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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.”
  • Pimco bond fund guru Bill Gross defects to rival Janus Capital

    Bill Gross, the unconventional but wildly successful money manager who helped build Pacific Investment Management Co. into a financial juggernaut, shook up the staid bond industry Friday by jumping ship to a rival firm. A yoga-practicing billionaire who...

    Bill Gross leaves Pimco to join Janus; Daniel Ivascyn named successor

    Legendary bond investor Bill Gross is leaving Pacific Investment Management Co., the Newport Beach firm he co-founded, to join Janus Capital Group Inc. and manage a recently launched global bond fund, the company said Friday. In a terse statement, Pimco...

    Theater: Real-life couple anchor Pennsylvania Playhouse's 'I Love You'

    Theater: Real-life couple anchor Pennsylvania Playhouse's 'I Love You'
    It's fitting that a couple who have been in love with each other, as well as the theater, for decades anchors the Pennsylvania Playhouse production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!" opening Friday. The show also marks the return to the...

    Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different

    Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different
    One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large...