Apparently Grand Forks is well on its way to break a 109 year old record for the longest winter. We are not forecast to break 50 degrees before April 21st which is the latest date on record. Winters like this make me wish that this global warming business was just a myth cooked up by the liberal press.
Hopefully the routine of Friday Quick Hits and Varia will bring a burst of banal normalcy to the chaotic days in the U.S.
- A conference on the Middle to Late Byzantine transition on Paros in Late May hosted by Athanasios Vionis and Maria Parani of the University of Cyprus.
- Latin is here to stay according to a letter to the editor in the New York Times.
- An interactive atlas of early printing.
- April 22nd. 4 pm. Gorecki Alumni Center on the campus of the University of North Datkoa. D I G I T A L L I G H T N I N G. Pure, Uncut, Amazingness. If you want to experience this and don’t live in The North Dakota, here’s a link to the livestream.
- Kourelis on Cavafy (pdf).
- Awesome archaic plurals.
- Righteous anger from an artist.
- Good on Zimbabwe! Bowling Bangladesh out for 134!
- Australian James Gulliver Hancock is trying to draw all the buildings of New York.
- The North Dakota oil boom in Time Magazine.
- I have no idea how anyone could NOT support this.
- This continues…
- Check out Tito Mouraz’s “Open Space Office”.
- A fire breathing bridge and a crazy movie by Greta Alfaro. (via Richard Rothaus)
- Type writer and type writer.
- What I’m reading: L. H. Inge, R. Hodges, and S. Leppard, Butrint 4: The Archaeology and Histories of an Ionian Town. Oxford 2013.
- What I’m listening to: Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information/Wings of Love.