A small update to yesterday’s brief item: another listen with Jonathan Decter recommended — something different.
A brief item to recommend a talk on comparative religion in medieval Arab-Mediterranean-world Jewish thought, before there was our category ‘religion.’
A brief item to observe that Pete Beard’s YouTube series about forgotten ‘golden age’ illustrators has arrived at a nice milestone this week.
A studio note to mention a small projects update and a small front-page content amendment.
A brief item to mention that I’m making some initial acquaintance with the work and scholarly scene of second-Temple-era-lit expositor David Flusser, a German-speaking Austro-Hungarian Czech in early life and later, until death in 2000, an Israeli.
A brief item to take notice of top-tier comics artist Olivier Coipel’s ‘variant’ cover for the first issue of a new telling of the Captain America story, out next month from Marvel.
A brief item catching a more recent talk Masha Gessen has done, this month in Tbilisi, about the ‘parallel polis’ book project they’ve been working on for several years.
A personal post to acknowledge kindness shown to me by a contemporary comics great a few days ago, to recollect its having happened to me with another person of highest reputation in their field once before, and to reflect just a bit.
A brief item to suggest The View from Somewhere, Lewis Wallace’s dual-medium project, podcast and book, for consideration.
Another personal post picking up on themes from Vlad Vexler’s discussions of the West and the democratic.