Week of January 31, 2010
A wunderkammer of discoveries, compiled by Comment and illuminated for our readers' edification and entertainment. We do not necessarily endorse the external content below.
"Love, Justice and Getting Mugged by Reality" is the title of Col. Keith Pavlischek's recent convocation address at Dordt College, available for online listening. Pavlischek is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Policy Public Center, and a former U.S. Marine. Give it a good listen, and wait for the curveball about a third of the way in.
. . . Pre-order Comment poetry editor Aaron Belz's new collection of poems, Lovely, Raspberry: Poems now. You'll laugh. And then you'll think. For a taste, watch this YouTube recording of a live reading of some of Belz's "standup poetry."
. . . For readers in the Greater Toronto Area, tomorrow night (7:30 pm) marks the opening of a new Paul Roorda solo exhibition at Redeemer University College, Communion of the Faint: Confessions and Complications.
. . . Finally, Visual Overture (www.visualoverture.com) is a magazine begun by Comment artist Arlissa Vaughn. The magazine is extending several opportunities to emerging artists, including two current calls for entries. Both campaigns have deadlines of April 1st, and both other exposure in their Spring or Summer 2010 issues. Click here for more information: http://www.visualoverture.com/artists.htm.