It seems like summer is reluctant to die here on the Northern Plains, but I suppose we can enjoy weather in the upper 80s for a couple more weeks before it feels like it has overstayed its welcome.
The semester is well and truly underway at this point and it feels like it will be hectic as always. This is good for aficionados of my quick hits and varia because it means my work day stretches longer and I have many more moments of productive inefficiency to venture out into the wilds of the intertubes for bits of knowledge.
That all being said, here are some of my favorite tidbits from this past week:
- The Australians are getting ready for their season at Zagora and with their sponsors the Powerhouse Museum, they have an impressive and endearing web presence.
- Jack Davis initiated an interesting conversation about the continued utility of the Greek exams for Regular Membership at the American School of Classical Studies.
- Textiles and Copper from Hala Sultan Tekke on Cyprus.
- Ten years of Rogue Classicism? How is that possible! Congratulations, David, for the landmark. Whenever Rogue Classicism picks up a post of mine, I’m guaranteed 20% more traffic.
- Want to be the editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research?
- An old church in Finland.
- First as farce, then as tragedy… a review of Punk: Chaos to Couture at the Met.
- The Winged Victory of Samothrace gets a bath!
- Be sure to read this spirited defense of the chronotype collection strategy over at Aegean Prehistory.
- Anxiety among Greece’s Jews.
- Another blog-o-versary. Congratulations to Mark Goodacre’s enduring NT Blog for 10 years!
- Along similar lines, the annual memo from Buzzfeed’s founder and CEO Jonah Peretti to his staff. Good advice.
- Google celebrates John Wisden.
- I’ll defer to my Jewish friends on whether this song is antisemitic or just sounds antisemitic (d’jew eat?).
- Digital Humanities is about breaking stuff.
- Defending the semicolon.
- The end of human teachers, the rise of MOOCs at Duke (I sort of wanted to spell it DOOK), and Fish on Bok.
- The story of a kid, a shopkeeper and a marble.
- Nakagin Capsule Tower in Japan by Kisho Kurokawa.
- The trash of New York.
- An ethnicity map of the United States showing every county.
- What I’m reading: Etienne Wenger, Communities of Practice. Cambridge 1998.
- What I’m listening to: The Jazz Crusaders, Live at the Lighthouse ’66; Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, Jazz Samba.