What You Missed in Today’s Times

Lent toured his wife throughout Europe, where some newspapers and books described her appearance unsparingly: “gorillalike” or “revolting in the extreme.”

via Julia Pastrana, Who Died in 1860, to Be Buried in Mexico – NYTimes.com.

“Watching violence makes kids feel they can use violence to solve a problem. It brings increased feelings of hostility. It increases desensitization.”

via The ‘Die Hard’ Quandary – NYTimes.com.

And John McCain could channel his spooky fury into a fragrance for the grudge holder who has never suffered a slight that he didn’t avenge. Its name would be Payback, and it would smell of sour grapes and scorched earth.

via A Spritz of Power – NYTimes.com.