The Thoreau Poison
- Caleb Crain of The New Yorker
takes a closer look at the ideas explored in
chimpanzees are commonly thought to be "an example of amicability, sensitivity and, well, humaneness
" in the animal kingdom. Ian Parker's Swingers
suggests a darker, more savage side to the species that belies popular perception.
The Way We Are
: David Sedaris makes coffee with tea while ruminating on identity