Stephen Sondheim meets Slavoj Zizek at The Kugelmass Episodes ... Roger Whitson contemplates the death of cultural studies and the messianic demise of Walter Benjamin at Long Sunday ... Brandon Hawk of Point of Know Return digs in -- with enthusiasm! -- to graduate study ... Stephanie Trigg makes the improbable argument that there can be a life outside of books and computers, at Humanities Researcher ... Mary Beard meditates upon the fragility of the past at A Don's Life.
Meanwhile in real life, today is the first day of school in Montgomery County, MD. Time to wake up the kids and let them know that the liberty of summer has just burned away like so much morning fog, leaving them a lucid view of the 180 day incarceration ahead. June seems a long way off.