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 May 14, 2010

A New Interpretation of 'Robin Hood'? That's So 14th Century
Makers of the new 'Robin Hood' film, which opens today, are touting it as 'authentic.' But no one knows what the real Robin Hood was like - if he existed at all. The result is that he's been reinterpreted countless times through the centuries.As "Robin...
Architect Eyes Tony Palestinian City with Eco-Mindset and Fast Internet
Bashar Masri is spearheading the first planned Palestinian city, pending Israeli approval. His young team - who order pizza and work through lunch - envision a 21st-century city conscious of its ecological impact and equipped with a fiber-optic network.The...
As Obama Scolds BP, Debate Brews over How Much Oil Is Leaking
Government and BP estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are too low, say scientists. Some equate the flow to one Exxon Valdez spill every five days.As crude oil pours into the Gulf of Mexico from a drill-rig blowout nearly a...
College Student and Illegal Immigrant: Should She Stay or Go?
Jessica Colotl is a college student at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She's also an illegal immigrant, which was revealed during a traffic stop. Her case raises tough questions about immigration laws.The case of Jessica Colotl - a college student...
Congratulations, Class of 2010 College Graduates! Are You Hired Yet?
In a still-tight job market, college graduates have their sights set on more education and opportunities abroad. Demand is up for statistics, finance, and accounting majors.About 1.65 million students in the United States will be tossing mortarboards...
Debit Card Fees: Senate Votes for Limits, Seeking to Aid Consumers
Retailers are the ones paying debit card fees, but the idea is that if the costs were lowered, retailers might then pass some of the savings along to consumers.A measure moving through the US Senate aims to help consumers by demanding that the fees for...
Graduation: What's Next?
A Christian Science perspective.It's that time of year - students all over are donning caps and gowns and taking the stage to receive their diplomas. Graduation season is a time of celebration and pride for young scholars, families, and educators, as...
Guatemala Gangs to Bus Drivers: Pay a Fee, or Risk Death
Guatemala gangs have for years extorted bus drivers for protection money. In 2009 alone, 146 drivers and 60 drivers' assistants were murdered.The week before he was killed, Rogelio Chivalan paid gangs a protection fee of $240 to drive his bus safely...
Gulf Oil Spill: Six Lessons
The Gulf oil spill has produced a gusher of lessons about oil production, consumption, and oversight.The lessons to be learned from the Gulf oil leak are as broad as the spill itself - from the slicks on the surface to the globules on the shore, with...
How Times Square Bomb Arrests Unite US, Pakistan
Pakistan's arrest of two suspected members of the Pakistan Taliban connected to the attempted Times Square bomb show that it is taking seriously the threat of militants within its borders.Pakistan's arrests of at least two members of the Pakistan Taliban...
Kabul and Philadelphia: Two Cities through the Lens of Teenagers
A new photo exhibit pairs images of daily life in Kabul and Philadelphia snapped by local teens.Both photographs show people playing in water. But the foregrounds offer a startling contrast: In one, a small white boat labeled "Ocean City, N.J." calls...
Kentucky Senate Race Looks Set to Boost the 'Tea Party,' Rand Paul
Rand Paul, the 'tea party' favorite, holds a double-digit lead in the Republican primary for Kentucky's Senate seat. The Democratic race is closer, but polls show either candidate would be more competitive against Paul than against his GOP opponent,...
Letters to Juliet: Movie Review
The romantic plot twists of 'Letters to Juliet' are yawningly predictable but the beautiful scenery makes it all bearable.There is a brick wall in Verona, Italy, the setting forShakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," where women for generationshave been leaving...
Matterhorn
If you have any interest in Vietnam, don't miss this novel.It's 1969, a year tossing in the wake of its turbulent predecessor.In '68, assassins claimed Martin Luther King Jr. and RobertKennedy. American troops massacred Vietnamese villagers at My Lai...
OSS 117: Lost in Rio: Movie Review
A spoof of 1960s spy thrillers, 'OSS 117: Lost in Rio' gives French self-mockery a decided edge.The French movies that typically get American distribution are almostexclusively art house fare, but as anyone who ever spent time inFrance can attest, the...
Powerful Churches Target Kenya's Constitution over Abortion
Kenya's churches are opposing a draft Kenyan Constitution they see as encouraging abortion. Three US lawmakers - targeting the abortion issue - have also sent a letter to the State Department questioning US support of the constitution process in Kenya.A...
Robin Hood: Movie Review
This retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale is a somber, violence-heavy take that's slim on poetry or romance.Do we really need another Robin Hood in the movies? From the highpoints of Errol Flynn and Sean Connery to the low point of KevinCostner -...
Sarah Palin - Feminist First, Tea Partyer Second
Sarah Palin defends her endorsement of Carly Fiorina in the California Republican Senate primary over the tea party favorite. In speaking out against abortion, she rallies the 'pro-women sisterhood.'Sarah Palin, it is now clear, is a feminist first and...
Time to Pull out UN Troops in Congo? Not So Fast
Congo's President Kabila wants to pull out UN forces. But Congo is still at war and dealing with tremendous violence. The international community and the Congolese need to create a vision and strategy first.With a fledgling democratic government and...
Turkey, Brazil Scramble to Seal Iran Nuclear Fuel Swap Deal
A senior Turkish official said Friday that momentum for UN sanctions was building, even as Brazil and Turkey work to find a last-minute nuclear fuel swap deal that would allay Western concerns on Iran nuclear ambitions.Nuclear diplomacy is set to gather...
US Base in Okinawa Looms in Japan Elections
Prime Minister Hatoyama's vow to reexamine agreed-upon plans to move the Marines from Futenma, their US base in Okinawa, nears a May 31 deadline. What many see as his mishandling of the issue may cost him in parliament.Yukio Hatoyama must regret his...
Why FBI Is Following the Money in Times Square Bomb Case
Three Pakistani men arrested Thursday in Massachusetts and Maine may have used an informal network known as hawala to channel funds to alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, officials say. Counterterrorism efforts have made it increasingly difficult...
Why Some in Israel Say the Gaza Blockade Has Failed
Three years after Israel imposed the Gaza blockade to weaken Hamas, some Israeli analysts say it has failed. But Israel sees few other feasible options for containment.Both Hamas and Israel chalked up victories this week. In Damascus, the Islamic militants...
Will This Be Final Flight for Space Shuttle Atlantis? Maybe Not
Friday's launch marks the final mission for Atlantis, with the space shuttle program ending in November. But as the emergency backup shuttle, it will be ready for another flight, if needed.The space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew are set for...
Winston's War
This excellent biography turns a laser-like focus on five years in the life of Winston Churchill.Winston Churchill's singular accomplishment was his heroicleadership of Britain during the darkest days of World War II. Morethan 50 years after his death,...