Planet of the Fakes: Wildlife TV shows portray a phoney Garden of Eden…

“We love these programmes not only because they show us how curious the products of evolution are, but also because they remove us to a parallel planet, the Garden of Eden before the sixth day of creation, when God went and messed it up by making man…. Today, conservation officials in Kenya often concede that traditional grazing could be permitted in the parks and reserves without driving out the wildlife.…

Surgery Without Pain: A Tale of Revision

“[M]y first reaction was to abdicate and let the editor wield the knife. But that impulse quickly passed. If anyone was going to cut my story, it was going to be me, as painful as I knew it was going to be.” Chip Scanlan learns about brevity. –Surgery Without Pain: A Tale of RevisionPoynter Online)