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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.”
  • Retiring coach, former student named to LCHS hall of fame

    Retiring coach, former student named to LCHS hall of fame
    Coach Louie Bilowitz and former Spartan Josh Henderson — whose prowess on the soccer field earned La Cañada High School national honors in 1995 — will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony Sunday. Bilowitz, who...

    Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation

    The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it with a chemical, runs it through a processor — and injects it into the woman's aching knees and elbows. The "soup," he...

    Duke professor defends comments comparing blacks, Asians

    A Duke University professor criticized for an online post comparing blacks and Asians said Monday that it's not racist to discuss what he sees as differences in how the groups have performed in the U.S. over the past few decades. Political science...

    'Truth About Lies' tells it like it is. Really

    'Truth About Lies' tells it like it is. Really
    The enjoyable, relatable documentary "(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies" takes a pointed look at the ways, big and small, that deceit infuses and often determines our life course. Directed by Yael Melamede (who co-wrote with Chad Beck), the film...