Something approach spring is happening here in North Dakotaland with melting snow giving away to big puddles. It’ll be a while before we can see the ground though and there will still be plenty of reasons to stay in doors with NCAA basketball, some good auto racing, a good book, some writing, or a free download of the latest issue of a century-old little magazine.
If that’s still not enough for you, here are some varia and quick hits:
- We may be entering the Silver Age of archaeological and ancient world blogging:
- Must archaeologists do fieldwork?
- Intrinsic Digitality.
- Classics, Culture, Civilization, Oh My!
- An Open Letter to the Paideia Institute.
- Was this really the Golden Age?
- Jack Davis’s Sather Lectures.
- Cannabis in Hexamilia.
- UND’s Writers Conference 2019.
- Untimely Love.
- Rural Mississippi.
- Affect Theory and the New Age of Anxiety.
- Touching Photographs.
- Today’s famous logos in Bauhaus style.
- Typing in lowercase.
- Low-tech web.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti at 100: “Up until that point, getting published was a difficult thing,” Nicosia says. “If you were a radical, an innovative writer, you would be rebuffed by mainstream publishers. By creating this press out of nothing, City Lights press, he said, ‘Look, you don’t need these big publishers in New York.’”
- What I’m reading: Lauren Gail Berlant and Kathleen Stewart, The Hundreds. (2019).
- What I’m listening to: Oliver Nelson, Screamin’ the Blues.