Discovery is always within reach… whether it happens via the limitless encyclopedia and image library that is the World Wide Web, or by flying to a different country and immersing yourself in another culture. “The Great Beyond” means something different to everybody.
In this issue, Beyond the Ordinary, we can see how other perspectives, cultures, and influences can shape our everyday lives and artistic meanings.
Jewelry artist Kate Moore’s work is inspired by international culture and history.
Photographer Prashant Palsokar uniquely blends art and science in hopes of showing a new perspective of the everyday. Palsokar’s method in working is very precise, so that each photo shows great definition.
Robbie Fraser travels to Chiang Mai, Thailand, and shares with us his experience of living in a uniquely fun and art-focused area. Fraser describes Chiang Mai as a great place to absorb Thai culture without the “cheesy” tourist aspects of traveling.
Michael Widman is on a quest for other intelligence is his interesting article about The SETI Institute: A nonprofit organization in Mountain View, California. Widman talks to Seth Shostak, SETI Senior Astronomer, about what is currently happening at SETI.
We are featuring 3 book reviews this month:
- Martin Rushmere on The Right To Be Lazy, by Paul Lafargue
- Dave Douglas on Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah, by Jeremy Cowan
- Bruce Roberts on Ivan and Misha, by Michael Alyenikov
Bruce Roberts also reviews the performance of Ophelia: A Musical, held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California.
In poetry, we are delighted to publish returning contributor Tatjana Debeljacki. Debeljacki’s poems in this issue focus on love and insecurity, lust and betrayal, and contradiction. The work is published in Croatian with English translation.
Also featured is poetry by Dave Douglas. Douglas’ piece, Nothing to Write, will have you feeling its considerable emotional undertones.
Bruce Roberts’ poem, Tiny Bubble/Tiny Tears, is about relationships and family. The result is both surprising and tragic.
Check out Leena Prasad’s monthly column: Whose Brain Is It? Presented as a mystery with fictional characters and clues, this is a monthly column with a journalist’s perspective on brain research.
In addition, last month, we featured paintings by Artist Erik White. This month, we are including White’s essay, Gravitational Art is God’s not Pollock’s, which further explains what “gravitational art” really means.
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