Richard Freeman is, of course, in India now, but before he left he sent this link... http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2010/10/21/130722022/looking-for-new-monsters
There's something inside us that loves a good monster. We want them scary. We want them surprising. But apparently not too surprising. Across time and across cultures, our monsters come in strangely predictable forms. Read on..