An illustration from Jillian Tamaki for a New York subway. Illustrated in 2015, its a great example of Tamakis soft blue colors to capture little moments.

Author Showcase: Jillian Tamaki and range [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter March 18, 2022

This women’s history month I thought it’d be best to go back to our roots a bit with an authors showcase. Someone serious and well recognized, but not too serious, this is MUSE after all.  The second...

The cover for the anniversary edition of The House on Mango Street. Congress would later award the author a National Medal of Arts in 2015.

Reading Playlist: 2021 Reading Log (MUSE)

Christian Ledbetter January 14, 2022

I have a stupid little yearly tradition that keeps me sane. I’ve kept a little reading log ever since 2019, documenting all the books that I read. As a kid coming out of an anime phase with no money...

The Matrix” characters Neo and Trinity are shown with weaponry after an action sequence. Played by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss respectively, the actors worked together closely in many scenes.

Cyberpunk Playlist: Beyond Neon (MUSE)

Christian Ledbetter, Chenyao Liu, and Jillian Moore December 22, 2021

In 1999 The Wachowskis released the Matrix, an anime and Hong Kong action inspired sci-fi film borrowing philosophical terms and names to speak about free will, the digital world and as one of the directors...

A promotional poster made for Wes Andersons new film The French Dispatch. The poster follows The New Yorker inspiration that flows through the film by emulating a 70s magazine cover from the publication.

Review: The French Dispatch and Escaping Eye Candy [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter November 1, 2021

There are very few directors with a style as easily recognizable as Wes Anderson’s. Anderson is the strange example of a director whose style is outside of the mainstream and yet gets recognition, attention...

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...

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