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 September 7, 2005

Amid Hurricane Ruins, Resilience and Hope ; in Waveland, Miss., One of the Hardest-Hit Towns, Residents Reach out to Comfort and Help
Nothing looks as it used to in this historic beachside hamlet. An attic sits atop railroad lines. The altar of a Catholic church sits unshielded on a slab of concrete looking out at the ocean. Displaced community members are living in tents in a Kmart...
As China Changes, So Does Its Image of US ; as President Hu Visits US Next Week, Negative Views of US Are Rising
As President Hu Jintao prepares to visit the US next week for the first time as China's leader, he represents a country whose popular understanding of America has become more diverse, yet whose negative impression of the US as a "bully" and "rival" continues...
Book Blogs' Buzz Grows Louder
Just a year ago, screenwriter and aspiring novelist Mark Sarvas had a lot of explaining to do. When he talked up his fledgling book blog at a publishing conference, marketers had just one question for him: Huh?But this year, Mr. Sarvas returned to the...
Britons Dive into the 'Boot' ; Tailgate Sales - or 'Boot' Sales, as They Say in Britain - Are Drawing Scores of Bargain-Hunters
It's only breakfast-time and already the Loxtons are doing brisk business. Caroline has sold her shoes and plenty of soft furnishings, while Steve is happy with the proceeds from a blue-and- white porcelain set.No, they're not a couple of new eBayers...
Degas beyond Dancers ; Visitors Discover Degas Anew at an Exhibition at Harvard University's Sackler Museum That Features His Horses, Riders, and Portrait Studies
Modern art is more than a century old and, thanks to reprographics, a copy of nearly any great work of art may be purchased from the Internet or at a museum's gift shop. As a result, it can be a challenge to envision when certain artists were new and...
Germans Lean to Right ; the Campaign for Sept. 18 Election Adopts a US Style
A few days after the only TV debate between Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his conservative challenger Angela Merkel in the run- up to Sept. 18 elections, the verdict was almost unanimous.The media-savvy chancellor had, as expected, won the exchange,...
Guys and Gals in Harm's Way?
A woman on the radio the other day - a mother keeping vigil with Cindy Sheehan, or opposing those keeping vigil, or supporting our troops while no longer supporting the war, or whatever - had made a comment about "supporting our boys and women" in Iraq....
How Extremism Came to Bangladesh ; Foreign Funding and Bitter Politics May Have Played a Role in the Recent Bombings
For years, they gathered in hidden training camps, mosques, and madrassahs, learning how to use weapons and build bombs. In their diaries they scrawled slogans of political alienation. On Aug. 17, their ideology culminated in a series of nearly 500 bomb...
How to Tame the Fury of Hurricanes ; Katrina Will Jump-Start Efforts to Rebuild the Wetlands and Barrier Islands That Should Have Been the Gulf Coast's First Line of Defense
Down in bayou country, the Mississippi River's spreading fingers have spent the past 7,000 years building, then deserting, old riverbanks as they course through the delta toward the Gulf of Mexico. Topped with crushed clamshells, many of these old banks...
My Diamond Daughter ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
I've heard that a significant parenting milestone is creating an entry in your address book for your own child.I crossed that threshold when my daughter became a freshman in college a few weeks ago. From now on, when she visits, she'll be more like a...
National Parks Grapple with Surge of Illegal Off-Road Vehicles
The Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida is crisscrossed with so many illegal swamp-buggy ruts - more than 23,000 miles of them - that park officials in August began limiting off-road vehicles to 400 miles of trails in order to protect the Florida...
Nature's Squeeze - Man's Response ; Distinctions between Natural and Not-So-Natural Disasters
Although it would appear that the unfathomable damage wrought by hurricane Katrina is due to an extraordinary act of nature, this limited perspective misses important lessons we had better learn this time: Distinguishing a natural disaster from a human-induced...
No Time like the Present to Praise a Teacher
When more than 200 of my high school classmates and their spouses gather for a reunion on a late-summer weekend, we have a lot of catching up to do. Spirited conversations fill the country club as party-goers trade details on everything from careers...
On Rue Dauphin, the Fall and Rise of Law and Order
It wasn't exactly the cavalry that finally arrived. But for stranded French Quarter resident Joe Campiere, it was close enough.After seven lawless days following hurricane Katrina's punch to the nation's Gulf Coast, a time when exclusive Rue Dauphin...
Paramilitaries Trade Guns for Politics ; Colombia's Peace Process Has Turned Many Former Bandits and Narco- Traffickers into Political Candidates
Givanni Marin was once known as Comandante R, political chief of the 800-member urban paramilitary force known as the Cacique Nutibara Bloc (BCN).But while Mr. Marin has shed his paramilitary title as part of a government- sponsored peace process that...
People Now Wear Their Hearts on Their Wrists
When Americans shop for today's most popular bracelet, they don't go to Tiffany's. Instead, they head online or to the mall for colored wristbands - more like rubber bands than tennis bracelets.Unlike most jewelry, though, these bands are often associated...
Puritan Journey for New Orleans
Can a flooded city below sea level reemerge as a shining "city upon a hill"? Many might remember Ronald Reagan using that biblical metaphor to describe America as an example lighting the world. But he was quoting Puritan John Winthrop, who invoked the...
Put Friendly Face on Tighter Borders
Mohammad Elzhabi must have seemed an ordinary student when he presented himself to US immigration officials in 1984. A Lebanese citizen, he came on a student visa, and in Houston he paid an American woman to marry him. This enabled him to get the permanent...
Stepping Up to the Post-Katrina Challenge
Colleges lend a helping handColleges all over the United States, and especially in the region just beyond Katrina's footprint, have rallied quickly to make room for displaced students. Far from offering just emergency shelter, supplies, and volunteer...
Taking Line Drawing Seriously ; an Exhibition in Baltimore Explores the Line Drawings by Degas and Other French Artists
"The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas" is an exhibition staged (until Sept. 11) at two museums in Baltimore - the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art. The works are selected from the collections of both institutions....
The Mummies Return
When I first started writing reviews for this space, about seven years ago, one of the first websites I covered was the Theban Mapping Project. This online record of the excavation of "KV 5" (the largest Pharaonic tomb ever found in Egypt, with over...
US Economy Takes Big Hit ; Hurricane Katrina Is Not Likely to Trigger a Recession, but Oil Disruption Hurts
As devastating storms go, hurricane Katrina has packed an unusually big punch to the United States economy.Though the full impact of the Aug. 29 superstorm is still being assessed, the economic brunt differs in at least three major ways from a typical...