THE SUN: Personal, Political, Provocative


THE SUN INTERVIEW

Not So Different After All
Frans de Waal On Animal Intelligence And Emotions

BY MARK LEVITON
With the coronavirus we have another interesting issue: how we eat wildlife. Ecologists and conservationists have been saying for fifty years that we shouldn’t be eating everything on the planet.

Mama with her daughter Moniek, at the Royal Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem, the Netherlands.

ESSAYS, MEMOIRS, AND TRUE STORIES

Out Of The Ordinary
BY KRISTOPHER JANSMA
I hand my wife the bag, and she finds the two packs of wet wipes. It is the happiest I’ve made her in weeks.

Seaside
BY JANELLE GRECO
When James is high, he is at his most affectionate. He becomes generous with hugs. He kisses my face all over, eyelids and all. I am ashamed that I like this about his addiction.

Sex After Death
BY BETH ALVARADO
I’d thought dating would make me feel less grief, but it was the opposite. I decided to delete my Match.com account and learn to masturbate. I had enough sadness in my own life.


FICTION

Firebirds
BY ALYSANDRA DUTTON
After barre, Mme. Francesca follows me to the locker room and tells me I’m officially going to the Cupids dance program this summer and I just can’t stand it.

POETRY

Already True
A Selection Of Poetry For These Times
BY VARIOUS AUTHORS

The Hairdresser
BY BENJAMIN S. GROSSBERG

Crazy Bitch
BY SESE GEDDES

READERS WRITE

Boyfriends & Girlfriends

Falling for a firefighter, staying single, trusting someone with your cat

PERSONAL STORIES BY OUR READERS

ONE NATION, INDIVISIBLE

July 2020
Featuring Michael Pollan, Craig Childs, John Elder, and more.

POLITICAL EXCERPTS FROM OUR ARCHIVES

THE DOG-EARED PAGE

Digging Up The Roots
BY JANE GOODALL
In this desecrated area, the women searching for firewood must dig up the roots of the trees they have long since cut down to make space for crops.

A CLASSIC FROM THE BOOKSHELF

QUOTATIONS

Sunbeams
To love another human in all of her splendor and imperfect perfection, it is a magnificent task . . . tremendous and foolish and human.

Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

MORE QUOTATIONS

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I very much enjoyed reading the interview with Frans de Waal, On Animal Intelligence And Emotions, with Mark Leviton.

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Steven D's picture

of the primatologist from the Netherlands. Thanks for posting this.

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@Steven D Our talked about THE SUN video chat meets for the first time next week. After an ice breaking meet & greet ... this on going conversation will focus on the contents of the magazine. I hope it has legs.

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