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 5, 2001

A Brief, Personal Historyof the 20th Century
As we leap forthwith into the 21st century, we find ourselves where everybody thought we were a year ago. Remember? Everyone thought 2000 was 2001, and you couldn't tell anybody anything. I knew the difference because I had Miss Fanny Dunham in the...
A Long Wait to Point of No Return ; R No Haggling over Refugees' Right to Return, Arab Leaders Said Yesterday
Israelis have been impressively industrious since their war of independence in 1948 - when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced from their homes - building the Middle East's most advanced economy, its most powerful military, and...
A Summer Memory Sneaks Up on Me
I make no secret of the absolute despair I feel when I see whole stores devoted to the sale of something that once occupied a modest corner of Main Street clothiers. What has happened to the simple affair known as the sneaker? Where once there existed...
Case May Put Prozac on Trial ; the Defense in Office Shooting near Boston May Argue 'Medicine Made Him Do It.'
The insanity defense is one of the toughest cases to make in US courts of law, especially when the crime is murder. Jeffrey Dahmer tried it, as did Jack Ruby and "Son of Sam" - all to no avail. The fact is, juries are seldom willing to let someone...
Clinton's Celebrity a Double-Edged Sword ; Junior Senator from New York Will Be Expected to Take on National Issues, Yet Keep Constituents Happy
Hillary Clinton insists she wants no special attention. Yet New York's junior senator, ranking 97th in seniority, got bumped to the front of the line for the ceremonial reenactment of her swearing-in this week. Not for the historic significance of...
Critics' Prizes Can Serve as a Counterpoint to Oscars ; at N.Y. Group's Big Vote, It's Ballots, Bagels, and Boredom
At long last, the Year of the Election is over. But in the movie world, where pundits are poring over the best achievements of the past 12 months, the voting has just begun. The ballots they cast for prizes could influence ticket sales, advertising...
Democracy for the 21st Century
It all becomes official and formal on Saturday when the new Congress receives the electors' report. The country's 538 electors met on Dec. 18 in the capitals of the 50 states and in the District of Columbia. They gave the recently resigned governor...
Exhibit 'Aluminates' Exotic Uses of a Ubiquitous 20th-Century Material
It's the stuff of beverage cans and lawn chairs, kitschy flea- market finds and tear-off kitchen wrap. Not to mention planes, trains, and automobiles. Though most of us use it every day, we never think twice about aluminum's role in revolutionizing...
Fed to the Rescue - but in Time? ; Rate Cut Aimed at Calming Markets and Consumers. but a Supertanker- Size Economy Takes Time to Change Course
Will it do the job? The Federal Reserve's dramatic drop in interest rates this week will likely have a powerful psychological impact on the listing US economy. It was intended to reassure people and policymakers alike that the Fed is on alert - and...
Football's Last Race Barrier Crumbles
Before the March to Montgomery, before equal opportunity, Brown v. Board of Education, or affirmative action, athletics were the great equalizer for black Americans. In a time when a black woman couldn't sit at the front of a Montgomery, Ala., bus,...
Horton Foote Enjoys a Triumphant 'Second Act'
He has a specific voice, a specific style, and he has never abandoned it, even though it cost him. He has never cut his talent to the fashion of the time. And because he wrote his plays whether they were going to be produced or not, he got what most...
In Democratic Party, Stirrings on the Left ; Leaders Face Potential Revolt If They Seem Too Eager to Cooperate with Bush's Agenda
These are supposed to be the good times for congressional Democrats. Their man may have lost the White House, but with Congress split nearly even and midterm elections only two years away, majority status seems close enough to touch. But as the 107th...
In Mideast, Small Is Hopeful
In the holy land that long ago begat the hope of eternity, hope must always spring eternal. And so once again, Israeli and Palestinian leaders say they will sheath swords and take up yet another American peace plan. Keeping hope alive seems to be about...
'Jazz' CD Set Offers Musical Chestnuts, Plays It Too Safe
A sticker attached to the front of Ken Burns's "Jazz: The Story of American Music," the new five-CD box from Columbia Legacy and Verve Music Group, proclaims: "This is the definitive collection of the quintessential American music." Even given the...
'Jazz' Completes a TV Trilogy on American Life ; the Maker of 'The Civil War' and 'Baseball' Megaseries, Ken Burns, Taps into the Beat of Jazz, the 'Soundtrack to America.'
Historians and journalists have fallen all over themselves writing the story of the American 20th century, but few have tried to set it to music. Yet, as documentarian Ken Burns suggests, music and jazz in particular may be the prism through which...
'Last of the Thorntons' Stirs the Heart
In "The Last of the Thorntons," playwright Horton Foote demonstrates that nothing ever breaks quite like the heart - however quietly. Images and motifs of loss, unrealized dreams, and dislocation dominate the tragicomedy, from the first sound of a...
London Power Station Plugs in to Hip Art
Southwark, south of the River Thames, is not, perhaps, the most wholesome part of London. Although renewal is in the air, dilapidation caused by years of neglect still shows itself here. And on a dark winter evening, it isn't too hard to imagine...
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...
New in Label-Conscious Japan: Bargain Hunting ; A Steady Decline in Consumer Spending Prompts Some Retailers to Offer Quality, Low-Priced Goods
Masaki Hosokawa steps out of the Uniqlo shop in Tokyo's Harajuku fashion district and instantly pulls on his new purchase, a moss- green fleece jacket. "It is super reasonable and looks fine," says the university student, who's smiling because he...
'No Excuses' Needed: Oklahoma Back at Top
It was an unlikely scene: The king of Florida State's dynasty, Bobby Bowden, scratching his head and tripping over his words, trying to explain his heavily favored team's 13-2 loss to Oklahoma in Miami's Orange Bowl. But while the vanquished stumbled,...
Peru's Growing Social Activism ; Groups That Champion Women, Human Rights, and Other Causes Find a New Voice in Post-Fujimori Era
The calm of a quiet Sunday morning was broken at the main square of this Andean mountain city by a parade of university students. Dressed in costume, students blew whistles and chanted "Where are they?" - the question that across Latin America refers...
Privatize Social Security before Cutting Taxes
Regarding David Francis's Jan. 3 column, "Bush's choice": Given the size of projected budget surpluses, it is not clear that President-elect George W. Bush must choose between a tax cut and Social Security privatization, as Mr. Francis asserts. But Mr....
Reality and Cops Ring in New Year
New year, new shows. Midseason is more than it used to be. This month "NYPD Blue" returns with a bang; AMC finally launches "The Lot," its devilishly amusing new series satire of all things Hollywood; and a trio of "reality TV" shows arrive in "Survivor...
Thailand Readies for Cleanest-Ever Election Tomorrow ; Election Commission May Disqualify 100 Candidates, Including Likely Prime Minister
Southeast Asia has weathered a tough year. In the Philippines, an impeachment trial is under way for President Joseph Estrada. Indonesian President Abdurraham Wahid is struggling to keep his country together. The region has entered "a protracted period...
The Temptations of Martha Stewart
In a surprising change of direction, Fox TV has announced a substantial redesign of its new reality-based series "Temptation Island," set to premiere Wednesday night. Over the past several weeks, Fox advertisements have touted the new show, which...
Two Exciting New CDs Will Delight Jazz Fans
If your interest in jazz has been whetted by Ken Burns's monumental televised history, you might want to check out these two new recordings by contemporary jazz greats: Patricia Barber - Nightclub (Bluenote): Vocal stylist-pianist Patricia Barber...
'We Have Far to Go'
My precocious 8-year old, like other elementary school children, participated in a mock presidential election this past fall. "I voted for the winner," he boasted, before the outcome was clear. Youngsters do not guard their political choices with...
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