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From the archive, 21 October 1948: What the birds know

MIAMI, FLORIDA. The Bird Man told us that there would be a terrible dearth of birds in Florida this winter owing to the catastrophe in September when hundreds of thousands of birds hurled themselves against the Empire State Building in New York, and whole feathered populations were wiped out. “They were all on the way […]

127 Hours: the sequel

The desire to pay homage to your favourite film isn’t new: that’s why Carnforth tea room is still packed 66 years after Brief Encounter and romcom fans ram the Empire State Building every Valentine’s Day in tribute to Sleepless in Seattle. But few have followed in their cinematic hero’s footsteps so slavishly as Amos Wayne […]