anna brones

writer + artist

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A Man’s World?

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97% of what you see and hear comes from the male perspective, I’m not saying that it’s wrong but it’s a limited perspective. – Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Producer Miss Representation

Full interview here.

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October 20, 2011 at 21:11

New Beginnings

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As a traveler, I know the benefits of pushing myself. As a writer, I know the benefits of getting out of my comfort zone. And as a human being, I know that sometimes there are moments when we have to do both of those things, and take a giant leap. I took that leap last week with the official launch of my new business endeavor, co-founded with my lovely friend Emily, Under Solen Media. Sticking true to those Scandivanian roots, we named our company “under the sun” in Swedish. It only seemed right.

So what are we planning on doing? Something along the lines of providing dynamic, cutting-edge social media strategies to align outdoor brands, non-profits and adventurers. In other words, meeting and working with a lot of cool people! Matador did a great interview with us last week about what we’re doing, and we’re very grateful to them for the exposure.

And in other news I’m now writing for the excellent greenie site, EcoSalon. You can read my first post here.

So all in all, after a giant leap, I’m very excited for all the new endeavors!

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November 17, 2009 at 10:02

Print vs. online media: how about both?

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Working in the magazine world has made me so much more aware of how much great — and bad for that matter — print media is out there. But as the internet becomes more and more integrated in our everyday lives, even excellent print magazines have to make an effort to have an online presence. Nothing will ever replace sitting down on the couch to delve into your favorite magazine, but here are my two favorites whose online content is just as good as the printed version, giving you the best of both worlds.

Good Magazine

Good Magazine’s whole premise pretty much stays true to its name. Spending just 5 minutes browsing through an issue makes you feel like you too can make a difference. Published every two months, 100% of your membership — you choose the price — actually goes to a non-profit of your choice. In the online world, their blog is one of the most comprehensive, bringing you news from the worlds of culture, environment, politics and art.

Plenty Magazine

Ok, Plenty Magazine is another green mag, but this one has solid and informative content on a regular basis. And it’s not just for the devoted environmentalist; there’s a good about of green celebrity gossip and fashion tips to keep us from getting too down about the world state of environmental affairs.

And of course there’s always Wend Magazine whose blog is updated frequently with the best of the outdoor and environmental world… but then again, I’m biased… and don’t have a problem with shameless self-promotion!

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September 11, 2008 at 11:17