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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.”
  • Erik Spoelstra as Michael Jackson (no, really) at Battioke

    Erik Spoelstra as Michael Jackson (no, really) at Battioke
    Yes, that was Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra as (sort-of) Michael Jackson during Tuesday night's South Beach Battioke fundraiser at the Fillmore theatre in Miami Beach. And yes, that was Spoelstra alongside girlfriend Nikki Sapp making his (and her)...

    Karaoke smackdown: Battier vs. Bryant

    Karaoke smackdown: Battier vs. Bryant
    For the first time in Battioke history, party host Shane Battier is out to win the celebrity-strewn charity karaoke event March 3 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. This time, Battier says, it's personal. Are you listening, Kobe? Asked for the No. 1 smack-...

    New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. Dr. Robert Califf comes to...

    Bianchi: Duke basketball is entering Jameis Winston territory regarding rape allegations

    Bianchi: Duke basketball is entering Jameis Winston territory regarding rape allegations
    It might be a good idea if Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski gives FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher a call on how to handle the damage control. Sadly, it seems that the venerable Coach K is about to enter the Jameis Winston zone when it comes to...