NY Times on urban "cavemen"

The members of this paleo tribe in New York City eat lots of meat, fast frequently, donate blood to stress their systems, and exercise by "scooting around the underbrush on all fours, leaping between boulders, [and] playing catch with stones."

NycpaleosMost of the cavemen at Mr. Durant's gatherings are lean and well-muscled, and have glowing skin. A few wear trim beards. Some claim that they no longer get sick. Several identify themselves as libertarians.

They regularly grumble about vegans, whom they regard as a misguided, rival tribe. But much of the conversation is spent parsing the law of the jungle. The most severe interpretations generally come from Vladimir Averbukh, a jaunty red-headed Web manager for the city who was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Upon visiting Mr. Durant's apartment for the first time, in August, Mr. Averbukh scowled at a tomato plant on his host's roof deck.

The New Age Cavemen and the City (Photo by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)