Up till now, Sky’s contribution to the nature documentary has generally been in the 3D sphere and with David Attenborough. But they can do standard natural history, too, and this two-part look at the rise of the big cat is perfect viewing. Biologist Patrick Aryee (you might remember him from the BBC Super Senses series) criss-crosses the globe for close personal contact with playful cloud leopard juveniles in Thailand, and a slightly less friendly encounter with a lion in South Africa. You can’t help but be impressed by feline resourcefulness, be it the extra fat stored on the belly of Siberian tigers to keep the chill of deep snow at bay, or the powerful back legs of the delicate African caracal that allow it to leap three metres in the air to catch birds in flight. All lovingly captured, with plenty of slo-mo for detail.
Evolving is solving. The physical ability and behaviour of every animal we know are the result of relentless adaptations to find solutions to the problems they face in the wild every day. But some animals have found weirder mutations than others.
What exactly does food reflect about Asian Pacific Americans? Off the Menu: Asian America grapples with how family, tradition, faith, and geography shape our relationship to food. The program takes audiences on a journey from Texas to New York and from Wisconsin to Hawaii using our obsession with food as a launching point to delve into a wealth of stories, traditions, and unexpected characters that help nourish this nation of immigrants. Off the Menu is a roadtrip into the kitchens, factories, temples and farms of Asian Pacific America that explores how our relationship to food reflects our evolving community. The feature documentary by award-winning filmmaker Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs) is co-produced by the Center for Asian American Media and KQED, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Monty Don explores the fascinating history and evolution of the British garden, from the seventeenth century through to the modern day.
German heavy metal icons the Scorpions hit the 50-year mark in 2015, being initially conceived all the way back in 1965 by a 16-year-old Rudolf Schenker as a beat band very much in line with the trends of the time, and slowly evolving into a hard rock force to contend with by the end of the '70s… (allmusic.com)
In this second volume of Open Chord Studies, you'll continue to expand your chord vocabulary with these lush, full-sounding harmonic options. These 15 studies further reveal the underlying magic of open chords and will help you build a more legato approach for your rhythm playing.