This is a busy time of year for sports fans with the Cricket World Cup and the NCAA Basketball Tournament going on at the same time and the baseball players preparing for their summertime contests. I’m sure there are other sports as well. I think I heard something about ice hockeying.
Despite the distractions, I did manage to pull together a little gaggle of quick hits and varia to watch between overs, quarters, or trimeters (or whatever ice hockeying has). Enjoy!
- It seems as though the looted antiquities from Apamea in Syria were not going to support ISIS.
- Along similar lines, there was something crazy about this National Geographic video on the destruction of antiquities by ISIS.
- Here is a satellite image showing the spread of nighttime darkness in Syria. What they need is flaring!
- Liminal Fabric: Byzantine Textiles.
- Photos of Pompeii.
- A 2nd century BC Roman camp designed to keep an eye on pirates!
- More on Cypriot antiquities stolen after the 1974 invasion.
- Eric Cline generously answered almost all the questions sent his way on his Ask Me Anything at Reddit.
- Barry Strauss on the Death of Caesar.
- 3D scanning and the law.
- A very clever little project: the Panopticam!
- Maps of World War I in Ottoman Lands. (Save this to review next month.)
- Are digital services speeding up our world?
- A cool article on the next fastest woman in the world.
- Here’s a little interview that I did on the Slow issue of North Dakota Quarterly.
- Who wouldn’t want this job?
- Median salaries for professors at various ranks at various kinds of 4 year schools.
- Punk games.
- A cool map that shows the decline of well starts since the price of oil has dropped.
- The Healthiest fonts.
- What I’m reading: J. Skarstein, The War with the Sioux. Trans. by M. Gjellstad and D. Skjelver. Forthcoming.
- What I’m listening to: Courtney Barnett, A Sea of Split Peas; Matthew E. White, Fresh Blood; Glen Hansard, It Was Triumph We Once Proposed.
After owning the dog park…
… we rest.