It’s almost Christmastime here in North Dakotaland. The last papers are trickling in, grades are due early next week, and most of us are looking forward to a few days off – Christmas or otherwise – between the semesters. There will be test cricket (provided that it’s not too hot! and the pitch is safe), basketball, a novel to finish, a book to layout, some college football, and an article and a conference paper to polish up. I’ve also promised the dogs a long walk, some phone calls with family, and a few new TV series to watch. In other words, a proper holiday.
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But now, back to our scheduled programing and do enjoy the featured quick hits and varia:
- The so-called Parthenon.
- An Early Byzantine church on Naxos.
- Ottoman Athens.
- Gold-lined tholos tombs.
- When you plagiarize in an Elsevier journal.
- Australian excavations at Paphos.
- A viral obituary.
- Stanford Graduate Students Protest.
- An interview with Kim Stanley Robinson.
- Queer Williamsburg.
- Sun Ra plays some standards on the Fender Rhodes.
- COMCO and Swatch Group.
- The Green Room is closing.
- Mass Graves in Tulsa.
- A reminder to re-read David Crotty’s take on the Great Acceleration in scholarly communications.
- What I’m reading: Christina Luke, A Pearl in Peril: Heritage and Diplomacy in Turkey (2019).
- What I’m listening to: Christmas music.