Vol. 17 Iss. 11

Volume 17 Issue 11 - 03/20/2009

Supermarket Spa

Who Needs a Massage When there’s a Grocery Aisle to Roam? I recently spent 10 cold minutes huddled over a freezer full of turkeys probably left over from last Thanksgiving, agonizing over the merits of a 12- versus 18-pound bird. I’d had my heart set on a 15-pound one, and choosing anything else was one… Read more »

Editorial – You, Me, and AIG

Moral outrage is spewing across America like some kind of pecuniary Vesuvius. In the face of foreclosures, job losses, and a desperately unstable economy, everyone from plumbers to the president is calling for heads to roll at A.I.G. Not just the heads of those who pleaded for a government bailout and then handed $165 million… Read more »

From Where I Sit – My 25, Part II

Facebook suggests writing 25 random facts about your life. Last time I gave you my first 11 and a couple that a Post writer offered up in his 25. Did you do your confession with tongue firmly in cheek? Did you include oddball quirks or raging rants? Were you clever or pithy? Did you just… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Todd Snider, Peace Queer

CD: Todd Snider, Peace Queer Release date: 2008 Label: Aimless Records School Bullies, Puppets, and Fortunate Sons ?. . . lately my friends have been telling me that my songs have gotten more and more opinionated, so I wanted to let you know before we finished this music that while over the course of this… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – Stories of Her Own

When she was a girl, she would sit on her mother’s lap and imagine the pages of books were windows opening onto a world where she could feel as free as in her dreams. It was a place of transformations. Wolves walked and talked like men. Women breathed beneath the waves. There was a time,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Todd Snider

Todd Snider is a singer-songwriter based in East Nashville, Tennessee. His songs are mostly gritty down-home narratives about losers, low-lifes, and mice that roar. Snider plans to release his next album, The Excitement Plan, June 9 on Yep Roc. Read the Voice review of his latest CD, Peace Queer, in this issue. Life and Times… Read more »

Did You Know? – Join the Club

If You’re looking for ways to connect with your fellow AU students, AUSU Clubs and Social Groups are a perfect place to start. Club members ?interact through websites and discussion forums, while social groups meet in cities around the world and have forums to keep in touch.? Current clubs include AUGSS (AU Gay Students? Society),… Read more »

Education News – Profs, students split over e-books

Publishing industry maintains calm in the face of digital innovation WINNIPEG (CUP) ? As Amazon releases the latest version of their e-book reader?the Kindle 2’some wonder what will happen to the book industry. Chad Friesen of Friesens publishing in Altona, Manitoba, acknowledges that some aspects of the publishing industry will be affected more than others…. Read more »

Click of the Wrist – There Ought to be a Law

It seems that even the long arm of the law has had to cut back a little lately: a court in Ohio is so far behind in paying their bills for basic office supplies, it will only accept new case filings from people who bring their own paper. Here are a few more oddities from… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Beretta semi-automatic handgun to be raffled off as door prize – In Foreign News: Italy’s new stalking law brings flurry of arrests

At Home: Beretta semi-automatic handgun to be raffled off as door prize In spite of a recent rash of gun violence in Canada, the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) plans to hand away a semi-automatic weapon as a raffle prize at their upcoming annual meeting and dinner in Mississauga. For a mere $20 per ticket,… Read more »