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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.”
  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...

    Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum

    Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum
    In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and...

    Cheese storage challenge

    Cheese storage challenge
    Q: I want to know the best way to store cheese...soft cheeses, hard cheeses, etc..Every time I open up the cheese after getting it at the store, I can't wrap it the way they do and it ends up in a Ziploc bag. And can you freeze most cheeses or does it...

    CT Team Verbal Slap Headed To National Poetry Slam

    CT Team Verbal Slap Headed To National Poetry Slam
    The Connecticut poetry slam team known as Verbal Slap is performing Saturday, Aug. 2, to raise money for its trip to Oakland, Calif., to compete in the National Poetry Slam. The fundraising event, called the Connecticut Regional Poetry Slam, will be...