Vol. 20 Iss. 27

Volume 20 Issue 27 - 07/13/2012

So You Want to Be a Better Writer – Typos

You write an essay. You proofread it, twice. But when you get it back from the prof, It’s marked up with all sorts of ?careless errors? and typos that you know you should have caught. How could you have missed them? It’s a phenomenon That’s caught the attention of linguists and experts in recent years,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Let’s Make a Deal

After years of being patient and understanding, I snapped. I asserted myself. I made my case. I pointed out unfairness. I stated an ultimatum. Damned if it didn’t work. The only way you can buy another damn trailer is if I get my kitchen renovation. Now the mature Hazel knows that the flat deck trailer,… Read more »

Write Stuff – Glass Houses

For all that the Internet is awash with porn, dubious medical advice, and trolls, it can also be an unflinchingly moral place. Cross the unspoken ethical line and the masses will brandish their digital pitchforks without mercy. A recent case in point saw FunnyJunk get its share of jabs, but no one seems to have… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Leaving Eden

Album: The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden (2012) Musicians: Dom Flemons (four-string banjo, guitar, jug, harmonica, kazoo, snare drum, bones, quills), Rhiannon Giddens (five-string banjo, fiddle, kazoo), Adam Matta (beatbox, tambourine), Hubby Jenkins (guitar, mandolin, five-string banjo, guitar, bones), Leyla McCalla (cello) Genre: Folk/Americana/Old Timey ?When you want genuine music?music that will come right home… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Hauschka, Part II

Rhythms of Stability and Freedom ?The essential thing in form is to be free in whatever form is used. A free form does not assure freedom. As a form, it is just one more form. So that it comes to this, I suppose, that I believe in freedom regardless of form.? Wallace Stevens Hauschka is… Read more »

Health Matters – Sunny Days

Dear Dr. Katie, I worry about sunscreen every summer. I know It’s important to use it to prevent skin cancer, but are the (unpronounceable) ingredients in sunscreen okay for me and my young children? Angela Dear Angela, You aren’t alone in the sunscreen dilemma?many of us have similar questions. Although the majority of ingredients in… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Zero Bridge

Film: Zero Bridge (2011) Director/Screenwriter: Tariq Tapa Cast: Mohamad Imran Tapa, Taniya Khan, Ali Mohammad Dar Genre: Art House, International ?Mother tells me ?Happy dreams!? An? takes away the light, An? leaves me lyin? all alone an? seein? Things at night.? Eugene Field ?It is because nations tend to stupidity and baseness that mankind moves… Read more »

VOICE Holiday

Summer is in full swing. How will you be spending your holidays? At the beach? Sightseeing in the city? Or just curled up with a cold drink and a good novel? Here at The Voice we’ll be taking a brief break, too, while we refocus, recharge, and get ready for the next step for The… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU’s Advising Services

For first-time students, program selection and planning are significant undertakings. But even if You’re well on your way to earning that degree or certificate, It’s important to revisit and revise your program plan continuously to keep up with changing interests and circumstances. It’s easy to get bogged down in the confusing swirl of prerequisites, program… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – The Air We Breathe

Air is necessary to life, sure. But sometimes the air we breathe is actually a danger to us; this is often particularly a problem in the summer heat, when humidity and high temperatures mix with chemicals in the air to create an airborne cocktail that assaults our lungs. Click through this week’s links to find… Read more »

Green Light – How Healthy Is Your Sunscreen?

Protecting yourself from harmful UV rays is essential to good skin health, but many sunscreens on the market contain toxic chemicals that are damaging both to your health and to that of the planet. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to determine the safety of the sunscreen you’ve got in your cupboard. Advocacy organization Environmental Working… Read more »