Whenever we try to eat a quick lunch outdoors in the middle of the city, they're suddenly all around us, scuttling at our feet, begging for food. We usually regard them as a nuisance—stupid, pushy and ugly. But they are actually gentle creatures that are smarter than we give them credit for, trained to distinguish between cubist and impressionist paintings, which is more than you can say for some regular museum attendees. If you take a moment to really look at one, they're lovely creatures: gray and black like a stormy sky, until the light catches them just so, revealing a perfect rainbow... More >>>
Who's the stool pigeon? Photo courtesy of Todd Davis.