Among the more consistent weather patterns on the Northern Plains is the seven-day rain cycle. In the spring and early summer, precipitation enters the Red River Valley on a regular rhythm. We have dry days on Monday through early Friday, but by Friday afternoon, clouds form. On Saturday and Sunday we have rain, which gives way to sunnier skies on Monday. This cycle repeats itself every seven days like clockwork much like late afternoon thunderstorms in the south or the annual appearance of the sirocco in southern Europe.
Before some quick hits and varia, be sure to make some time to check out the most recent Caraheard podcast. Richard Rothaus and I chat with science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson. It’s epic and awesome.
- Ban on Syrian Antiquities.
- Church building on Cyprus.
- Capacity, Scale, and Use Cases in Geospatial Antiquity.
- Animated Roman Empire.
- Punk History on a Punk Birthday.
- Newest North Dakota Quarterly.
- This is a pretty cool way to visualize connections between books (and music).
- The fantastic “Speaking Substances” series from the LARB: Oil, Bodies, Rock, Ice.
- This may not be how the internet works.
- Watch reviews and accuracy.
- This is a smart piece on the limits of high resolution recording.
- Labor and the archives.
- Minecraft generation. (We anticipated some of these discussions here.)
- What I’m reading: See here.
- What I’m listening to: Parquet Courts, Human Performance; Duke Ellington, The Great Paris Concert.
I’ll be down here with THE HAT.
Just in case.