the same home. Name the farm house.
Cotchford Farm. A. A. Milne, author of all the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, lived there in the twenties, and…

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 8, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

Is Blogging "Giving It Away For Free"?

Hi all, today's post is about blogging, media, and the freelance market. Since it was pretty long in typewritten format, I decided to record it; listen up, and then leave me a comment about what you think!

(The transcript is available below, and it includes links to some things I mention)

[EDIT: The audio player does not seem to be…

Added by Jordan A. on June 8, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

"Side by Side" - New Mini-Zine!

"Side by Side,"

a new double-sided accordion mini-zine of visual observations and

projections of social isolation.

It's waiting to be read at the palm of your hand!…


Added by dwing comics on June 7, 2011 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Sweet Candy Distro has moved to Olympia, Wa!

As of June 2011 we have a new address:

Sweet Candy Distro

c/o Sage

PO Box 13201

Olympia, Wa 98508



Added by Sage on June 7, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Science Fiction Stories: The Observer (Part I)

Drumroll, please! Today, I am introducing first installment of my serial science fiction project, The Observer. As a writer, I have gravitated mostly towards science fiction in the past, and wanted to re-visit my love for it through producing content regularly. So, this serial fiction is coming to you in parts, just like your favorite…

Added by Jordan A. on June 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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