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 14, 1989

A Story Told against Vietnam Memories. FILM: REVIEW
VIETNAM-WAR movies come in two categories: films about the war itself, and films about its aftermath, when soldiers returned home and faced readjustment to ordinary life. That second category includes such pictures as "Coming Home" and parts of "The...
Attractive Alternatives for a Maine Yachtsman
IT surprised but pleased me to have a pleasant letter from Stephen M. Smithwick, whom I can't place, and I hasten to share it with one and all. His friendly approach suggests I must have met him somewhere, perhaps at the dump or at a bagpipe concert,...
Barbie: The Quintessential Bimbo?
THIS year marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Barbie doll. But Barbie isn't getting many good wishes to celebrate the occasion. My friend Susan exemplifies the feminist response. Susan went through the Christmas season staunchly refusing...
Chaplin's 100th
MOVIEDOM doesn't have an international holiday. If it did, April 16 is surely when it would be observed. That's the 100th anniversary of Charles Chaplin's birth, making this Sunday a day of nostalgia, tribute, and celebration for film lovers around the...
Door Remains Ajar to Palestinian Vote in Territories
DESPITE their publicly proclaimed rejection of an Israeli plan to hold elections in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians there are not ruling them out as part of a broader process involving the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).The...
In Uruguay, a Coup for Democracy
ON April 16, a plebiscite will take place in Uruguay which could make a special contribution to democracy in Latin America. If democracy means citizens have the right and obligation to decide their own fate, then this nation - once called the "Switzerland...
Low Wages and Social Discontent
WAGES have stagnated in the United States for 15 years, if you take inflation into account. And there is a greater inequality in annual earnings for men (but not for women) and greater inequality in family incomes. In other words, the rich have been...
Public Spending for Art
HOW do you attach a value to art? Not an individual painting or play, but art itself and its effects on a society? The question is unanswerable; nay, it's meaningless. The cantata isn't accessible to the calculator.Yet that's the conundrum facing federal...
Returning Korean Dissident Greeted with Handcuffs
SOUTH Korean security agents swarmed onto a Northwest Airlines jetliner to arrest a leading South Korean dissident upon his return from a controversial trip to North Korea.The Rev. Moon Ik Hwan, a 71-year old pastor, was whisked away to an undisclosed...
Rolling out New Words, New Worlds
BACK in high school, my friend Victor resolved to do two things before he graduated. First, looking upon sleep as the great thief of time, he decided to lessen the hours he would spend snoozing by progressively staying up five minutes later each night....
Seoul Reconsiders Opening to North. Pyongyang Accused of Boosting Its Psychological and Political Warfare against the South. KOREAN REUNIFICATION: PUTTING ON THE BRAKES
THE South Korean government is having second thoughts about its much vaunted policy of improving relations with North Korea and its communist allies.North Korea has failed to respond to attempts to open a serious dialogue, charges Minister for National...
Soviets Attempt to Salvage Nuclear Sub
The Soviet Union, anxious to recover a nuclear submarine that sank in the Arctic with the loss of 42 lives, faces huge salvage difficulties, Western naval analysts say.Soviet Vice-Admiral Vargin said Tuesday that specialists had been assigned to raise...
The Definitive Word on English. Second Edition of the 100-Year-Old Oxford English Dictionary Took Five Years to Complete. UPDATED DICTIONARY
WRITING a comprehensive dictionary of the English language is not what it used to be.Yes, word lovers still send thousands of hand-written quotation cards to editors at the Oxford University Press, adding fresh raw material to the files just as free-lance...
The Felucca and the Flea
GOODBYE, Cairo. Our warm berths in the elderly overnight train were dusted by electric fans buzzing counterpoint to the clickety clack, our windows black against the dark night of Egypt."Welcome to Luxor. I am Asad, your waiter." He was small and dark...
Uruguay Votes on Rights Abuses. but Behind the Amnesty Referendum, Threats of Another Showdown with the Military
`VOTE green," urges one campaign, promising reconciliation. "Vote orange," exhorts the other, hinting at the prospect of a military coup should the "greens" win.Pitted against each other in one of the hardest fought battles in Uruguay's democratic history...
Weighing Vietnam's Pullout Plan. CAMBODIA: THE SKEPTICS ABOUND
CHINA and the United States are trying to halt a diplomatic stampede for peace in Cambodia that would serve Vietnam's interests.Expectations of a quick end to fighting in Cambodia were raised on April 5 when Vietnam announced it would pull out its troops...
What's in and out in the Revised Oxford English Dictionary
FOR John Simpson, the remarkable thing about the English language is not what is new, but what is not new.Take the terms "acid rain" and "animal rights," for instance. Both date from the mid-19th century, though they've entered popular usage only in...
Why His Garden Grows. Food That's Safe and Superior to Store-Bought Is One Reason; History Is Another. INTERVIEW: ROGER SWAIN OF `VICTORY GARDEN'
ROGER SWAIN doesn't worry about chemical residue on the apples he eats. He grows his own and knows exactly what he's biting into.Not all of us are so privileged, as we comb through mounds of produce at the grocery store, remembering recent reports of...
`Ye Are of God, Little Children'
WHILE cleaning her daughter's room recently, a friend was stunned to discover that the eleven-year-old had scrawled the word life on paper and crossed it out with a huge "X." There were satanic symbols, too, and a makeshift will.Another friend was approached...