The weekend before the Super Bowl is always the most boring (and depressing) weekend of the year. It’s always cold. The days haven’t really started getting longer in any kind of discernible way. The blush is off the new semester and it’s possible to feel the grind. The best way to make this weekend passable is have a good book or two, some good food, some good beer, and some good company.
Maybe my quick hits and varia can help too:
- Churches in the Southern Mani Peninsula.
- The Attack on Exarchia.
- The Kingdom of Chelmis.
- Dakota Wind’s Lakota Calendar: Haŋwí Wówapi 2020
- Open Access Book: Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education.
- Two not open access books.
- The irony here makes me angry: Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education Volume I (Here’s a way to resist neoliberalism: if you can’t publish open access, don’t publish with a for-profit publisher.
- Punk Now is gonna cost you about $105.
- If you want to know what happens if you only eat meat for a year, Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s Fat of the Land (pdf) is for you.
- In related news: If Your University Administration Ran a Polar Expedition.
- Records to Die for 2020.
- A poem by a former student.
- Climate Fiction and Tom Waits.
- Hanging Out, Hanging On at the MLA.
- I really like the Fears Brunswick line of watches.
- What I’m reading: Rebecca Solnit, Savage Dreams: a Journey into the Landscape Wars of the American West. (1995).
- What I’m listening to: Sonny Rollins, Our Man in Jazz.
Sun Spots and Heaters