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 14, 2005

As I Pack Again, I Treasure What I Cannot Keep
As we pack up our house in Virginia, the contents of the bedside drawer seem so odd. The drawer is full of the unresolved and the sentimental, bits and pieces I never seemed able to throw away. There is a packet of family wedding pictures and a little...
A Zebra of a Different Stripe ; in 'Racing Stripes,' an Exotic Animal Faces an Identity Crisis
January is the cruelest month, at least for moviegoers wanting substantial fare. The first few weeks of the new year are often a dumping ground for pictures whose own distributors have meager hopes. ("White Noise" or "Coach Carter," anyone?)"Racing Stripes"...
Can State Department Rise Again? ; as Condoleezza Rice Faces Confirmation Hearings Next Week as Secretary of State, She Signals a Pragmatism on Foreign Affairs
When Condoleezza Rice goes to the Senate next week for confirmation hearings as secretary of State, she will appear before a row of senators as something of an enigma: a national security adviser who oversaw a steady shift of authority over foreign policy...
Colts vs. Pats: A Rivalry for This Weekend and Beyond
There will be no rings or trophies handed out after Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. The winner won't even be assured a trip to the Super Bowl - there's another game to be played before that.Yet in the end, this...
Crisis Lifts Sri Lankan Marxists ; Leftists Give Tsunami Relief in Sri Lanka, Filling a Vacuum Left by the Government
In the early morning hours at a rural Buddhist temple, a medical team from the revolutionary JVP party is treating villagers injured in the tsunami.The chief doctor, Pasanna Cooray, has been working 19-hour days up and down the Sri Lankan coast. Here...
Dance in the Year Ahead ; Dance Fans Can Look Forward to Exotic Cross-Genre Experiments, Timely Revivals, and Tours by International Troupes
Three themes emerge from the dance calendar in 2005. First, the notion of mixing it up, meaning modern dancers working with ballet and opera companies, or choreographers such as tap wonder Savion Glover beating down his heel-toe rhythms to Beethoven...
Distrust between Sri Lanka, Rebels Hampers Tsunami Aid ; Villagers in the Rebel North Tell the Army to Leave, While NGOs Try to Stay out of Politics
No one knows who lighted the fire. Less than 48 hours after the tsunami hit northern Sri Lanka, a school sheltering hundreds of displaced people burned to the ground.No lives were lost, but the incident marked a turning point in an unprecedented Army...
Fine Art in the Year Ahead ; Dali and the Surrealists, 'Obsolete' Contemporary Art, and Christo's 'Gates' Project
Melting timepieces and eerie dreamscapes haunt the work of Salvador Dali, the Spanish surrealist with flared mustachio and a flair for self-promotion. A comprehensive exhibition of his paintings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the headlining...
Flying Made Simple
Major US airlines dramatically slashed prices last week. But a fare war, as the current woes in the industry show, does not a successful airline make.How, for instance, can US Airways make a profit on a $118 round- trip ticket from Washington to Tampa?...
Here's Looking at You, Dan
I'm glad that I wasn't anywhere near CBS headquarters in New York during the past few weeks. I have a feeling the atmosphere inside the building was a mixture of tension, frustration, and suspicion, not unlike the collective moods that ebbed and flowed...
Indonesia Tightens Access to Aceh ; Aid Groups Are Protesting Registration Demands. the USS Lincoln Left Indonesian Waters on Wednesday
The devastation wreaked on Aceh's coast by the Dec. 26 tsunami was so great that Indonesia's fears of foreign intervention in the war-torn province were briefly swept away.Aceh, which lost nearly 100,000 people, was reopened to foreign aid workers, and...
In Murder Retrial No. 4, Racial Issues Resurface ; A Louisiana Man, Convicted Three Times since a 1961 Killing, Finally Gets a Racially Mixed Jury as Case Reopens This Week
The sturdy brown suitcase used to hold the money, the ladies' pump found inside the bank, the photo of a knife used to stab the victim - all reminders of a shocking crime in a small Louisiana oil town.They've been seen before, these ghosts from the past....
Letters
Holding a firm - and hopeful - vision for Iraqi democracyRegarding the Jan. 5 article "If Sunnis won't vote, then what?": Although it is frequently dangerous to judge by analogy, this seems to be an appropriate time to do so. Let's say that in the US...
Movie Guide
NEW RELEASESAbout Baghdad (Not rated)Director: InCounter Productions. With Sinan Antoon, assorted Iraqi citizens. (103 min.)Sterritt **** Harrowing, informative, conscientiously balanced documentary about the social, cultural, and economic welfare of...
Movies in the Year Ahead ; Lightsabers! Camera! Action! 'Star Wars' Tops 2005's Roster of Fizzy Blockbusters
Here's an early Monitor prediction for the year in film: 2005 will be dominated by characters wearing masks. Audiences of all ages will throng to see a masked villain who last appeared on movie screens 22 years ago: Darth Vader. Star Wars: Episode III...
Music in the Year Ahead ; from Coldplay to Outkast, the Music Industry Is Anticipating a Year of Major Releases
Single-song downloads and three-minute singles may be gaining ascendancy over full-length albums in the iPod era, but that news has yet to reach the ears of some of today's most popular recording artists.Tori Amos's next record, "The Beekeeper," brims...
Pulse of the Planet
If you're planning to create a portrait of someone, chances are that you'll expect to use a camera, or if you possess the talent, a sketchpad. For the last twenty years or so, Jim Metzner (seen here using a very large microphone to record a very small...
'Shattered Dreams' ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Martin Luther King's sermon, "Shattered dreams," strikes a universal tone. Who among us has not known deep disappointment?Dr. King points out that starting with slavery, African Americans have faced more than their share of shattered dreams. And he praises...
Sirens and Ringing Phones Keep Some US Cities Tsunami Ready ; from Kodiak, Alaska, to Crescent City, Calif., 11 Coastal Cities Take Precautions That Southern Asia May Now Emulate
The ground shook so hard and for so long that Bob Eads could barely walk. He and his brother were at work on a construction project in Seward, Alaska, when North America's most powerful recorded earthquake struck. They saw a huge wave rise in Resurrection...
Spirit of Inauguration Past
Cold as shards of ice, the morning of Jan. 20, 1961, was one of the happy handful in my childhood when the radio named my school among the long list that were closed. For a seventh grader, a snow day was always cause for celebration. It also happened...
Theater in the Year Ahead ; This Year, Musicals Make a Comeback, Plus Plays and Actors You Already Know
To find out what's new on Broadway this year, just follow the singing. More musicals are on the way in a season that so far has featured few of them. But with the Tony Awards just around the corner in June, producers are revving up to get musical versions...
The Price of CBS Stardom
In the annals of journalistic deception, The New York Times had its Jayson Blair, USA Today had Jack Kelley, The New Republic had its Stephen Glass. And now CBS has its ... who? Dan Rather, because he is the show window of this media department store?In...
The Search for Closure in a Mississippi Town ; with Edgar Ray Killen Back on Trial after Four Decades, a State Struggles - Again - with Vestiges of Its Segregationist Past
Surrounded by tabby cats, under a canopy of oaks on his porch overlooking muddy cow country, Edgar Ray Killen grew old. His contemporaries remember gangs with sling blades and men in pointy white hats with holes for eyes. But most people in this town...
To the Grammar Garage for Some Tuneups
It's been a busy past few weeks in newspaperland. This is probably the result of holiday multitasking and staff shortages, compounded - and overshadowed - by a tragic global news event. As I've brokered agreements between subjects and verbs, nailed down...
Under Pressure, Hong Kong Leader Makes Public Mea Culpa
As he has done before, the leader of this politically-troubled city publicly apologized for the "failures and inadequacies" of his tenure - this time in a formal annual address. But Tung Chee Hwa, who is deeply unpopular with a wide swath of Hong Kong...
Why 'Keira' and 'Mohammed' Are Hot British Baby Names
These are lean times for Davids in Britain.They've had their heroes in the past, from statesman Lloyd George to filmmaker Lean, and from soccer star Beckham to rock star Bowie. But now the name that means "beloved" seems to have lost the nation's affection....
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