News for Dec. 15, 2005

King Kong's Monkey Love

12/15/05, 10:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Joshuah Bearman writes: I thought you might be interested in an essay I wrote about Kong that just came out today. It's probably the only coverage of the movie that considers the great tradition of man's romance with the Great Apes, from Enkidu, the hairy man-beast in the Gilgamesh epic, to Gigantopithecus blacki, the 12-foot prehistoric ape that died out 100,000 years ago, and the recent re-classification of chimpanzees into the hominidae family. I even discuss the biological potential for a consummated love between man and ape. [More]