Tuesday, March 3, 2009
There is the oddest description of animal cruelty I've ever read in the February 23rd issue of the New Yorker (link above, but you have to register to read it in the archives). Katherine Boo writes a Letter from Mumbai about the airport slums juxtaposed with the opening night of "Slumdog Millionaire." In describing the daughter of the man who owns the local whore house, Boo writes about her brother "who was ugly and liked to make lizards smoke cigarettes before setting them on fire." And I thought the kid I heard about who executed cats on a scaffold was weird.