It feels like Spring finally here in North Dakotaland with highs in the lower 60s and that particular light when we recognize that the sun is just a little higher in the sky.
Lots of cool stuff this week: we’re soliciting submissions for a special volume of North Dakota Quarterly on the work of Thomas McGrath; we’re moving ahead with the North Dakota Outrage Summit; a cool Kickstarter project, Intersection Journal, and some thoughts on crowdfunding the public humanities; and two pieces that reflect on slow.
It will be a nice weekend and perfect for some quick hits and varia.
- Yannis Hamilakis on the Greek refugee crisis for The Nation.
- Human remains, fear, and loathing in Athens.
- A video about the restoration of the epiphany of Dionysos mosaic at Dion.
- A funded (!!) podcast on illicitly traded antiquities.
- The study of antiquity through autobiography (a blog by Chuck Jones).
- The traditional and the modern in icon painting.
- A critical review on BMCR.
- How is it that we’re still talking about the universal museum.
- Roman typography.
- A nice article on “The Scholarship of Twitter” in a new blog series from the MLA.
- Workforce housing in Silicon Valley.
- Check out the most recent version of the North Dakota Humanities Council’s magazine, On Second Thought. Richard Rothaus and I have an article in it.
- Monroe’s mistaken home.
- I don’t know what’s better this blog post or the comments section.
- What I’m reading: E. Morozov, To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism. New York 2013.
- What I’m listening to: Kevin Morby, Singing Saw; Ornette Coleman, Beauty is a Rare Thing.