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Monthly Newsletter #5: May the Culture Be with You

By: burgundy bug

Gertrude Stein in Philadelphia, Pa

Source: Philadelphia in April | Penelope Peru Photography P³

Oh me, oh my. Oh me, oh May. Day by day, The Burgundy Zine was honored to celebrate our theme of culture throughout the month. 

Although this month’s theme ended up being more geared towards specific subcultures, we truly enjoyed the unique perspectives shared by our contributors and interviewees alike. 

Monthly Recap

After reviewing the highlights from April, we began this month with XtaSeay and I’s review of the Indica Remedi Transdermal Patches by Cresco for our Strain of the Week series. 

Then, PA Purnell kickstarted our theme of culture with her essay, ‘I Am American.’

Following ‘Herbology’s Grand Opening in Morton, Pa,’ we took a sip out of ‘Tea Around the World.’

Then, Sorayah shared her photographs from Venice Beach, Calif with us. 

Next, we took a moment to appreciate ‘The Evolution of Meme Culture.’

Then, we let out a deep breath as relief washed over us in, ‘Post Finals Week: The Come Down After the Crash.’

After reviewing ‘The French Art of Not Giving a Sh*t: Cut the Crap and Live Your Life,’ we gave some tips on ‘How to Dress for Work Without Sporting Floral Prints.’

Next, Chloe Fry shed some light on social media culture with her article, ‘Be Kinder to Yourself: Social Media.’ 

Then, we covered neurology professor Hayley Nelson, P.h.D and Tina Curry-Logan’s ‘Webinar: The Physiological Effects of a Life Out of Balance.’

After ‘What is the Soda Tax?‘ Emily Barnes highlighted the pros and cons of van life in, ‘Tiny Living Culture – Is Van Life for Us?

Once we figured out ‘How Smoking was Denormalized,’ we reviewed LINE Corporation’s free to play app, ‘Little Wizard Sally.’

Towards the end of May, we interviewed kawaii mom, blogger, and social media influencer MomoKumo in, ‘Kicking it Kawaii Style with MomoKumo.’ 

Following ‘A Multigenerational Look at Video Game Culture‘ we interviewed locals about ‘Philly Culture‘ from their point of view.

Before the release of ‘The Burgundy Zine #5: Be Present – Culture,’ we interviewed the Calif-based indie band Gone Fishin’.

Then, Kara Masterson helped us switch gears into our theme of summer for the month of June with ‘Preparing Your Home for Summer: 4 Ways to Keep Your Family Cool and Content by Kara Masterson.’

Afterwards, we covered State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara (D-165)’s town hall in Morton, Pa.

Lastly, encouraged others to appreciate their roots in celebration of summer break with the post ‘Living on Vacation: Making the Most of Home During Summer Break.’

The following are a list of articles posted throughout May.

May Articles

Going Forward

Going forward, you can break out the sunscreen and a pair of shades, ’cause The Burgundy Zine will be releasing an issue all about summer time on June 28th. If you are interested in submitting content for the June issue, please refer to our submissions page on our site.

Want to see the highlights from May? Head on over to Penelope Peru Photography!

Thank you again for another wonderful month!

Stay cool, 

burgundy bug

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The bug behind the blog… An absurd romanticist with an affinity for existential humor, burgundy bug‘s content tends to focus on the more psychological and political end of the spectrum. Although her style tends to be a bit more biased, burgundy bug is no stranger to reviews, either.

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