It’s starting to feel a bit like time for a vacation this summer! I’m starting to wrap up a few projects including a review of the Sun Ra Arkestra’s most recent album (here, here, and here), a paper on Polis on Cyprus (here and here), and a few other things).
I’m looking forward to watching some of the West Indies-Australia T20 match this evening, some of the Phillies-Red Sox series, and the Tour de France.
I’m also pretty excited to read Alex Zamalin’s Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism (Columbia 2019) and Jayna Brown’s Black Utopias: Speculative Life and Music of Other Worlds (Duke 2021).
As a result, I’ve become a bit distracted from my usually continuous search for quick hits and varia.
Don’t fear! In their place, I offer an upside-down dog for your enjoyment!