James McWilliams talks about The Pecan: A History of America's Native Nut (University Texas Austin) with podcaster extraordinaire Chris Gondek.
UK newspaper reports Mexico leads the world in death by . . . lightning strikes. (Who knew?)
Sam Quinones on the Mexican Roma
(No, not Colonia Roma. Just when you think you've got Mexico figured out, Sam Q spins it topsyturvy. Who else would watch giant snake movies in the campo?)
Nut Wizard (Boy howdy! This gives me renewed faith in the ingenuity of the human race. I am not kidding.)
Human Sacrifice in Olde St Louis.
And on a rather drastically lighter note, check out Chubbs the Totally Awesome Pug!!