It’s been a fun, eventful, interesting, and, of course, busy first semester at Hartwick College. Everything else, however, is quite dark. Some links.
Nuclear and Environmental
US Global Change Research Program,
“Climate Science Special Report.”
“The Chance of ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change Completely Wiping Out Humanity by 2100 Is Now 1-in-20.”
“Warning of ‘Ecological Armageddon’ after Dramatic Plunge in Insect Numbers.”
“Nuclear Apocalypse Now?”
“Going Negative: Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?”
“Nuclear Imperialism and Extended Deterrence.”
Neena Satija, Kiah Collier, Al Shaw, and Jeff Larson,
“Hell or High Water.”
Democracy Now, “As Catastrophic Flooding Hits Houston, Fears Grow of Pollution from Oil Refineries & Superfund Sites.”
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With Salvatore Pane still out of town, I made another guest appearance on
The Jabsteps. In episode 58, “How Much Is There to Actually Say about These NBA Finals,” I talk with Geoff Peck about the 2017 NBA Finals and the seemingly inevitable Warrior’s victory (and generational dominance); I also help clarify “the desert of the real.”
I made another appearance on The Jabsteps podcast filling in for Salvatore Pane in episode 57: “ Geoff Peck and I talk about the 2017 NBA Finals and review Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin’s book, Jabsteps Book Review with Dr. Brad Fest! Return of the King (LeBron not Tolkien).” (New York: Grand Central, 2017). Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History
I had the great pleasure to be a guest on The Jabstep s, a podcast about the NBA hosted by Geoff Peck and Salvatore Pane. I appear in episode 55, “Zaza Sullies the WCF but Kristaps Saves MSG (and Harden’s Still MIA),” where we talk about a lot of things, including Pane’s new videogame. It also looks like I’ll be filling in on another episode or two in the coming weeks, and expect Peck and I to talk about Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin’s new book, (2017), and, of course, the inevitable Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History telos of this NBA season, Cavs v. Warriors III.
to the release of , and The Rocking Chair by Blue Sketch Press on 1 August 2015 “Poetics of Control,” my recent review of Alexander R. Galloway’s The Interface Effect (2012), I’ve completed a number of exciting projects over the last three months, so be on the lookout for a couple essays, another review, an interview, and more poems in 2015 and 2016. For now, however, some links have been piling up over this historic month.
“Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide.”
David M. Perry,
“A New Right Grounded in the Long History of Marriage.”
Transcript: Obama delivers eulogy for Charleston pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
“‘The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning.'”
“Black Churches Are Burning Again in America.”
The Editorial Board of
The New York Times, “Take Down the Confederate Flag, Symbol of Hatred.”
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The first evidence for cosmic inflation–i.e., the Big Bang–was discovered this week.
Megan Garber at
The Atlantic, “What It’s Like to be Right About the Big Bang?”
The search for Flight MH370 is revealing one thing:
the ocean is filled with garbage.
Kim Stanley Robinson alert: Paul Rosenfeld,
“Would You Take a One-Way Ticket to Mars?”
And as part of his forthcoming 3 million page novel,
(2015), Breeze Avenue Richard Grossman has buried a crystal ball deep inside of Princeton Mountain in Colorado. The ball, “made of synthetic sapphire, which is almost as indestructible as diamond,” has the Ten Commandments inscribed on it in Hebrew, and in “20 million years, as a result of natural forces carefully calculated by the geologists, the Torah Ball will emerge from its eroded resting place and bear the Ten Commandments down the mountain.” Hyperarchivalists of the deep future rejoice!
The Torah Ball (Synthetic Sapphire, Princeton Mountain, 20 Million Years of Erosion, 2011).
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My good friend Salvatore Pane (or whatever you are calling yourself these days mr. pane)
just got a writeup/interview in for his new/first novel, The Huffington Post by Teddy Wayne . Check it. Last Call in t he City of Bridges