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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.”
  • A Fox-Time Warner deal would give Murdoch new heft in China

    By Ronald Grover (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected...

    ASK OMAR: What unheralded youngsters will rise up the depth chart?

    ASK OMAR: What unheralded youngsters will rise up the depth chart?
    July 21 Q: Injuries and suspensions breed opportunity. Any thoughts on the likelihood of rookies like Tyler Larsen, Damien Williams & Terrence Fede rising up the depth chart and locking down positions on the 53-man roster? - Chopin, New York, NY A:...

    Ex-UCLA athletic official pleads no contest to child porn possession

    A former UCLA associate athletic director pleaded no contest Monday to possession of child pornography on his work-issued computer and was ordered to register as a sex offender for life. Michael Sondheimer, 59, was immediately sentenced to three years...

    Single Wing Turquoise Bird flashes back to its '60s light shows

     Single Wing Turquoise Bird flashes back to its '60s light shows
    It's not your typical Vegas-style light show. Single Wing Turquoise Bird formed in 1968 to create light shows at the Shrine Auditorium for the likes of Cream, the Who and the Velvet Underground. The experimental arts collective devised baroque visual...