If an animal has previously suffered escapable shock, and then she suffers inescapable shock, she will be happier than if she has previously not suffered escapable shock — for if she hasn’t, she will only know about being shocked inescapably.
Where Zarathustra defined the letzte mensch as the man so despicable he is incapable of despising himself, the lolcat is incapable of despising his master. Lo! I show you the age of the last cat.
Science historian Laurel Braitman talked with TNI's Malcolm Harris about non-human animal personalities, mental illness, and taste
Parasitism reminds us that there is a third form of relationship that is neither participating nor opting out, neither eliminating nor redistributing, but repurposing
image by imp kerr In 2004, the exhibition Nanoq: Flat Out and Bluesome opened in Spike Island, a large, white-walled art space in Bristol, England.…
Elephants Castor and Pollux went from marquee attractions to menu items during the seige of Paris in 1870.
A few months ago, I dissected a squid. The squid was unsurprisingly strange: all tentacles and ooze and sets of sharp hidden teeth. But the dissection was strange, too.
Notes on animals and auteurism: The cat and dog cinema of Fritz Lang and Jean Renoir