Column | Oct 13, 2013
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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
Column | Oct 24, 2013 | 2:30 AM
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." The White Queen, "Alice in Wonderland" The more President Obama talks about the supposed joys of his Affordable Health Care law, the more he resembles a political Mad...
Story | Nov 26, 2013 | 3:24 PM
Story | Oct 10, 2013 | 6:10 AM