It feels like Fall here in North Dakotaland with the temperatures slipping into the mid-30s at night and the trees starting to change. Even without the traditional bustle of the college campus, there’s something unmistakably collegiate about UND right now as our COVID numbers decline and an unmistakable sense of accomplishment in the air.
Like most Fall weekends, there is bustle as the semester continues to gather steam and the excuses not to be writing again pass into the background. There’s also baseball, football, and basketball all vying for my attention and the boxing on its traditional Mexican Independence Day date.
And, of course, as always, a little gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- Max von Oppenheim and Tell Halaf.
- Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit Winners.
- Booker shortlist.
- Pitt Rivers Museum removes human remains from display.
- Archaeologies of Violence and Privilege.
- Burn out.
- Hand in glove.
- The Earth is a Satellite of the Moon.
- Kyle Conway talking about Sixty Years of Boom and Bust on Prairie Public Radio.
- Cities of Salt.
- This Bud’s for you.
- Black Sabbath’s Paranoid at 50.
- Twittering Machines.
- 2020 Grand Prix d’horlogerie de Genève.
- What I’m reading: R.K. Skowronek and K.E. Lewis, Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia. (2010)
- What I’m listening to: Andrew Hill, Passing Ships.