1. Figleaf's Training, conditioning, and control: animal-management techniques reacts to that most appalling of NYT Modern Love pieces, "What Shamu Taught Me About A Happy Marriage".
2. From The Wo! Front, Abortion: Another Hurdle in US with establishment of fetal rights looks at cases in the US and Australia.
3. NYT on the "ghetto tax".
4. From Michael Young at Slate on Lebanon: Why the current attacks are worse than the siege of 1982.
5. SMRT-TV on Freaks and Geeks episode "The Little Things".