Tag Archives: Harper’s

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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Do you have A Need For Chaos?

In today’s Times, Thomas Edsell wrote an op about an odd and disturbing social phenomenon that’s cropped up recently, and has been named and delineated by three political science researchers, two Danish and one American. Disturbing, yes, so why am … Continue reading

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Utterly disgusting animal news

Animal? Well, yeah, cicadas are animals. If you’ve ever been hanging around during a cicada plague, you’ll know some of them are as large as Big Bird. I made that up. But I don’t regret it. So what do you … Continue reading

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