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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.”
  • Don Mankiewicz, novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93

    Don Mankiewicz, novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93
    Don M. Mankiewicz, a novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who grew up in a fabled Hollywood family and went on to create TV's "Ironside" and "Marcus Welby, M.D." has died at his home in Monrovia. He was 93. Mankiewicz's death Saturday was caused by...

    Dr. Oz fires back at his critics -- with misdirection and an absurd defense

    Dr. Oz fires back at his critics -- with misdirection and an absurd defense
    Those who feared that the TV medical show host Dr. Mehmet Oz would only profit from a recent call by a group of 10 doctors for Columbia University to dump him from its faculty have turned out to be absolutely correct. The Oz counterattack unfolded on...

    Philip Schonberger, Force Behind Hartford Redevelopment Projects, Dies At 61

    Philip Schonberger, Force Behind Hartford Redevelopment Projects, Dies At 61
    Philip A. Schonberger, a key figure in downtown Hartford redevelopment for two decades and an active participant in city cultural affairs, died Monday at his home in Old Lyme. He was 61. A family spokesman said Schonberger died of a heart attack....

    Correction: Columbia University-Gender Bias Suit story

    In a story April 23 about a gender bias lawsuit, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Columbia University spokesman. He is Robert Hornsby, not Roger Hornsby. A corrected version of the story is below: Columbia student alleges gender...