The brief respite from winter ended as quickly as it arrived last week and we’re back to regularly scheduled weather with the high today somewhere around -10 F (which only sounds colder in C). That being said, there’s enough intriguing sports – with the Sixers on national TV and the NFC and AFC championship games – and enough other odds and ends to take care of to keep me hunkered down by the fire and relatively warm.
Have you downloaded the second volume of Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology? You should. It’s free.
It’ll also give me an excuse to catch up on reading, try to figure out why I have so many tabs open on my browser, and maybe even have a nap. Winter weekends are good.
To fortify your weekend, here is a little gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- A nice round up of responses to the racist events at the SCS/AIA annual meeting.
- Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes: Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée.
- Petra 1929.
- A new digital addenda to the AIA’s tenure and promotion document.
- The Met’s Search for a new curator of Greek and Roman antiquities.
- Being Modern.
- Future Book.
- Comics, Climate, and Canada’s Energy Future featuring The Beast from The Digital Press.
- Skim reading is the new normal.
- Jessie Thorson in Grand Magazine.
- Feasting on Precarity.
- RIP John Salter.
- Some cool maps and visualizations.
- Rappers ranked by number of words used.
- What I’m reading: Alfredo González-Ruibal, An Archaeology of the Contemporary Era. Routledge 2019.
- What I’m listening to: Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington.
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