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 August 24, 2001

Acclaimed Filmmaker Doesn't like to Play 'Gotcha'
No narration. No explanation. No answers. The acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman tries to "treat viewers like adults. Part of my effort is to show the complexity of human behavior," he says. "You can interpret everything in different...
A Knowing Portrait of a Maine Town
This old view of the small coastal town of Blue Hill, Maine, was not the work of some itinerant topographical landscapist. It was painted with knowing accuracy by a man who, from 1796, lived there for half a century. He knew every inch of it, and...
A Logger's Lot: $22.50 per Week for a Job That Won't Last
Each day, Tamat rises from his bamboo mat at dawn, wolfs down some cold rice and leftover fish with his crew, then loads up the chainsaws and sets off into the vanishing forests of Central Kalimantan. Working nine-hour days, his six-man rombongan...
Bioweapons Treaty - Still a Good Idea
Six years of negotiations to add enforcement provisions to the 1972 treaty outlawing biological weapons have halted. The reason: The Bush administration vetoed going ahead with a protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention that would have given...
Blue Hill Characters, Distinguished and Slippery
A gentleman in whom I am well pleased stopped by with his family and said they were going to Blue Hill for a vacation. Myself, I hadn't been to Blue Hill in many a year, so when they were gone, I tipped my head back and imagined riding Down East for...
Down for the Count?
Here at Round One Gym, just outside Washington, life is measured in three-minute intervals. Every three minutes, a round ends and a buzzer sounds, telling the fighters to either rest or resume their workouts on the heavy bag, on the speed bag, or...
East Meets West in Yo-Yo Ma's New Project ; Silk Road Project Uses Universal Language of Music to Foster Unity
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma calls it "the Internet of antiquity," but throughout history, it has been called simply "The Silk Road." The massive trade route connecting Asia with Europe, from the first millennium BC through the middle of the second millennium...
For States, Time to Raise Taxes ; Slowing Economy Has Sapped Budgets - and Some States Tiptoe toward Tax Hikes
In states across the nation, one of the most significant eras of tax-cutting is drawing to a close. Thanks to a slowing economy, states are having to take extraordinary actions to balance their budgets. In some cases, that means postponing tax cuts...
From the KGB's Oswald Files
The documents from the KGB file on Lee Harvey Oswald that President Boris Yeltsin presented to President Clinton have now been translated. There are no sensations, but there are interesting sidelights on the two years that Oswald spent in Russia before...
In Bosnia, a Wider War-Crimes Net ; the Hague Tribunal Reportedly Plans to Arrest Bosnia's Former President, Long Considered a Victim of Serb Aggression
The Hague's war crimes tribunal is casting a wider and wider net.It has already convicted dozens of suspects for crimes committed during the Balkan wars of the past decade, mainly Serbs. And it's made global headlines by indicting former Yugoslav President...
In Southwest, a Star Rises over the High Desert
Albuquerque has long been the kind of city people tend to blow right by - or blow off completely. Thousands of tourists flock to its airport every year - only to trundle up to Santa Fe. Bill Gates founded Microsoft here, but fled before his company...
'Laughter' Shows Power of Expressing Joy ; and on A&E, Joe Mantegna Plays Ultra-Tough Detective Spenser Again with His Deadpan Cool
Indian film director Mira Nair ("Mississippi Masala," "Salaam Bombay") was stuck in a traffic jam in Bombay, steaming with impatience like everyone else in the cars around her, until she looked up and saw about 2,000 women in white saris crossing...
Mexico Tightens Own Southern Border
A cluster of migrants, grimy from the road and sweating in the searing heat, wait out the day about 500 yards from the border. They talk in nervous tones about border patrols, unscrupulous migrant smugglers, and finding work once they make it to the...
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...
Russian Air Force Stalls Tailspin ; Russia Wheels out Its Best Jets for Foreign Buyers, Hoping to Bolster Its Ailing Aviation Industry
If the ability to perform airborne ballet were the only criterion, then its dramatic leaps and twirls might make Russia's experimental Su-37 "Berkut" jet fighter the industry standard. "This plane is designed to solve the contradictory problems of...
Scramble to Succeed Two Titans ; Departure of Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond Hastens a New Politics in South
As the Republican Party prepares to lose two conservative icons from neighboring Southern states - Sens. Jesse Helms of North Carolina and Strom Thurmond of South Carolina - the races to replace them could not be more different. In South Carolina,...
Screen Gems Rediscovered ; the Touring Exhibition 'Unseen Cinema' Revives Avant-Garde Films
Cinema is well into its second century, but not everyone is convinced the movies are better than ever. Could there be undiscovered gold hidden in the archives and annals of bygone years? Might some glittering nuggets come from sources Hollywood has...
'Spiritual' Baritone Takes a Jubilant Leap to Pop ; on His Latest CD, Sykes Ventures into New Territory
Young African-American baritone Jubilant Sykes has plenty to be jubilant about - a new recording. "Wait For Me" (Sony) is a folksy pop medley that follows his much-praised debut album, "Jubilant" (Sony), an innovative reading of spirituals in duets...
'Stages' Celebrates Joy of Theater ; A Century of Theater Explored in 'Changing Stages'; Emotionally Charged 'Women'
"The art of the theater is ... an art that can never dissolve its reliance on the scale of the human figure, the sound of the human voice, and the disposition of mankind to tell each other stories," says Sir Richard Eyre in Changing Stages, the book...
Summer Movies Melt Faster Than Ice Cream ; Even Though More People Say There's Nothing to See, Hollywood Is Making More Money Than Ever
This summer, movies have the life cycle of a flare. They open spectacularly, setting all sorts of arcane records ("best nonholiday opening for an 'R' comedy ever!"). The next week, they fizzle just as dramatically, as audiences line up for next "big...
Teen with Sizzling Serve Is Next US Hope
It was one week before a crucial summer tennis tournament in Los Angeles, and Andy Roddick was cutting loose. He was at a party hosted by two other young guns on the professional tennis tour, Mike and Bob Bryan, and a band was playing for a crowd...
The Rise of Robber Barons Speeds Forest Decline ; the 1998 Fall of Suharto Has Set off a Logging Boom in Indonesia's National Parks
Faith Doherty had gone to Borneo to confront one of Indonesia's newest timber barons. But as she looked at the blood on her colleague's face, and their captor waving a gun, she wondered if the price was worth it. They were sitting in a sparse office...
Two Foals Put a Gallop in Preserving Rare Species ; A Delicate Reproductive Procedure for Horses Holds Promise for the Modern- Day Noah's Ark Movement
Vitreous and Ethyl are as normal as foals can be: healthy, playful, curious - and utterly adorable. Yet, the path to their conception was far from ordinary. The sibling foals were produced from eggs harvested from a donor mare and frozen for a month,...
USA
The number of laid-off workers drawing unemployment benefits rose to 3.18 million - the highest since September 1992, when the US struggled to emerge from the last recession. The Labor Department reported the overall unemployment rate remained at...
Vacation, for Us, Is a Shore Thing
Being well married to a beach lover, I've learned to tolerate beaches. Or at least beach towns. They have bookstores to browse in, antiques shops to lighten your wallet, and restaurants to do the opposite to your weight. Not to mention hotel rooms...
Who Buys Cool Whip, Anyway?
I felt a twinge of guilt back in July when Web-van filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company operated their home-delivery grocery service in a select group of cities, including mine, but I never called them. And, to be honest, I now realize that...
Woody Allen's Latest Fails to Cast a Spell
Woody Allen has bad guys on his mind these days. His last movie, "Small Time Crooks," presented an amusing array of ditto, and now he's dreamed up another batch in a more exotically titled comedy, "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion." Allen plays C.W....
World
Yasser Arafat was in China on the last leg of a tour aimed at gathering non-Arab support for the Palestinian cause. The Palestinian Authority president chided Arab leaders for offering little more than a call for the US to stop supplying Israel with...
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