Yet another testimony to the power chickens have over our hearts and minds. Jack Hitt reports on an opera about Chicken Little. It's performed with dressed-up styrofoam balls, it's sung in Italian and, no kidding, able to make grown men cry. (14 minutes)
The official website for the opera "Love's Fowl" by Susan Vitucci and Henry Krieger is pulcina.org.
Ira accompanies photographer Tamara Staples as she attempts to photograph chickens in the style of high fashion photography. The chickens are not very cooperative. (15 minutes)
Tamara's photos have been collected in a book, The Magnificent Chicken: Portraits of the Fairest Fowl.