Issue: August 30, 2012

Hi everybody!

I'm back from vacation, so you know the first thought on my mind was how

to unplug from the constant barrage of digital nonsense. And thus, this

week's cover story. Read it, and you'll get what I'm talking about. Also

in this week's issue, news editor Dennis Myers weighs in on an advisory

question for the local November ballot--huh, should people actually vote

for the people who claim to represent them?--arts editor Brad Bynum

reviews a couple of local albums and a local band, and Ashley Hennefer

looks at a bike race with a local food connection. Feel free to click the

links below, but please don't forget to pick up a newsprint version of

our newspaper for exclusive content and muted colors. And as always,

thanks for picking up your favorite alt-weekly. If not for you, we'd have

no reason to plug in.