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The Cult of Catnew

While the Internet popularized the cat video with its attendant memes, salable kitsch and viral stars, the genre—if one could call it that—dates back to the inception of cinema. For reasons probed by social science and debated by cultural critics, we have long obsessed over cats. Yet in the past decade, with the advent of cheap cameras and online video sharing, that fascination has reached fever-pitch frenzy.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  11-11-2015  |  Culture


Cats are the mass entertainment of our time. How did our feline friends get bigger than Jesus?
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Wyatt Williams  |  04-12-2012  |  Recreation

Slideshow: Exotic Feline Rescue Centernew

Lions and tigers (but no bears) come from a variety of unfortunate circumstances to find refuge at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Ind.
NUVO  |  Tristan Schmid and April Schmid  |  12-02-2011  |  Animal Issues

Dale Bozzio Appeals Jail Sentence, Goes on Tournew

The bizarre animal-cruelty case of Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio is far from over.
Boston Phoenix  |  Ashley Rigazio  |  06-18-2009  |  Crime & Justice

How I Ended Up Taking My Cat in for Acupuncturenew

I've long been someone who sings popular songs to his cat, rewriting the lyrics around "kitty." But now I'm someone whose cat gets acupuncture, which I feel is an order of magnitude more ridiculous.
Willamette Week  |  Ethan Smith  |  12-10-2008  |  Culture

The Lost Cats of Poverty Gulchnew

Felines and their owners struggle to survive along Seattle's wildest corridor.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mike Seely  |  10-14-2008  |  Animal Issues

All Pets Go To Heavennew

A pet crematorium gives humans' best friends the goodbyes they deserve.
Portland Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  07-17-2008  |  Culture

Have Money Pressures Forced San Francisco's SPCA to Lower the Bar for Euthanasia?new

Many think that the SF/SPCA has fundamentally changed its "no-kill" principle, which had made San Francisco the safest city for cats and dogs in the country and served as a model for hundreds of shelters.
SF Weekly  |  John Geluardi  |  06-11-2008  |  Animal Issues

Send in the Clonesnew

Upset that the Koreans are kicking Americans' ass in pet cloning, a writer calls the Bay Area's Genetic Savings and Clone to see about duplicating a cat.
SF Weekly  |  Harmon Leon  |  09-23-2005  |  Comedy

League Leaders: Minor-League Baseballnew

The Red Sox may be the main attraction, but when it comes to minor-league baseball, New England is spoiled for choice.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  06-09-2005  |  Sports

Go Forth, But Don't Multiplynew

An underground movement tries out a controversial way to reduce the homeless cat population while balancing humaneness and practicality.
Metroland  |  Darryl McGrath  |  03-04-2005  |  Animal Issues

Singer-Songwriter Anna Padgett Finds the Laugh in Heartbreaknew

Like the Naysayer's previous records, Kitten Time is a study in sparseness, a strange miniature built around droll observations and sly, minimalist guitar figures. Also reviewed is The Hungry Mind Review's self-titled album.
Illinois Times  |  René Spencer Saller  |  08-19-2004  |  Reviews

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