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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.”
  • For the record

    Pacquiao victory: A column in the April 13 Sports section about boxer Manny Pacquiao's win over Timothy Bradley said that Pacquiao entered the ring to the song "The Eye of the Tiger." In fact, it was Katy Perry's song "Roar." UC admissions: An article in...

    Hodson commits to Stanford

    Hodson commits to Stanford
    Corona del Mar High junior Hayley Hodson has verbally committed to Stanford University for women's volleyball, she announced Friday via Twitter. Hodson, a 6-foot-2 outside hitter, was the Newport-Mesa Player of the Year last year for the Sea Kings....

    UCLA's Jim Mora puts this practice where his mouth is

    UCLA Coach Jim Mora has stressed "don't listen to the noise" as the way for the Bruins to stay focused. A sign with that phrase hangs in the locker room. But what do you do when it's Mora making the noise? It has been clear to anyone with eyes that...

    Ate9's Danielle Agami doesn't need a mirror to know what she's doing

    Ate9's Danielle Agami doesn't need a mirror to know what she's doing
    Dancer-choreographer Danielle Agami, artistic director of Ate9 Dance Company, dislikes voice mail, cameras and mirrors. Indeed, for someone whose career is so body-centric, the mirror has been noticeably absent in her dance practice for more than a...