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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.”
  • Hiring bias against the unemployed: Should there be a law?

    The day Debra Wolverton was laid off from her retail sales job in June 2013, she stopped by some businesses on her way home in Austin, Texas, to ask for work. She was told to apply online. She did, countless times for countless job openings. She...

    Monday's UCLA sound bites

    UCLA got a 28-20 victory over Virginia on Saturday but it wasn't pretty. The offense scored only one touchdown and Virginia made a run at the Bruins toward the end. So, unsurprisingly, the mood among the Bruins was happy but not overjoyed Monday. ...

    What's in a name? For Cal State schools, it's brand recognition

    For the longest time, Dixia Aguilar said, her mother thought she attended UCLA, not Cal State L.A. "No, Mom," she would say, "CSULA." In Long Beach, graphics design major Tyler Lampe said his campus' formal name hardly inspired school spirit. "When it...

    Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017

    Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017
    Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday launched an ambitious campaign to impose a $13.25-an-hour minimum wage requirement for all workers in Los Angeles by 2017, calling it the "largest anti-poverty program in the city's history." The most far-reaching...