It may actually be Fall here in North Dakotaland. Not only did we enjoy our first pot of Fall chili, but we few trees here on the prairie are beginning to show a new set of colors. The high this weekend will only just peak about 50 and the academic semester is well and truly underway. There are whispers of snow in the forecast for tonight.
It seems like a good weekend to stay indoors, to relax, and to catch up on that pile of reading, grading, or footballing. To get that started, I’ll humbly offer some quick hits and varia. (These should be called Quick Hits and Varia: Dimitri Nakassis Edition!)
- I usually lead with news from the world of archaeology, but the arrest of the head of Golden Dawn in Athens seems more noteworthy.
- Punk Archaeology (via Andrew Reinhard) has made it onto the Munsell Soil Color Book website. This is the equivalent of appearing of Jimmy Fallon or Arsenio Hall.
- Robotic snakes and archaeology.
- Western Argolid Archaeological Project.
- I don’t know how this works, but it is amazing.
- You haven’t been reading 3D Thursday, you really should be.
- More on the American School of Classical Studies at Athens entrance exam and some shady dealings from a mysterious “Professor Blank”.
- Some folks are criticizing the NSF for funding Bronze Age Cyprus and other folks are responding.
- A Hellenistic bust of a boy inscribed with a cross at Bonhams.
- The American School of Classical Studies is having a sale on their Corinth, Athens, Isthmia, and Hesperia Supplement volumes. Act now while supplies last! Limited time only!
- The death of the home stereo system. And I finally got Scot Hull to publish another of my essays!
- A playful facade.
- Computer grading will destroy our schools.
- Abandonment Porn Island Edition.
- Lou Reed on Kayne West’s Yeezus.
- What I’m reading: F. Infantidis, Archaeographies: Excavating Neolithic Dispilio. Archaeopress 2013.
- What I’m listening to: Chvrches, Bones of What You Believe.
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