Vol. 20 Iss. 15

Volume 20 Issue 15 - 04/20/2012

Broad Minds Think Small – Part II: Starting Fresh

(Read Part I of the minimalist adventure here.) The night of the robbery was the first night of my life as a minimalist. The Wal-Mart was open 24 hours and we had nowhere else to go. Walking the aisles, feeling weightless, I realized the absurdity of all the needless things that people came to buy… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Money Well Spent

What do designer coffees, magazines, bottled water, fast food, and cigarettes have in common? According to money experts, they are standing between you and future wealth. David Bach first coined the expression ?latte factor? to identify those small, unconscious, often daily purchases many of us make. He contends that if we invested the money we… Read more »

Write Stuff – Open-Source Textbooks

Free textbooks! Can you imagine the excitement a sign like that would cause on campus? It might seem like the stuff of fiction, but free textbooks are the latest entry on the open-source landscape?and they’re set to give the traditional market a run for its money. Much in the way the software market once operated,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (IFC Films 2011) Director: Werner Herzog Genre: Documentary The Chauvet-Pont-d?Arc Cave Drawings: A Faithful Originality ?Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.? Morris West Once upon a time, before the… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Paul Leighton, Part II

Paul Leighton is a Diversity Fellow and a Technology Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the Eastern Michigan University. He has co-authored a number of important books on crime and violence, including Class, Race, Gender and Crime. He’s often quoted by major media outlets in the United States and beyond. On… Read more »

Health Matters – What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture. It’s becoming increasingly popular, but the visuals can seem confusing or even scary. How can long needles inserted into a patient be healing or helpful? What exactly is acupuncture, and can it really work on ailments like headaches, stress, or fertility? What Is It? Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest forms of medical… Read more »

Did You Know? – Google Art Project

Searching for artistic inspiration?or the chance to relax while examining works of art? Whether you prefer the Louvre (Paris), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), or the Museum of Islamic Art (Qatar), there’s a world of exploration available right at your fingertips with Google’s new Art Project. And you don’t even need to leave… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Recycle!

Recycling is easy?for the basics, like glass, paper, and aluminum. But what about items that are harder to classify (?weird? plastics, electronics, ink and toner cartridges, and more)? Click these links to learn how to recycle some of your other household junk. Ink and Toner While there are options for refilling your ink cartridges and… Read more »

Announcement: We’ve Moved!

The Voice Magazine has settled into its new location in Edmonton. While our email (voice@voicemagazine.org and website remain the same, you can direct all written correspondence to our new address: The Voice Magazine 500 Energy Square 10109 ? 106 ST NW Edmonton AB T5J 3L7