The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from April 20, 2005

A Conservative Pope ; Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany Was Chosen to Become the 265th Pope
Roman Catholics around the world reacted with a mixture of shock and joy to the announcement Tuesday evening that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, one of the most conservative and doctrinally orthodox of the church's cardinals, had been elected as the next...
A Sequel for India and Pakistan
One touching scene went largely unnoticed at this week's groundbreaking summit between India and Pakistan.India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was born in what is today Pakistan, was given a photo of his home village. And Pakistani President Pervez...
Being Tall Has Its Shortcomings
I go down six steep stone steps from the street to reach the laundry. At the entrance to this basement establishment there is a sign: "Watch your head!!!" (Yes, three exclamation points, suggesting numerous encounters of customer heads with the door...
Chefs Spice Up Food Tours
Moving through the tightly packed Sevan's Bakery here in Watertown - home to a large Armenian population - chef Ana Sortun holds up a small bag of dried mint, explaining its many uses - such as sprinkling on just-roasted meats, or folding it into thick,...
Goodbye, Computer dating.Hello, Matchmakers! ; after Trying Everything from Online Match Sites to 10-Minute Dating, an Increasing Number of Singles Are Going the Old-Fashioned Route
If Yente, the matchmaker from "Fiddler on the Roof," were with us today, she would probably be a multimillionaire. Finding a meaningful relationship is so important to American singles that this age-old tradition is now a hip new career. But today's...
High-Wire Act for Italy's Berlusconi ; Prime Minister May Face a No-Confidence Vote
A small cartoon in Italy's largest newspaper Tuesday showed a simple sketch of a roof and a chimney with smoke puffing out at the top. Written in the smoke, referring to Italy's prime minister: "I'm not resigning."While all eyes watched the Vatican as...
How Long Can the Big Airlines Survive? ; Competition from Low-Cost Carriers and High Oil Prices Threaten as Summer Travel Nears
The once-friendly skies of the nation's major airlines have gotten a little reserved, even irascible of late. And six months from now, the atmosphere at 30,000 feet could deteriorate even further.Air travel has been undergoing a steady metamorphosis...
India Makes Tracks for the Train ; the Fast-Growing Country Upgrades Its Rail Services to Meet Travel Demands, Even as Other Infrastructure Lags
Glinting glass high-rises. Condos with gyms and pools. People toting laptop bags and Blackberries.Welcome to Bangalore, India's version of Silicon Valley. In recent years, Western firms eager to outsource software development have been beating a path...
Insurgents Rattle an Edgy Yemen ; Many Worry the Fight between Government Forces and Islamic Militants May Spread through the Country
In the dark, a young Yemeni soldier nervously scans the row of battered cars approaching his dusty checkpoint situated amid the volcanic mountains of Yemen's remote north."Get out of this place, it's dangerous," he shouts at passing drivers, pointing...
I Share a Garden with the World
My dad was a country boy, and wherever we lived in suburbia, he always found room for a large garden. When some kind of produce was in season, we had a lot of it, but my mother never minded, and she'd think of new ways to put it on the table.Once home...
Japanese Tradition Meets Western Musicals ; the All-Women Takarazuka Revue Company Is Famous for Its High- Quality Song-and-Dance Shows
In frustration and disgust, Rhett Butler stormed out of Tara and left Scarlett O'Hara for the last time. Scarlett looked at the audience and burst into an emotional aria, "Tomorrow Will Be Another Day.""Gone With The Wind," a musical? Yes, only in Japanese...
Kyoto by the Book ; I Found Novels to Be a More Useful Guide to Japan Than Encyclopedic Guidebooks
The first time I encountered "Memoirs of a Geisha," I was enthralled. I felt as though I'd been transported to early 20th- century Kyoto, Japan, with its ancient temples and mysterious back alleys. Arthur Golden took me on a journey I could never have...
Letters
Casinos a last resort for strapped native AmericansThe April 13 Opinion piece by John Hughes, "Casinos no salvation for native Americans," raised important issues about the poverty faced by American Indians but offered no solutions. He described how...
Losing Our Religion
They still don't get it. If you want to see why Democrats keep losing national elections, look no further than the most recent controversy over President Bush's judicial nominations.GOP majority leader Bill Frist will participate this Sunday in a conservative...
Reporters on the Job
* Where Railroads Make Money : While the Bush administration advocates cutting the annual Amtrak government subsidy of $1.2 billion, India's government-run railroad system is turning a profit. In fact, Delhi is adding 46 more trains. Today, correspondent...
Safe in the Ocean ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I never expected to get dragged out into the ocean. But there I was, 14 years old, and worst of all, I'd brought several other people with me.It was a school camping trip to the beach. A teacher, a few classmates, and I happily floated on a plastic boat,...
Shield Journalists from Political Witch Hunts
When you spend a week in the nation's capital for the annual convention of newspaper editors, you get to hear President Bush, Condi Rice, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and various others generous enough to come and explain their policies.But...
Smile. You're on Candid Cop Camera
In that most representative of public assemblies - the bustling House chamber of the New Hampshire State House - there's an old rebellious notion: In matters of personal responsibility, don't always err on the side of safety. After all, it's the only...
The Write Way to Connect with the Younger Generation
Cultural changes often get measured in small, quirky ways. A statistic, a poll, a comment, a tiny headline buried deep in a newspaper can produce a "Click!" of recognition. "Aha!" an observer thinks. "So that's what's happening."The latest "Aha!" comes...
This Bushy-Tailed Farmer Had an Air of Purpose
I've been keeping an eye on the corner of our yard. Last November when fat and furry squirrels frisked around the neighborhood making preparations for winter, I noticed one of them venturing onto our lawn with his jaws clamped onto half an ear of corn....
Three Judges Are Flash Points in Senate Clash ; A Vote on Their Nominations Thursday Could Lead to Long-Awaited Showdown over the Federal Courts
With tomorrow's committee vote on three of President Bush's most controversial judicial nominations, the Senate - urged on by some of the most powerful interests in Washington - is poised for a long- awaited showdown over the federal courts.Each has...
Time Has Stopped in Okinawa's Jazz Clubs ; US Military Occupation Intruduced Jazz to Okinawa. Now the Island Has More Jazz Clubs Than Most American Cities
In a small jazz club in Okinawa, Japan, waitress Akiko Chino vocalizes a rendition of "Paper Moon." The aspiring singer struggles to interpret the song phonetically, having memorized the lyrics from a CD. The crowd applauds as she leaves the bandstand,...
US Weighs Its Role in Weapons Development ; Debate Mounts on Capitol Hill over Whether to Modernize the US Stockpile of Nuclear Warheads
Are some US nuclear weapons so old and finicky they need to be rebuilt into simpler, sturdier bombs?Should scientists at the nation's nuclear labs study new kinds of weapons specifically intended to frighten rogue dictators?Right now the US is observing...
Why a Black Market for Gasoline Vexes Iraq ; Iraq Expects to Import $3 Billion of Refined Oil This Year Because Its Refineries Are in Such Disrepair
Salam Hassan and Jabbar Kadhim's oil- and gas-delivery company helps keep the lights on and equipment churning at a number of Iraq's hotels and businesses. But when fuel shortages hit recently, the two men had to scramble to satisfy their customers....