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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.”
  • HB's Amaral leads way

    Huntington Beach High's Daniel Amaral played a key role in leading the Oilers to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 baseball championship last month. This past week, he took on another role. Amaral concluded his senior year by being named Division 1...

    Sports On The Air: Wednesday

    BASEBALL 1 p.m.: Red Sox at Blue Jays. NESN; Radio: 1080 7 p.m.: Yankees at Angels. ESPN, YES; Radio: 660, 97.9 7 p.m.: Cubs at Mets. SNY; Radio: 710 7 p.m.: Reading at Rock Cats. 1410 GOLF 2 p.m.: PGA Professional National Championship, final...

    William Pajaud dies at 89; watercolorist amassed prominent collection of African American art

    William Pajaud dies at 89; watercolorist amassed prominent collection of African American art
    Artist William Pajaud was a highly respected watercolorist, but he was better known for collecting the works of others. Over more than 20 years — and on a shoestring budget — he painstakingly put together one of the most prominent...

    Supreme Court's gay marriage decision sparks art world jubilation

    Supreme Court's gay marriage decision sparks art world jubilation
    This post has been updated. Please see below. Catherine Opie knows firsthand about the one step forward, two steps back pattern of legal rulings on same sex marriage in the U.S.  The noted Los Angeles artist and UCLA professor was poised to marry...