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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 15, 2005

A Director Thanks Providence for Her Rising Career
In a plot worthy of Horatio Alger, a hardworking lass from a little town on the Illinois prairie has made it big on the East Coast theater scene. Amanda Dehnert started as a student in Trinity Repertory Theater's conservatory program in 1994. Five years...
A Good Start, a Good Finish ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The Boston Marathon is this Monday. I'm not a runner - unless I'm late - but I find the fact that marathon season has arrived exciting. It means we've also arrived at spring in New England. Goodbye snow and blustery cold.Since my wife and I moved about...
Can We Please Be Quiet for Just One Minute?
I saw a highway billboard recently that summed up a prevailing attitude: "Silence is weird." The product for sale? Cellphones. The ad campaign's bias was understandable, but it prompted me to reflect on how pervasive unbidden noise has become in our...
Disaster with a Capital 'D' ; Robin Williams Stars in David Duchovny's Directorial Debut
David Duchovny is an intelligent fellow. He went to Princeton and was studying for a PhD at Yale when acting grabbed him for good, bringing him fame as Agent Fox Mulder on "The X-Files," a TV hit of preternatural popularity.After learning some requisite...
Europe's Constitution Skeptics
Europeans have the jitters over their next step toward greater unity - ratifying a constitution that their heads of state signed on to last summer.Serious skepticism over the document's implications is brewing in as many as nine of the 25 European Union...
From Transit to Sushi to Arts Funding, Denver Reinvents Itself
Hop on the sleek light-rail line in suburban Englewood these days, and it whisks you up to Denver's bustling 16th Street pedestrian mall.A few streets away, the striking angular titanium of Daniel Libeskind's new wing for the Denver Art Museum was just...
Gains in Iraq, but No 'Tipping Point' ; despite Recent Bombings and a Kidnapping, Insurgent Attacks Are Down as Are Numbers of US Troops Wounded
For US forces in Iraq, the good news is that they appear to be making progress in their battle against an entrenched insurgency. The bad news is that the insurgents are far from defeated - and it will be some time before Iraqi government forces can fight...
In Catholic Stronghold, the Case for a Latin Pope ; the Cardinals' Conclave Begins Monday to Select the Next Head of the Roman Catholic Church
The cardinals don't gather in the Sistine Chapel to select a successor to Pope John Paul II until Monday, but Ana Virginia Echeverria says she doesn't need to wait for a puff of white smoke to know what's in store."It's Latin America's time," says Ms....
Iran Eases Its Social Strictures ; in a Political Trade-Off, Leaders Loosen Harsh Rules
Stuck in traffic, the young driver with goatee, shades, and a roving eye spots his targets - two lanes over. Oozing self- confidence, he rolls down his window and motions to the passenger in the next car to roll down both his windows, so he can deliver...
Letters
Mr. President, are you willing to put your family on the line?Regarding the March 28 article "As war stretches on, recruiters scramble": My question is, where are the children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of our leaders in Washington - leaders...
MG Rover's Collapse Jolts British Election ; Britain's Last Major Carmaker Filed for a Type of Bankruptcy Last Week, Putting Pressure on Blair
No sooner had Prime Minister Tony Blair called Britain's election than the country was shaken by the dramatic collapse of one of its biggest industrial names.The victim was MG Rover, which filed for bankruptcy last week after a takeover bid from a Chinese...
Movie Guide
NEW RELEASESThe Amityville Horror (R)Director: Andrew Douglas. With Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Philip Baker Hall, Rachel Nichols. (89 min.)Sterritt *** When a good Long Island house goes bad. Not to mention a family, a baby sitter, and a doorknob...
New York Nabs Trinity's Director
When Oscar Eustis studied theater at New York University, he was fortunate to live around the corner from The Public Theater."The work I saw at The Public changed my life," he recalls. In June, Mr. Eustis leaves his current home at Trinity Repertory...
Noteworthy
ClassicalFollow Your Heart - Mario Frangoulis (Sony Classical): The second album by up-and-coming Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis finds his big, warm voice exploring territory somewhere between Andrea Bocelli and Barry Manilow. The handsome crooner nods...
Ordinary Iraqis Bear Brunt of War ; Thursday, Two Car Bombs Went off in Baghdad. the Monitor Looks at a Family Hit by a Bombing 17 Months Ago
Little Zeinab Yasseen was still asleep as the third Ramadan of her young life dawned. Like every night, she had drifted off listening to the chatter of the 26 relatives who also shared the house in Baghdad's poor Al Shaab neighborhood.She awoke to her...
Raider Redux: An Extinct Car Rises Again
For years I drove a 1989 Dodge Raider - a big, red, tippy box that seemed to have more problems than it had parts. If it wasn't a leaky windshield, it was the distributor cap; if not the exhaust system, then the brakes.The car was also prescient - it...
Reporters on the Job
* Not Just Another Bombing : Thursday morning correspondent Jill Carroll awoke in Baghdad with a start - and a strong sense of deja vu (this page). "I heard a loud, growling bang. It had that car- bomb sound. I jumped out of bed and could hear the shouts...
Social Security Debate Misses Key Point: Kids
Students of government speak of the "graying" of the federal budget. That is to say, over the years government funds tend to favor older adults, who vote, over children, who don't.In the current great debate about Social Security, you hear a lot about...
States Collect More Taxes, Easing Fiscal Woes ; as Economy Has Improved, They've Taken in More Revenue, but Citizens Have Been Hit by Higher Fees and Property Taxes
For the first time since weathering their worst fiscal crisis in more than 60 years, most states are again filling their coffers with enough money to pay their bills.In 2003, more than 40 states had to bridge yawning budget deficits. This year, only...
The Niceties of Wickedness and Silliness
Overheard on the Massport Shuttle at Boston's Logan Airport: "My mother has a wicked bad accent. She grew up in Brookline. She says things like 'the "idear" of it.' She asks me, 'Did you see that "ahtticle" in the Globe?' "The dramatis personae: a trio...
What May Be Behind Long Nominee Battles ; in One Theory, a Stellar Resume Actually Causes Delay in Senate Confirmation of Judicial Picks
Remember when your parents told you if you are smart, study hard, and do well in school, you will be rewarded with a great career?That might hold true for astrophysicists, accountants, and veterinarians. But according to at least one scholar, it doesn't...
When Dogma Meets Drama on Television ; Soft-Focus Spirituality on TV Gives Way to Programs with a More Explicit Religious Viewpoint. Will Audiences Accept It?
When it comes to religion and pop culture, network television has never been much of a pioneer. Angels and vague references to God are about as much success as prime time has had with the topic - think "Joan of Arcadia," "7th Heaven," and "Touched by...