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03 Mar 20:33

Murmurations of starlings

by Jason Kottke

I keep waiting to get sick of seeing photos of huge flocks of birds flying around like they share a brain, but it hasn't happened. Alan Taylor has collected a bunch of starling murmuration photos at In Focus.

Starling murmuration

They're even better in motion.

Tags: photography
31 Jul 01:30

TV: Newswire: Showtime at the TCA press tour: What would you say to taking chances?

This summer’s Television Critics Association press tour has featured a lot of unflappability among the executives who take the stage for grilling from journalists. There’s nothing wrong with television! Why would anyone ever think there was anything wrong with television? The business model isn’t collapsing; it’s just contracting! And so on and so forth. If there’s one executive who’s earned a bit of unflappability, it’s Showtime’s David Nevins, who’s grown the network—long viewed by TV writer types as HBO’s poky kid brother—to 23 million subscribers, up 5 million ...