Vol. 19 Iss. 21

Volume 19 Issue 21 - 06/10/2011

Editorial – Surround Sound

If a tree falls in the forest with no one to hear it, does it make a sound? Part scientific, part philosophical, and always thought provoking, It’s a question That’s bandied around so frequently that It’s almost reached the status of classic joke. What rarely gets discussed is whether we could in fact hear the… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

From Where I Sit – It’s a Start

So tell me, am I the last person on the planet who doesn’t have a website, blog, Facebook profile, or Twitter account? The worst part is that I’m not even sure I want or need to. But maybe this is like years ago, when I concluded I needed to become computer literate or be roadkill… Read more »

Write Stuff – Churnalism

?People everywhere,? wrote A.J. Liebling, ?confuse what they read in newspapers with news.? That might seem strange coming from an acclaimed journalist of Liebling’s stature, but he’s right?and time hasn’t changed things for the better. As newspapers and magazines face shrinking budgets and pressure to give content away for free, the practice of cut-and-paste has… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Marwencol

DVD: Marwencol (Open Face 2010) Genre: Documentary Director: Jeff Malmberg ?All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream.? Edgar Allan Poe Traumatized Brain Generates Magical Kingdom Complete with Avenging Barbie Dolls After having received a vicious thrashing in a Kingston, New York bar, Mark Hogancamp spends nine days in a… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Ammar AlShukry

Ammar AlShukry is a Muslim poet living in Jamaica, New York. He recently chatted with Wanda Waterman St. Louis about inspiration, the role of poetry in the Muslim community, and the importance of listening. ?. . . And I will sit in the shade of your smile, and ask you your story directly from your… Read more »

Did You Know? – Watch Convocation Online

don’t forget: Athabasca University’s Convocation is happening right now! If you were unable to travel to Athabasca to participate in the festivities, if your special friends and relatives couldn’t make the trip to support you in person, or if you’d just like a preview of your own future graduation, there’s good news: AU’s website is… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Heroes

Superheroes are taking over Hollywood this summer. From box office hit Thor to X-Men: First Class, which opened last weekend, to the upcoming Green Lantern and Captain America, there’s high interest in comic book action heroes these days. And no wonder?the concept of superpowers is truly fascinating. The following links explore ?superhumanity? a little further…. Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear from You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?Write Stuff: Indie World of Publishing, Part III: The Buzz? by S.D. Livingston, v19 i20 (2011-05-27) Great series, with really useful info. Thanks, and keep up the good work! Wanda Waterman