Author Archives: Naomi

Want to read a major league judicial decision? Here you are

Zoe Tillman, whom I follow on Twitter, covers the D.C. federal courts for BuzzFeed News. Thanks to her, I’ve read detailed reports of hearings and trials in the large range of Trump-related actions. But why did I miss this really … Continue reading

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Sweet animal news and lousy human news

From Harper’s Findings, January 2019: Orangutans spontaneously create hooked tools. An Irish swan grieving the death of his mate was stopping cars to rest his head on their hoods. Back when I was singing art songs, I learned the 1612 … Continue reading

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In animal news, an arranged marriage and subsequent divorce

From Harper’s Weekly Review: …in Bhopal, India, a pair of frogs—who had been married two months ago to please Indra, the god of rain, in an effort to alleviate drought—were divorced amid flood conditions and 26 percent higher than usual … Continue reading

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