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Issue 32: Links to amazing stuff. /

What Does the Giraffe Say?

The answer to that question has long been “nothing.” Giraffes, besides the occasional snort, were considered effectively mute (an anatomical limitation perhaps connected to their long necks). It might be time to update our children’s books. New recordings from three European zoos capture audio of giraffes that spent their evenings humming to each other (you can listen here). The throaty, vibrating tone ...

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Issue 32 / October 1, 2015
  1. Editor's Note from October 01, 2015

    Issue 32: Sloths’ splendid slowness, Lilias Trotter’s gambit, and a cross-eyed view of God. /

  2. Who Are You Calling a Deadly Sin?

    The sloth’s slowness is its virtue. /

  3. ‘I Cannot Give Myself to Painting’

    Why one of the greatest Victorian artists walked away. /

  4. The Cross Alone Is Our Theology

    What must God be like? Jesus’ death upsets every simple answer. /

  5. The Basics of Iridescence

    ‘the bare bones of that fleeting / soap-bubble sheen’ /

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