Hiatus, Retreat, Downtime, Countdown

Quick Study will go on hiatus for most of August; maybe all of it.

I will put up links in the "Recent Work" section (over there in the righthand column) as necessary. Those posts will be sent out via the RSS feeds. But unless there is some really overwhelming need to do so, I'll quit blogging as such, both here and elsewhere, for a few weeks at least.

In part this is a matter of needing to get ready for work this fall. For that matter, I need to get caught up on some overdue projects. I also have a fair bit to do on the old site -- major portions of which have not been updated for more than three years now.

Perhaps most of all, I just need time to think over and plan my activity (blogal and otherwise) so that it becomes less episodic and more cumulative.

As noted at the launch of Quick Study, the past few years have been for me a process of adjusting certain expectations and ideas (developed across two decades of writing for print publication) to a new and very different configuration of the public sphere.

This blog has been part of the improvisation of a response. So now it is time to mull over how well it has gone -- or hasn't -- and to make some adjustments, as necessary.

In the meantime, let me recommend in the strongest possible terms Flyover, another Arts Journal offering.

At present, Flyover appears to have only a fraction of the subscribers that Quick Study does, which just makes no sense at all. Please check it out and help spread the word.

July 31, 2007 12:42 PM | | Comments (0)

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Recent Work

Fidel Castro: My Life 
A review from Newsday
40 Years of "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual" 
Marking the anniversary of Harold Cruse's great book
Style and Grace 
A review of a book by the late, great Grace Paley from ... sheesh, almost ten years ago.
Oh, Canada 
National identity -- going south?
The LaRouche Tabernacle Choir 
An interview with me about the LaRouche movement, on Pacifica radio in Los Angeles
Open Library 
An interview with Aaron Swartz, one of the developers....
Sailing From Ithaka 
The new report calling for a digital platform for scholarly publishing deserves a wide audience
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Readings

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Dinesh D'Souza and Alan Wolfe debating? Imagine a slime mold in conflict with a patch of mildew. It's just that inspiring.
To the Tehran Station 
Not about Edmund Wilson
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