When you’re dealing with people who live in the New York metropolitan area, they have no day-to-day exposure to nature, to living with nature. The idea of killing animals like deer has a very visceral impact," DeNicola said. "Given the degree of urbanization, your ability to educate, to sway public perception becomes very hard — to get people to understand the need to cull? Good luck. Ideally, you’d pursue an integrated solution" — a mix of lethal and non-lethal methods. "Practically? Not. Gonna. Happen.
Nice longform from The Verge.
So much going on in this series from The Los Angeles Times: the industrial food system, labor camps, corporate social responsibility, child labor, human rights issues, etc. Full series here: http://graphics.latimes.com/product-of-mexico-camps/
Documentaries are the best.
Jarrett’s job may be nothing less than to reflect the most authentic version of Barack Obama back at himself. … “For someone to come to you and say, ‘I am going to be the person who is your connection to the real you’ ... is very attractive.”
Enjoyed this article in The New Republic about Obama's right hand woman.
Beatrice and Lucifer should know what a non-cartoon deer looks like. Not because it’s a graceful woodland creature, but so that later, while they’re driving a ZipCar through Rockland County on their way to Storm King for a weekend away because the city “is just too much right now”, they’ll know that the brown furry thing on the side of the road may SPRINT DIRECTLY INTO YOUR CAR FOR NO EFFING REASON. You can’t learn defensive deer driving at the Bronx Zoo.
Every single line in this piece is gold. Also, I once killed a deer while driving upstate. It was a defining moment for me.
New York City is a glorious paradox: a light in the darkness, yet a grim blemish on civilization. It makes you grow up fast and grow up mean, and yes that’s a Johnny Cash lyric but just go with it.