Save the Cryptozoology Museum. Last year, Joel Johnson and BBtv visited the International Cryptozoology Museum in Maine, a multi-room cabinet of curiosities filled with artifacts, curiosities, and oddities related to “hidden animals,” mythical beasts, and creatures unknown to science. Now the taxman may be closing it down. — Boing Boing

Crisis Darfur. French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy on how 3 great ideas of the political left have backfired on the people of Darfur. — Guernica

Google on Obscenity. In a novel approach, the defense in an obscenity trial in Florida plans to use publicly accessible Google search data to try to persuade jurors that their neighbors have broader interests than they might have thought. — NYT

The Dawn Chorus. We at Crikey are proud to hail the dames of The Dawn Chorus, a new Australian feminist group blog. A long overdue addition to the Aussie blogosphere, with Defamer regular Clem Bastow at the helm. — The Dawn Chorus