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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.”
  • In 'Citizenfour,' Laura Poitras feels heat of telling Snowden's story

    In 'Citizenfour,' Laura Poitras feels heat of telling Snowden's story
    The word "risky" is thrown around often in the film world, usually when personalities embark on a new direction or a commercially challenging project. But Oscar-nominated director Laura Poitras faced a different type of hazard with her latest film,...

    Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...

    Alaska Air wants to use thumbprint scanners instead of airplane tickets? Thumbs down

    What could possibly go wrong? As the backlash continues over dissemination of hacked private photos through the Snapchat app Snapsaved, which followed on the heels of an iCloud hack, Alaska Air is looking at converting its ticketing operations from...

    Losing faith in Obama

    Losing faith in Obama
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left...