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A promotional image created for the 2015 miniseries Over the Garden Wall. Here you can see the light fall colors that dominate the show as well as some goofy fairy tale inspired character designs.

Review: Over the Garden Wall and Atmosphere [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter October 7, 2021

Happy spooky season everyone! In recent years a whole lot of cartoons have been released redefining and stretching what North American animation is thought to be capable of. Shows like Steven Universe,...

Music Video Playlist: Staff Introductions  [MUSE]

Music Video Playlist: Staff Introductions [MUSE]

Hi everyone and welcome to Muse!  We’ve got a big crew this year that can’t wait to keep the ball rolling with MUSE. Instead of doing a simple introduction we thought it’d be best to switch things...

An illustration By Tillie Walden that can be found in her online sketchbook, its titled sketchbook #15. What makes it such a great Walden piece is that it has all of her  trademarks in one cute little drawing. You see her playing with another worldly vibe in the background, flying koi, and intimate physical contact; its both tender and plain fun, Walden at her best.

Tillie Walden and Medium [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter August 28, 2021

Reviewing or talking about a graphic novelist is inevitable for me, so why not dive in and accept my fate? If you’re a fan of comics or graphic novels or whatever you want to call them, you probably...

Short Story Playlist: Long Story Short [MUSE]

Short Story Playlist: Long Story Short [MUSE]

Grace Xu May 18, 2021

Someone, somewhere, has designated May as "Get Caught Reading Month." This fact is mostly an excuse for me to once again indulge in my not-so-secret plan to turn MUSE into a reading blog, but since it's...

Music Playlist: Spring Beginnings [MUSE]

Music Playlist: Spring Beginnings [MUSE]

Grace Xu March 26, 2021

MUSE is back with our original characteristic post—a music playlist for the season! Even though the spring months are often the busiest in school, I still love this time because it seems so full of possibilities....

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude [MUSE]

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude [MUSE]

Grace Xu December 15, 2020

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez follows the story of the Buendía family on the magical island of Macondo through, as you might expect, 100 years. I must admit, I went into...

Youtube Playlist: Study with Me [MUSE]

Youtube Playlist: Study with Me [MUSE]

Grace Xu December 1, 2020

With no more respite until winter break, here is a playlist to hopefully help motivate you for finals. I’ve always enjoyed putting on YouTube “Study with Me” videos while I study because they have...

App playlist: Lets Get This Bread [MUSE]

App playlist: Let’s Get This Bread [MUSE]

October 29, 2020

As today is National Internet Day, and technology has become ever-more-present in our daily lives, MUSE presents you with a playlist of productivity apps. Apparently, you can be productive and on your...

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Book Playlist: To Be Read [MUSE]

Grace Xu September 25, 2020

I’ve never been a big fan of “To Be Read” lists, more commonly known as “TBR” lists, because I’m a firm believer in reading books for fun without feeling a sense of obligation. With that being...

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Book Review: Things Fall Apart [MUSE]

Grace Xu August 3, 2020

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe primarily follows the story of Okonkwo, set in the Nigerian Ibo villages. The first half of the novel establishes the setting and characters thoroughly, delving into...

folklore: A Track-By-Track Breakdown [MUSE]

folklore: A Track-By-Track Breakdown [MUSE]

Wendy Zhu July 30, 2020

foreword: It’s been a few days since Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, “folklore,” and I’ve finally (somewhat) recovered from the surprise drop. This album represents many firsts for...

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God [MUSE]

Grace Xu July 20, 2020

I recently finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and I just had to write a review. The book reads exactly like the type of literary classic you would read in school, except...

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