Things That Can Fly: Birds-of-Paradise

I recently came across Tim Laman’s photographs of the birds-of-paradise. Boy, are they astonishing. Can you believe these creatures, these beautiful creatures, exist in the same world as us? They’re dressed up to the nines!

 I also found this portrait of a hornbill unforgettable. 
Here’s a behind the scenes video of how he gets these shots:

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Movies on the Radio: Alexandre Desplat

In my next life, let me be a film composer.
In the clip below, David Garland talks to Alexandre Desplat who is sure to earn some noms this award season. (He scored, like, five big movies this year!) Anyway, this segment is a good one. David Garland’s show Movies on the Radio is a recent discovery. As a total film score geek, I was much elated when I came across it (like how Crusoe must have felt when he saw a footprint in the sand: I’m not alone!);containerClass=wqxr