Rain and wind seem to always mark the arrival of fall on the Northern Plains. It works out well, though, because it tends to coincide with the ramping up of the semester and cooler days and nights. I feel late-September and October offers a nice segue into the long winter hibernation.
The best thing about the fall here is that there are diminishing excuses to do anything other than hunker down in a comfortable chair with a writing project or a book.
To get you headed in that direction, here are some quick hits and varia:
- A new chamber tomb in Orchomenos in Boeotia.
- New frescoes and lasers in the catacombs of Rome.
- A Greek laborer in America.
- The American School of Classical Studies new Mellon Professor.
- Click bait academia.
- The public and private roots of American infrastructure.
- An archive of hiphop ephemera.
- A visual history of lunch boxes.
- 30 Days at Sea.
- UBIK t-shirts.
- Gibraltar Mansion in Wilmington, Delaware.
- Anthropology is a white colonialist project.
- What I’m reading: Christopher Newfield, The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them. 2017.
- What I’m listening to: Hiss Golden Messenger, Hallelujah Anyhow; Frightened Rabbit, Recorded Songs.
Sun in the Face