Lapham’s Quarterly is what you might read if you think Harper’s has gotten too low-brow. But that doesn’t mean the pretentiously subtitled “magazine of history and ideas” (nobody ever writes about those!) doesn’t occasionally dabble in the muck. After the jump, check out the eye-opening Lapham’s
infographic on the approximate number of wild animals in each of a few of the world’s major cities. It makes Seattle look good by comparison, especially to New York, where rats outnumber people by a three-to-one margin.Bern: Stephen Colbert’s least-favorite city.You know what this means. If that million-monkeys-on-a-million-typewriters dream of the perfect novel ever comes true, chances are good the author will be from the Iberian Peninsula.