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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.”
  • L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Draws Celebrities, Chefs and Inspiring Kids

    Celebrities and chefs got together on the grassy quad at UCLA on Saturday to fight childhood cancer at one of the city's top food-meets-fundraising events, L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade. More than $200,000 was raised from an auction with items including...

    'Assisted migration' may save some species from climate change doom

    Most people have never seen a pika. The small mammals with oversized, round ears and stubby legs live at high elevation, on rocky slopes in the mountains of western North America and Asia. But there's a reason we need to be talking about them, and the...

    Fall TV season brings a new-found commitment to diversity

    In 2008, when America's broadcast networks unveiled their new TV schedules, only one show was anchored by a minority and he was a black cartoon character voiced by a white actor. Six years later, prime time is undergoing a big, multicultural change. When...

    Tennis: Jenkins wins Costa Mesa Pro Classic

    Tennis: Jenkins wins Costa Mesa Pro Classic
    Jamere Jenkins has played professionally for only a year, but he's already made a major impact on the United States Tennis Assn. Pro Circuit Tour. The 23-year-old Georgia native rolled to a surprisingly easy victory Sunday in the men's singles final at...