Michael Pollan thinks the recent attacks on “foodies” and gluttony may be in part the product of an unholy alliance of Big Ag and stealth vegans– really! For the record, for the past couple of years I have begun to suspect that The Atlantic has a stealth AR agenda– something that would be less harmful if it were overt. The “new” management did tell me in blunt terms I could no longer write for them as soon as they came on, which I thought a bit odd as my last piece had won an award and been short- listed for another…
Dog “wrestling” (I would not call this virtually bloodless sport, used to test the bravery of flock protection dogs like Cat’s throughout Central Asia, dogfighting) in Afghanistan. Actually Time– surprisingly?– pretty well gets it.
Patrick says Teddy Roosevelt was more hardcore than 50 Cent.
A visually stunning video of peregrines over London, if one that doubtless relies a lot on computers; HT Tim Gallagher and Walter Hingley.
Belyaev foxes for sale! I WANT one. Sy Montgomery, who sent the link, does too, but is afraid it might eat her “girls” (chickens). I fear my girls might eat the fox.
Last, a link to an Amazon reviewer, whose enormous body of work on everything from hot snakes to the glass flowers at Harvard I have barely tapped, but who is going to cost me money– a New Mexico biologist who has interesting things to say about almost everything.