On Zoos: The Curious Case of the Dissected Danish Camel-Leopard

Part One of a Three-Part Series “On Zoos”  “Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damnèd Dane…”  —William Shakespeare One month ago, the entire world froze in its tracks agog.  For once, it had nothing to do with some teenager’s twerking buttocks. The subject—victim—was a two-year-old giraffe named Marius. With just a bolt gun and a heavy duty […]

Sharkocalypse Now

Welcome to environmental Guernica.  Here be waters teeming with sharks and discursive thoughts.  And worse:  Homo sapiens and their deadly opposable thumbs.  Swim at your own risk. … Shark Week is over.  Wasn’t that nice?  Let us return to our regularly scheduled destruction of our Little Blue Planet. … In 2011, ‘sharkologist’ Christopher Neff suggested […]