The Life of Caesar

On an undefeated star of a controversial sport.

Dear Master

A requiem for a greyhound.

The Cat Psychic

I was trying to accustom myself to the fact that Musa didn’t want to be my pet anymore. And then a friend gave me a phone number.

|| A 19th century Japanese scroll depicting traditional whaling in Wakayama Prefecture.
Exploding Whales, Harbingers of Doom

This spring, three blue whale carcasses washed up on the Newfoundland shore, spurring a panic about whale explosions. These fears, while unfounded, were indicative of something much worse—and marked a new, ominous chapter in the whale’s evolving symbolic import.