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 January 11, 2002

Afghans Flooded with Confusing Currency ; Afghan Leader Hamid Karzai Says His Top Economic Priority Is to Control Inflation
MAZAR-E SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN Abdul Qadir waits for business in his spartan subterranean office, illuminated by a paraffin lantern. Outside, hundreds of men crowd basement passages, selling bundles of Afghanis - currency here - on upside-down crates. Anywhere...
A New England Standard Deserves Another Reprint
If nothing else, the Boston Post was readable; but there was much more. During the first half of the 20th century, the Post had the largest daily circulation in the country. That included every housewife in New England, whereby hangs my story. The household...
Art across America ; What's Up.On the Walls of Art Museums All over the Map
Arizona Phoenix Phoenix Art Museum Secret World of the Forbidden City: Spendors from China's Imperial Palace Through April 7 Some 300 artifacts offer a glimpse of life within the walls of China's Imperial Palace, or Forbidden City, so named because entry...
Both Sides Bob and Weave on Economy
As Bush and Democrats fight over who's a better fiscal steward, distortions abound. WASHINGTON - Political sparring - the sport of Washington - is quickly becoming a slugfest over who's the better economic steward, threatening once again to confound...
Colombia's Peace Process Falters ; Citing FARC Intransigence, Pastrana Has Taken Back the Rebel Demilitarized Zone
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA After three years of rhetoric and recrimination, peace talks with Colombia's largest guerrilla army finally collapsed this week, and on Wednesday night, President Andres Pastrana gave the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)...
DUI in TV-Land
Years ago, comedian Martin Mull described the TV business as being "like high school with money." It's a very funny concept. And sad to say, it's mostly true. The latest evidence of this discouraging fact came last month when NBC decided to pick up some...
Equally Ignorant - and Tolerant - of Euro ; French Francs, European Euros, Then Sales Prices Don't Even Faze Parisians. Everyone Is Being 'Nice.'
The first day of the winter sales in Paris is always a pretty ghastly prospect for shoppers and sales staff alike. Mad scrums at the shelves and tills are enough to deter all but the most determined bargain hunters. This year, the outlook for the start...
Europe's No-Frills Airlines Take off ; A New Generation of Low-Cost Airlines Means Better Deals for Fliers - and More Heat for the Bigger Firms
HAHN, GERMANY It's not your typical location for a regional hub. But this airport, located 90 minutes from bustling Frankfurt, has been key to the success of one of the world's fastest-growing airlines, Ryanair - and many say this may be a picture of...
Future Cars Go High-Tech, Add Entertainment Features ; Detroit's Annual Motor Show Hints at How Cutting-Edge Technology Is Making a Next Generation of Cars More Suitable for Busy Work Lives
DETROIT Don't look now, but pretty soon all drivers on the highway may lose control of his car. At least, that is, if General Motors' experimental AUTOnomy car - which doesn't have a steering wheel and relies on a computer to take over most driving functions...
Ken Burns Brings to Light Mark Twain's Life and Work ; Also, PBS Brings a Pulitzer-Nominated Play to Television
'I am not an American," Mark Twain once said, "I am the American." When everyone else joined up for the war between the states, Samuel Langhorne Clemens "lit out for the territories," to paraphrase one of his greatest protagonists. But no one would ever...
Language Also Shifts for Afghans ; the Politics of Native Tongues Force a Quick Switch When New Rulers Arrive
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN Officer Mohammad Aref spends his days directing swarms of traffic around one of Kabul's busiest intersections, where old cars spew exhaust and lurch between pedestrians. But he is thrilled to have the job because, during the Taliban...
Monty Python's New Life ; Two Decades after Monty Python Put Its Unique and Zany Spin on Modern Comedy, All the Group's Major TV and Film Works - along with New Footage - Have Been Released on DVD and VHS
And now for something completely the same! Monty Python, the British comedy troupe that made "... and now for something completely different!" an international catch phrase, is back in style. More than 25 years after "Monty Python's Flying Circus" wrapped...
Movie Guide
Ratings and comments by David Sterritt and Monitor staff Staff comments reflect the sometimes diverse views of at least three other moviegoers. Information on violence, drugs, sex/nudity, and profanity is compiled by the Monitor panel. STAR RATINGS ...
Music That Points to Redemption
The cover of singer Natalie Merchant's third solo album, "Motherland," is a striking portrait of tension. In one sense, it is the very picture of pastoral comfort. Shaded by a tree, Ms. Merchant sits peacefully next to a basket of apples. But as a visual...
New Milky Way Views: Active Center, Gas-Strewn Edges
Scientists announce huge 'galactic corona' of gas, and first glimpse of the galaxy core, a hotbed of new stars. WASHINGTON Armed with new telescopes, high-speed computers, and data from ambitious all-sky surveys, researchers are gleaning new insights...
Police Mobilize to Support NYC Peers
When a police officer is in trouble, he shouts "10-13" into his radio, and can expect help from fellow officers, sirens screaming, in minutes. Now, in the wake of Sept. 11, police from around the world are responding to what they see as a "Big 10-13"...
Preserving Rare and Raw Early Rural Recordings
The Beale Street Visitors Center in Memphis, Tenn., sells a T- shirt that reads: "No black. No white. Just blues." It's a sentiment Richard Nevins, owner of the Yazoo record label, might appreciate. The New Jersey native with an obsession for the early...
Public Sees New Global Role for US ; among Americans, One Lesson of Terror Attack Is That US Needs to Look Outward
WASHINGTON For half a century, a small but growing minority of Americans have viewed the world warily and thought - if not said - "Can we maybe just stay home?" In recent years, signs seemed to mount of America's isolationist tendencies. But in the wake...
Reviews of Noteworthy Recent CDs
POP Elton John Songs from the West Coast (Universal): Defined by crisp and clear production of often bare-bones vocals and instrumentation, Elton John's latest is a warm and engaging effort with a comfortable retro- feel. Standout tracks include the...
Seeking Food, and Finding Dino
He asked us how to spell "ambrosia." In a heavy accent we'd later learn was Greek, he shouted above the head of the paper-goods salesman to our table by the window. "A-m-b-r-o-s-i-a," I piped up. "Ah, yes, thank you! Thank you so very much," he said....
The Way We ... Always Will Be
The looming deficit is a result of recession, war, and national emergency, and the "economic stimulus" package will be re-submitted to Congress as the "economic security" package. Get it? The 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut helps the wrong people, is...
Top Court, Shock Cop ; Drama 'First Monday' Zeroes in on Hot Issues Facing the Supreme Court; Funny, Sour Satire 'The Job' Returns after a Long Hiatus
First the award-winning NBC show "West Wing" gradually awakened the country to the fact that the White House could provide gripping drama. So maybe the other branches of government could likewise inspire good writing and fine acting? First Monday (CBS,...
US Factories on Cusp of Rebound ; Ford and GM Add to Big January Layoff Totals, but Forward Indicators Brighten for Hard-Hit Producers
NEW YORK After suffering through one of the worst downturns in decades, the nation's manufacturers may be starting to recover. The improvement, economists stress, is nascent, uneven, and even ambiguous. But signs are growing that manufacturers - which...
US Industry Can't Ignore an Energy-Conscious World
It's no secret that the United States is the world's biggest consumer of energy. The US alone produces one-quarter of total global CO2 emissions. This is only slightly less than the combined total from Western Europe, Japan, Latin America, and Africa....
Wizard Jordan Shows He Can Still Make Magic
This time around, Michael Jordan is human. He falls into prolonged slumps, when his shots arch too low and skid off the front of the rim. Sometimes when he drives the lane, he can't elevate enough, and a quicker, younger opponent rises to swat the ball...