The semester is almost over (but for the grading), the footballing season is getting interesting, and the boys of summer are at it down under. And there are the holidays with all that they entail.
I expect most of my loyal readers will be watching the epic Richmond Spiders vs. North Dakota State Bizon (that’s how they spell it, folks; and, yes, it’s strange) tilt this evening, but for those who aren’t here’s a little list of quick hits and varia:
- Some views of Constantinople from the Trinity College Library, Cambridge.
- Agatha Christie and archaeology in Montreal.
- More on the throne of Agamemnon (or his basin). Here’s the backstory in links from Dimitri Nakassis: start here, then read this, and then this.
- Ongoing work at Lecheion.
- From Kostis Kourelis this morning: Greece was Syria.
- Congrats to all the good folk who earned NEH grants this year, but special congratulations go to Andrew Reinhard at the American Numismatic Society,the folks at Open Context,
- Emily Guerin writes about money based on her time in the Bakken.
- A short story based on the Atari dig.
- Reasons that we can’t teaching writing in college.
- North Dakota Quarterly’s nominations for the Pushcart Prize: The Best of Small Presses.
- Go check out Concordia’s fine little journal called Ascent.
- And I can’t tell you how excited I am about the Elwyn Robinson memoirs project.
- Everything about the Omega Speedmaster.
- What I’m reading: Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy. 2014.
- What I’m listening to: Frank Sinatra, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra; Nat King Cole, The Christmas Album; Bing Crosby, Merry Christmas; and, of course, Various Artists, A Christmas Gift to you from Phil Spector.
Milo is a Spiders fan!