After a brief reprieve, winter has returned to North Dakotaland. Fortunately, our community is producing plenty of heat from the white hot anger and blurred blue panic over budget cuts at the University of North Dakota. Our household has the added bonus of watching Australia scorch India for 104 last night on a 15 wicket day at Pune. (And, yeah, it’s really hard to write that without sounding a little racist. It’s a cricket score. Really). If cricket’s not your thing there’s still warming afterglow of the NBA trade deadline, the Daytona 500, or the 455 anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible.
Otherwise, there is a gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- More from Dimitri Nakassis on Archaeological Futures with a nice shout out to Mobilizing the Past.
- $150 gets you an immersive 3D house from Gabii.
- Having and studying babies as an archaeologist.
- Sara Perry on everyday diplomacy as an archaeologist.
- Anna Komnena in the LRB.
- Five Boats and Mediterranean Connections.
- I’m all giddy about MIT’s new Journal of Design and Science.
- Beyond Standing Rock.
- Red States and Climate Change.
- Žižek hates teaching.
- The most depressing Radiohead song.
- Eric Burin and I discuss his new book, Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College. (And do check out his Op-Ed in the Grand Forks Herald!)
- What I’m reading: I. Szerman, J, Wenzel, and P. Yaeger, Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. (Fordham 2017).
- What I’m listening to: Miles Davis, Dig.
Meeting of the Minds