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Horses Die Filming HBO’s “Luck”

While Dale Earnhardt’s 2001 death prompted national days of mourning, the senseless deaths of two horses during the filming of HBO’s Luck have gone largely unnoticed. Earnhardt died when his race car, going 150 mph, slammed into a concrete wall. That relatively unsurprising fatal accident was widely considered an American tragedy. The horses’ deaths, which […]

Zoo Fire Kills Birds, Cats, Dogs, Giraffes

A week ago, I was talking with a friend of mine about the recent events in Ohio that led to the execution of dozens of so-called “exotic” animals. My friend, whom I’ll refer to here as The Kraut, told me that he’d grown up, in Jackson, N.J., not far from someone he knew only as […]