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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.”
  • Newport, Mesa, Irvine to play host to Special Olympics teams

    Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Huntington Beach are among 100 Southern California cities that will be host towns for this year's Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. From July 21 to 24, the cities will organize cultural activities unique...

    Classes that go off the grid help students focus

    Classes that go off the grid help students focus
    USC professor Geoffrey Cowan is a scholar of free speech and communication. But Cowan, the former dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, insists that students sometimes should be cut off from the social media and websites that...

    UCLA, USC open play Thursday in Pac-12 women's basketball tournament

    UCLA, USC open play Thursday in Pac-12 women's basketball tournament
    The playground in Pac-12 Conference women's basketball has long belonged to Stanford. But not this season. For the first time, the Cardinal isn't entering the conference tournament as regular-season champion. Stanford had won or shared every...

    Sports On The Air: Thursday

    BASEBALL 3 p.m.: Dodgers at White Sox. MLB 7 p.m.: Red Sox at Twins. MLB BASKETBALL 11 a.m.: Women's college, ACC Tournament: Syracuse vs. TBA. NESN 2 p.m.: Women's college, ACC Tournament: Miami vs. Virginia. NESN 7 p.m.: Wisconsin at...