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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:13 PM

Discovered an interesting magazine today

In the doctor's office today, amid a sea of Golf Digest, Parents and Rod & Gun, a publication I had never seen caught my eye. Its name: Miller-McCune. I was half-expecting to find it chock-full of conservative claptrap, but to my surprise, it contained articles that lots of DUers would like to read. I didn't have time to read a whole lot, although I finished one enjoyable article - a scholarly deconstruction of The Big Lebowski. There was lots more in the magazine, however: the environment, alternative energy, health...more than I can recall at this moment.

From Wikipedia:

Since its 2008 launch, Miller-McCune has won the Utne Reader Independent Press Award 2009 for science/technology coverage and the 2008-2009 Society of Environmental Journalists Award for Outstanding Explanatory Journalism, and was named one of Library Journals (2009) and MINs "Hottest Launches" (2008).

The magazine was founded by Sara Miller McCune, the founder and head of SAGE Publications. In 2010, she was named to the FOLIO: 40 list of publishing innovators. On February 17, 2012 Miller-McCune announced that the magazine's name would be changed to "Pacific Standard" as of the May-June 2012 edition.

The magazine was created for opinion leaders, policymakers, and concerned citizens who are interested in developing solutions to some of the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. Drawing from the latest scientific research and evidence, Miller-McCune is published bimonthly in print and continuously online by the nonprofit Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

In-depth pieces include stories such as "Native Environmentalism and the Alberta Oil Boom", "Global Warming: the Archaeological Frontier", "When Facebook Is Your Medical Record", as well as "Art and Alzheimer’s: Another Way of Remembering", the story of Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein (Hilgos) and the documentary "I Remember Better When I Paint".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller-McCune

Here's the magazine's website:
http://www.miller-mccune.com/

I recommend giving it a look.

On edit: please note that the name of the magazine is being changed to Pacific Standard.

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PoliticAverse Apr 2012 #1
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Cirque du So-What Apr 2012 #4
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Response to Cirque du So-What (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:22 PM

1. Yeah, well, you know that's just, like, your opinion, man. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:31 PM

2. Mind if I do a J? N/T

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:47 PM

5. Fuck it Dude, let's go bowling... n/t

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. Thanks!

I need another interesting newsletter like a hole in the head, but I've signed up for the mag's on-line version.

No wonder I never get anything done around the house.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:35 PM

4. A bit about publisher Sara Miller McCune

From Wikipedia:

Sara Miller McCune (born 1941) is the co-founder and Chair of SAGE Publications.

She founded the independent academic publishing company SAGE with her late husband George McCune in 1965. She is on the Board of Directors of The American Academy of Political and Social Science. In 2008, she announced the launch of Miller-McCune magazine, published in print and online, by the nonprofit Miller McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy, with support from SAGE.

She has funded schools in the developing world, and made contributions to California organizations and educational establishments, including $2.5 million to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, $3.5 million to found the SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind at UCSB, and over $5 million to the Granada Theater Restoration Project. She is also a trustee and supporter of the UCSB Foundation. She founded the charitable McCune Foundation in 1990. In 2003, she received the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award at the Entrepreneur of the Year awards, sponsored by Ernst and Young. Women’s Campaign International (WCI) recently honored her at an event entitled Shattering The Glass Ceiling: Honoring Inspirational Women Around The Globe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Miller_McCune

I think I'm in love!

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:19 PM

6. I just subbed for a year to check it out in print. nt

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