It is supposed to be 85 degrees here in Grand Forks today, so the early fall warm spell continues to linger over the region. In fact, it’ll be so warm today that I’ll likely abandon my house-top office and decent to the lower floors in search of cool air.
This morning, though, my office has captured just enough of the overnight chill to be comfortable. So, before the sun comes up and chases me below, I’ll get to a little list of quick hits and varia.
- Some Google Glass videos of the South Stoa Mosaic Restoration in Corinth.
- Stolen and recovered Italian antiquities on show in Delaware.
- Digital challenges facing the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.
- Andrew Reinhard’s Ph.D. proposal for the University of York focusing on the intersection of video games and archaeology.
- More about Alexis Zoumbas from The Paris Review (by Chris King) and from the New York Times Magazine by Amanda Petrusich. Who drew the short straw?
- Some photos of Iraq then and now.
- Medieval is the new black.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark in black and white and without sound.
- Marilyn Hagerty reviews Applebee’s.
- Robin Lane Fox, noted ancient historian, on plant hunters.
- The Big Ben of skateboarding.
- Maybe we shouldn’t ban laptops from the classroom.
- What I’m reading: Federal Writers’ Project, North Dakota: A Guide to Northern Prairie State. 1938.
- What I’m listening to: Aphex Twin, Syro; The Velvet Underground and Nico; Nick Drake, Pink Moon.