A lot of other tigers ask me: Why do South Chinese tigers raise such successful cubs? Why do our cats grow up to be such prodigious hunters? Why are our coats so luxuriant? Why are our teeth so toothy, our growls so growly?
There has been a firestorm of criticism cast at British comedian Ricky Gervais, following a caustic performance as host of the Golden Globes. The comedic onslaught prompted defensive reactions from some actors and comedians.
It was an explosive sound to jolt me right out of bed at 3 a.m., a fist bashing on the metal door to my Greenwich Village apartment, accompanied by the slurred threats of somebody drunk out of his skull.