Summer is nigh, the beans in my garden aspire to wind ’round a trellis, and sunshine breeds an early crop of clever and interesting links.
The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages finds knights at a Rhode Island community college.
Nancy Marie Brown rides an Icelandic horse named Doubt.
Jonathan Jarrett gets a kick from a medieval scribe who was also a “visual learner.”
Luminarium bakes up medieval illuminated initial cookies. (Hat tip: Dave Lull.)
Patrick at Anecdotal Evidence puts Donald Justice and Edward Hopper side by side.
The Book Haven sees fog around bad weather imagery.
Bill Peschel thinks publishers could stand to learn a little showmanship from Star Wars and Tor Books.
Jake Seliger reiterates what you should know before you start a graduate program in literature (although I think his advice applies broadly to the humanities).
Flavia, newly tenured, ponders pseudonymity and its discontents.
Adrian Murdoch finds a German museum disappointing.
James Gurney discovers a video interview with Andrew Wyeth, who wished he’d painted his father.
Dylan pens two ghazals: “And Flowers” and “Zephyr.”
Gabriele at Lost Fort takes you to the delightfully named Dunstaffnage Chapel.
George visits Mount Vernon.
Wuthering Expectations reads Washington Square.
Chris at Hats & Rabbits wonders how he’ll die.
First Known When Lost asks, “What will your epitaph be?”