The ever-eclectic New York Review of Books has an article defending Rome’s Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary from the authorities who are trying to get it shut down. The Sanctuary has recently come under fire for occupying part of the Area Sacra di Largo Argentina archaeological site, which some people feel should be completely protected. (You can read all about the ongoing fight between the Sanctuary and the Roman authorities on the Sanctuary’s web diary).
This legal battle is completely serious, and I recommend you read the New York Review of Books piece. But there was one funny thing that immediately caught my eye: the article’s byline is Massimo Gatto or “maximum cat.” Apparently the true author – speculated by one commenter to be Ingrid Rowland – didn’t want to reveal their name.
Here’s a video of the Torre Argentina Sanctuary, if you’re curious.
Image: Life in Italy