I have spent the better part of my life learning about the behaviour of organisms. From tapeworms to vertebrates, animals are amazing. But, I am loathed to admit, so are plants and fungi. (Just don’t tell my botanist and mycologists friends I said so, or I’ll never live it down.) My books have sprung from my years of teaching
The Wisdom of Loki
We learn more about the art of lying every time we turn around. Here are some discoveries that have made the news–well, at ones that caught the eyes of animal behaviourists!
- Kudos to a Great Graphic Artist Rubin Bolling: Alternative MAUS Hits Home-by Ptera Hunter Among the best responses that I have seen to date about the recent mashugana decision by the Tennessee School Board to ban a book about the holocaust (because a cartoon mouse shows a breast) comes from graphic artist Ruben Bolling (a.k.a., Tom the Dancing Bug.) One of Mr. Bolling’s most recent parodies, the Approved Maus, features two mice desperate to be themselves in a world that demands masks and vaccines. In lieu of a license to post it, I am providing a link to his blog and cartoon: https://boingboing.net/author/ruben_bolling As the author of a book on deceit,Continue reading “Kudos to a Great Graphic Artist Rubin Bolling: Alternative MAUS Hits Home”
- Tennessee School Board Bans MAUS Over a Naked Mouse.an editorial by our writer, Circa24, author of Silent Consent Now, in 2022, the Tennessee school board wishes to ban Maus by Art Spiegelman (1980). It claims that it doesn’t mind people learning about the Shoah, as long as it’s sanitized! “A naked” picture in the Pulitzer-winning graphic novel Maus displays one character after her suicide, naked in the bathtub with a breast showing. Did I mention that the offending character is a mouse? A cartoon mouse? They objected to the profanity in the book. I doubt that the board members could believe that any of the language in theContinue reading “Tennessee School Board Bans MAUS Over a Naked Mouse.”
Ptera Hunter’s book recommendations
A Totally, Unabashedly Incomplete Book About Bugs
We’ve asked our authors to recommend some of their favourite books. Here is what Ptera Hunter submitted:
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