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Parasol Mag Issue 2 Out May 9, 2009

Filed under: publications,recession — bizmiss @ 5:14 pm

Yasmine may not actually be a posting a print a day lately, but she is CRANKIN’ on this magazine.  Published monthly?  Seriously?  I know it’s a pdf publication but that’s still ambitious.  I wonder how long she can keep it up.  I probably would have folded by now.

Issue 2 is a little heavy on the vintage-inspired photography, but it also has some neat features, like interviews with two 15-year-old artists (one of whom is a Biz Miss in Liberia–go Lovetta!) and a funny article about “Recession Projects” by Maria Adelmann.  She’s like a one-woman WPA, both sponsor and recipient.  My favorite thing about Parasol, though (aside from its price–nothing!), is that every article (and ad) is linked, so if I want to find out if I can afford those gorgeous flats from the vegan shoe company profiled on page 26 (answer: no), all I have to do is click on the company’s name.  Now if only Kindles came in color and cost $50 I’d be all set.

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Speaking of the WPA,  A. told me about a friend of a friend who just started a new WPA in NYC with a donated office space and a whole slew of grants.  Is anyone doing that sort of thing in the Bay Area?  Please let me know.  Also, does anyone know more about the NYC project?  I can’t find them online except for a link to a Rhizome page, which I can’t view because I’m not a paying member.  Bahstids.

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