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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.”
  • The ghost of Prometheus: a long-gone tree and the artist who resurrected its memory

    The ghost of Prometheus: a long-gone tree and the artist who resurrected its memory
    Somewhere in the high desert of eastern Nevada, a few turns off Route 50 — "the loneliest road in America" — a station wagon sat parked by the side of the highway. Before it lounged a young couple on red lawn chairs. A crudely painted wooden...

    UCLA teams with Cuban film archive on Latin American cinema project

    UCLA teams with Cuban film archive on Latin American cinema project
    Since the Cuban Revolution, the nation's cinematic history before 1959 has been under lock and key, virtually unknown to the public and film scholars both on and off the island. That's set to change beginning this week, as the UCLA Film & Television...

    UCLA film festival a fascinating window into our cinematic past

    UCLA film festival a fascinating window into our cinematic past
    The UCLA Festival of Preservation doesn't have a motto, but if it did it might be "Give me your tired films, your huddled masses of forgotten and decaying cinema, and I will breathe fire into them and set them free." Really. Put on every other year by...

    British study links fluoride, underactive thyroid

     British study links fluoride, underactive thyroid
    A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in underactive thyroid. While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause and effect, experts say the link deserves serious...