Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Monitor Picks

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Monitor Picks

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Have pack, will travel

It ain't easy being a globetrotter. Ask the kids over at Lonely Planet, who have been cranking out travel books for 23 years. But until recently, all that knowledge was available only in dead-tree format. Three cheers for the new, a site full of miniguides, blogs, and hostel listings. Grab your pack and go.

Red, white, and blue

Ira Glass fans, rejoice! That quirky public radio show, This American Life, featuring out-of-the-headlines Americana, is finally coming to television, courtesy of Showtime (March 22, 10:30 p.m. ET). But don't worry, this isn't just radio with pictures - these all-new stories touch your heart by appealing to your eye and your ear.

Why we're still watching 'Idol'

The difference in talent between American Idol front-runners Lakisha Jones and Melinda Doolittle and the other nine finalists can be measured in more than just octaves. So, please America, don't vote 'em off like you did Jennifer Hudson. …

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