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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian 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.”
  • Tips for buying a used motorcycle

    - Start with the type of motorcycle you want. Narrowing the field to a specific type, brand or model of bike makes it easier to research particular items -Although a dealership can be more expensive, it can provide assurances a private seller can't. Ask...

    Former restaurateur to sell $15M wine trove

    The former owner of New York restaurant Cru plans to sell a collection of almost 100,000 bottles of wine valued at $15 million, including choice Burgundies and more than 750 cases of Chablis. Wally’s Auctions will handle the sale for Roy Welland,...

    New foreclosure cases decline in South Florida

    New foreclosure cases decline in South Florida
    New foreclosure filings fell 75 percent across Broward County in May, another indication that the once-crushing mortgage crisis has passed. Broward had 275 new cases filed last month, compared with 1,087 in May 2013, according to a report released...

    Ballpark seats to decorate Michigan Avenue, celebrate Wrigley centennial

    Ballpark seats to decorate Michigan Avenue, celebrate Wrigley centennial
    Coming to North Michigan Avenue later this week: Fifty custom-made pairs of ballpark seats — a public art project and fundraiser celebrating Wrigley Field’s 100-year anniversary. The 100 seats will depict a “special moment in time&...