Munch Paintings Stolen From Norway Museum

Armed men stormed into an art museum Sunday, threatened staff at gunpoint and stole Edvard Munch’s famous paintings “The Scream” and “Madonna” before the eyes of stunned museum-goers. The thieves yanked the paintings off the walls of Oslo’s Munch museum and loaded them into a waiting car outside, said a witness, French radio producer Francois Castang. Police spokeswoman Hilde Walsoe said the two or three armed men threatened a museum…

You're Athletes, Not Journalists

Participants in the games may respond to written questions from reporters or participate in online chat sessions — akin to a face-to-face or telephone interview — but they may not post journals or blogs until the Games end Aug. 29. To protect lucrative broadcast contracts, athletes and other participants are also prohibited from posting any video, audio or still photos they take themselves, even after the Games, unless they get…

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Space and subject classification

The importance of classification, like any other piece of information, is that it affects the way people think and behave. Let’s say that a big space story breaks, and the editors of The New York Times want someone to cover it. Each journalist has a beat: national, local, foreign, sports, business, science, etc. Space is classified under science, so the editors choose a science journalist. The science journalist will naturally…

Campaign Game Mimics Real Life

Political Machine is more a lampoon of American politics than a celebration or critique. The game leaves no room for depth or complexity in the candidates’ messages; each ad sounds exactly like the next. “John Kerry (or George Bush) opposes (or supports) drilling in ANWR. Support American values. Vote John Kerry.” The reporters all look alike, too. And newspaper coverage is as simple and sensational as can be. It’s actually…

Octopus

Many people tell stories of Giant Octopus or Squid, but I want to find out more about these “deadly” creatures and what they do. Ever since I was small, I thought how do they do all those cool things? Well, this search helped me find that information!!!!!!!! —Mike —Octopus (Orchard Hill Elementary School) A fifth-grader posts a diary about using the internet to search for information on octopodes. I would suggest…