‘Animals Only’ Review: A Lost Woman, A Cruel World

What would films be without difficult, cold, difficult, dispensable women? This is one of the takeaways from director Dominik Moll’s “Only the Animals,” a sarcastic French puzzle about a disappearing woman. Its disappearance arouses the usual interest; It helps that he is white and rich. There’s a police investigation and news reports and plenty of …

Ceramicists Preparing Miniature Animals

London-based ceramist born in Corfu, Greece agalis manesi69 creates his animals—recumbent hounds, vigilant rabbits—from terracotta clay pellets that he squeezes and manipulates “until a figure emerges.” His technique is centuries old majolicaIn it, he fires his creatures and then immerses them in a solution of tin oxide glass, which gives an opaque white finish. He …

What Do Animals See in the Stars and What Do They Lose?

Nick, a harbor seal, delved into the annals of the history of astronomy when Guido Dehnhardt, now a marine biologist at the University of Rostock, was studying how cetaceans orient themselves. Dr. Dehnhardt and colleague Björn Mauck suggested that if seals can distinguish stars, this may help explain how animals are able to complete long …

Destiny of Humanity Comes to Vote in ‘Animals Council’

ANIMALS COUNCILby Nick McDonell In my favorite childhood books, animals always talked. But in books I’ve read as an adult, talking monsters have been replaced by human characters – equally made, but often less charismatic. Still, I miss these wise, humane creatures very much, so I was delighted to open Nick McDonell’s novel “The Animal …