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 October 13, 2006

An Eye on the Road - and a Box of Cereal
People always want to know what it was like to ride my bicycle across the United States. And I always wonder how I can encompass such an incredible experience in the few sentences they are patient enough to hear.It isn't enough to tell them that your...
An Issue in Development
"Why can't they just call it 'fundraising'?" I grumbled to a friend, many, many moons ago, after she had just taken a job in the "development office" of one of New England's many fine private colleges.It was my first exposure to the usage, and I hadn't...
As Cold Weather Approaches ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Even before the leaves changed to their autumn colors (at least around my home in Virginia), I noticed advertisements telling us that the "cold season" was upon us.While these ads for various medications promise relief, they all assume that having colds...
Backstory: The Freedom Ferry ; Boat Service Returns to Isolated Gee's Bend, Ala., in a Tale of Racial Redemption
Tall reeds line the banks of the Alabama River, swaying lazily in the dark water's eddies as the wild tenor of crickets and cicadas dips and soars through the October stillness. Fat water moccasins sun themselves on cracked red clay as long-legged egrets...
Book Roundup ; Several Murders, Family Secrets, and Hoary Freudian Analysis Figure into This Fall's Latest Novels
The Ghost at the Table, by Suzanne BerneThanksgiving with the Fiskes is not for the frail of digestion. Their dad has suffered a stroke, and middle daughter Frances is determined to give him a holiday worthy of Martha Stewart's photo album. To that end,...
French Bill Complicates Turkey's EU Bid ; the French National Assembly's Move to Outlaw Denials of an Armenian Genocide Has Enraged Turkey
By a wide margin, the French parliament voted Thursday to make it a criminal act to deny an Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks, enraging Turkey and further deepening its suspicion of the European Union.Islamic Turkey - which has sought for...
GOP Mantra This Fall: Keep Politics Local ; Vulnerable Incumbents Are Focusing on Their Longstanding Connections to Their Districts
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R) of Pennsylvania once looked like a top- tier target for Democrats in their drive to take over the House. He's a freshman, which in a typical election year would make him more vulnerable to defeat than longer-serving members....
Hey, Nice Clothes. but Are They Ethical?
Last year, Anna Tsoeu was unable to send much needed money to her family after being laid off from her textile factory job in this poor southern African country.Lesotho's key industry was collapsing as factories cut about 10,000 jobs after Chinese imports...
Hollywood Takes a Leap into Faith ; Chasing the Success of 'The Passion of the Christ,' the Film Industry Is Bringing the Bible Back to the Big Screen
Cecil B. DeMille would be proud. After all, this is the legendary showman who once said, "Give me any two pages of the Bible and I'll give you a picture." This week, 20th Century Fox launched a new "faith-based division," called FoxFaith. It's first...
Into It: Kate Atkinson ; Kate Atkinson, Author of 'Case Histories' and 'One Good Turn,' What Are You
... Reading?I am currently reading The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk. He's a foreign correspondent who has worked for various British newspapers, including The Times. It's a story of how we got where we are...
Iraq Casualty Figures Open Up New Battleground
From the moment the Iraq war began, the question of who is suffering and in what numbers has been a hotly contested battleground for supporters and opponents of the US decision to invade. Each side has sought to score moral points for their cause by...
Is Thailand's Economy Due for a Makeover? ; the New Leadership Has Raised Eyebrows with Its Unconventional Economic-Policy Ideas
In some ways, it looks as if the generals that deposed elected prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a bloodless coup last month want to institute a completely new economic doctrine.Retired General Surayud Chulanont, the junta-appointed premier, initially...
It's a YouTube World ... We Just Surf in It ; Will Google's $1.65 Billion Acquisition of the Website Squash Its Independent Spirit?
Talk about a virtual company.It takes three slow passes to find the headquarters of the Web's most-watched video site, a place where 65,000 mostly homemade, often offbeat, digital clips are uploaded daily to be shared online.Behind a glass door with...
It's Not about the Issues - It's about Earning Trust
You'd think that elections this November and in 2008 would yield Democratic victories, hands down. It won't happen. Not, at least, until Democrats understand the fundamentals of political behavior.With an incumbent president and party mired in a manufactured...
Japan's Quick Response to N. Korea Reflects Abe's Harder Line
Japan didn't wait for a UN lead before imposing its own sanctions Wednesday on North Korea.The swift move is a sign of the more assertive stance that Prime Minister leader Shinzo Abe wants to adopt toward Pyongyang, but is also seen as part of a broader...
Koreans Take Dimmer View of 'Sunshine' ; Policy of Engagement Comes under Scrutiny as a Poll Finds That 65 Percent of Koreans Now Support a Nuclear Program
On a sparkling morning in a villa high above the broad Han River in Seoul, Hyundai Automotive Vice Chairman Kim Dong Jin marvels over his company's new luxury utility vehicle - and weighs the possible impact of North Korea's nuclear blast on sales."Do...
Letters
Pakistan's spy agency didn't play a role in Mumbai train bombingsThis refers to the Oct. 2 article, "Pakistan said to play both sides on terror war."Pakistan strongly rejects the allegations of Mumbai (Bombay) police that Pakistan's top intelligence...
McDonald Revels in Genre Rebelry ; Broadway Star Audra McDonald Is Branching out from Show Tunes to Opera and Pop
Audra McDonald's career is as broad as her vocal range. (For the record, the Broadway star is a member of the exclusive high C club: "I'm a lyric soprano with low notes, that's how my voice teacher likes to describe me," she says.) Best known for her...
Monitor Picks
Playpens for menYeah, we're fine with the blurred gender roles of modern times. But we still beat our chests over Sam Martin's book Manspace: A Primal Guide to Marking Your Territory (Taunton Press, Oct. 17). The guys whose personal space is explored...
Movie Guide
New in TheatersDeliver Us From Evil (Not Rated)Director: Amy Berg. With Thomas Doyle, Oliver O'Grady. (101 min.)Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Amy Berg's documentary is about Father Oliver O'Grady who, during 20 years of service in the Catholic Church,...
Mr. Williams Goes to Washington ; 'Man of the Year' Feels out of Place, Wanting to Be Both Political Jest and Suspense Thriller
No matter what your political stripe, who has not entertained the idea of Jon Stewart as president of the United States? The popularity of his political satire with young and not-so-young voters - I mean, viewers - makes him a natural candidate.This...
New Combatant against Global Warming: Insurance Industry ; the World's Second-Largest Industry, Worried about Losses Related to Climate Change, Offers Incentives to 'Go Green.'
Insurance companies, who like to stay out of the limelight, are becoming leading business protagonists in the assault on global warming.* Next week, Travelers, the giant insurance firm, will offer owners of hybrid cars in California a 10 percent discount....
Protecting Other Annas in Russia
Of the thousand-plus Russians who waited in a steady Moscow drizzle to honor slain journalist Anna Politkovskaya this week, many did not personally know her. They came, as one said, because she was one of the "few people who speak for us."Independent...
Reporters on the Job
* Origins of a T-shirt:As correspondent Stephanie Hanes walked through a cavernous clothing factory in Lesotho, she recognized the T-shirts being made."They were the same Old Navy T-shirts I had picked up for my husband the last time I was in the US...
Should Aviation Guidelines Be Revised? ; Wednesday's Crash in New York Has Renewed Concerns about Terrorists Exploiting the System
After Wednesday's crash of a small plane carrying Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle, many Americans are wondering why any aircraft would be allowed so close to Manhattan and its thousands of high-rises five years after 9/11.It has also renewed concerns about...
The Other Capote Biopic ; 'Infamous' Is Entertaining, but It Pales Next to 'Capote.'
Held up for a year so as not to compete with the similarly themed "Capote," "Infamous" once again puts us through the "In Cold Blood" wringer.It's almost unheard of for two major movies on the same subject to be made at the same time. Bennett Miller's...
The 'Right' Way to Win on the Issues
What counts as "winning on the issues" depends on who does the math. Democrats calculate whether a majority of the American public agrees with them on each issue. Republicans work to win over a smaller audience - those who care enough to let the issue...
The Uncertainty Factor in Elections: When Blunders Can Upset Predictions
Less than a month before the midterm election, the campaign is a picture of uncertainty.Take, for example, Elenore Klepser, a resident of a suburb near Buffalo, N.Y., and a loyal Republican - at least until recently. She has supported Congressman Thomas...
US No-Talks Policy Comes under Fire ; North Korea's Reported Nuclear Test Has Renewed Calls for Changing Diplomatic Course
President Bush has made his stance clear: The US doesn't negotiate directly with its enemies.But after North Korea's apparent nuclear test this week - and problems with getting severe sanctions approved by the UN - that stance is now setting off a vigorous...
What Time Is Prime Time? ; Watching Yesterday's Television Programs Today
Have you heard the news? The Boston Red Sox finally won the World Series! And there's this new thing - much better than a Walkman - which'll hold hundreds of CDs worth of music; it's called an iPod, and it's absolutely amazing! And you'll never have...

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