#99 – And So To Bedford – Dispatch #99
PHOTOS BY JONATHAN BECKER.( Check out his book, 30 years at Vanity Fair )
First image: Averil Payson Meyer at her Old Walnut Farm with her sons, Overiver Payne Haydock and William Thaw Haydock, and retreiver, Mookie.Second image: A sign on the property of Francis L. Kellogg, ambassador-at-large under Presidents Nixon and Ford.
Nothing disturbed the cozy, …Read More
#98 Important Addenda and Corrigenda to Dispatch #97
Let’s start with the most important one, from Eric Tah at LAGA. Please if you are going to quote anything from my interview with him, use these corrections:
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to get this right before actually making it public, I have copied the areas that concern me and or LAGA for …Read More
#97: Mission Corrupted: Is WWF Cameroon Trafficking in Ivory and Beating Pygmies?
This investigation was made possible by a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation
Last November Survival International, the London-based tribal people’s advocacy group, ran a story on its Web site about a big-game hunter and trustee of World Wildlife South Africa named Peter Flack who went on a safari into the rain forest of Cameroon …Read More
#96, June 24, 2017: Reviews, Op-eds, and Interviews about “The Wasting of Borneo”
Washington Post review: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/where-headhunting-once-thrived-natives-now-gather-before-communal-televisions/2017/05/12/5cd11322-1003-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.53aa3c6c11ea
Millbrook Independent review: http://www.themillbrookindependent.com/content/wasting-borneo-dispatches-vanishing-world
Op-ed on Yale’s Environment 360 site: http://e360.yale.edu/features/vanishing-borneo-saving-one-of-worlds-last-great-places-palm-oil
Interview on Mongabay: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/06/borneos-biocultural-holocaust-an-interview-with-author-alex-shoumatoff/
#95: A 1997 tour of the 35 Remaining Great Camps Tucked Away on Six Million Acres of Woods and Adirondacks Mountains of Upstate New York
Download the article here.
#94: In Search of the Source of AIDS, A Month-long Journey Across Africa in the Fall of 1987
Download the article here.
#93: Thoughts on the Future of the Planet for “Global Chorus”
Download excerpt from Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet
#92: A Tribute To My Great Grammar School Teachers
Download “We Knew What Love Was”
#91, March 8, 2017: Mystery on the Savanna: The Last Giraffe
Smithsonian Magazine has published my piece on the giraffes, with beautiful photos by Melissa Groo.
#90, January 2, 2017: A Review of Nathan Farb’s Show, “The Russians”
Here’s a review of my dear friend photographer Nathan Farb’s show, “The Russians,”