In my first update from the front lines of the war zone known as my kitchen renovation, I blow the drywall dust off my glasses, keyboard, and hands to write this. Lest You’re tempted to remind me, I do remember saying I’d gladly live through six months of chaos than wait for the perfect moment… Read more »
Film: Chico & Rita (Music Box Films 2012) Directors: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando Music: Bebo Valdés Cast: Bebo Valdés, Idania Valdés, Estrella Morente, Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oña, Mario Guerra ?All art is political in the sense that it serves someone’s politics.? August Wilson How Politics Crush Love and Art It’s 1948 in… Read more »
AU Students urge candidates to improve university funding AU students are concerned about the financial health of Athabasca University and the effect of recent news stories on the reputation of the AUSU membership. A recent CBC report notes that in recent years the university has made a series of reserve draws to cover budget shortfalls,… Read more »
Part I: The Smell of a Soul ?The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.? Meridel Le Sueur ?Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has… Read more »
This past week the writing world celebrated National Punctuation Day?but It’s not too late to join in the appreciation of the lowly comma, apostrophe, and semicolon. In fact, It’s good to review grammatical rules from time to time, since web writing and poor usage can make even savvy writers forget the basics. Click through these… Read more »
It’s no secret that our automobile-dependent culture spells bad news for the planet. Our gas-guzzling vehicles deplete natural resources and sully the air with toxic gases, and our discarded vehicles frequently end up in landfills, with minimal recycling available. But the environmental impact isn’t the only concern. As The Atlantic reports, our health is on… Read more »
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