May 13, 2006
THOUGH I am a childless senior citizen, I read the Kids' Reading Room page regularly. The thesis of last week's story was clear enough ["Boys Knitting? Awesome!," by Marjorie Flathers, May 1-5], but there is a corollary for an older audience. A boy (or man) knitting is a chick magnet. I learned that on many a flight some decades back, where pulling out a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook attracted flight attendants (we called them "stewardesses" then) more quickly than pushing a call button.
January 3, 2005
Today The Times introduces a new comic, "Brevity," written and drawn by Los Angeles cartoonists Guy Endore-Kaiser and Rodd Perry. It runs at the top of this page. At the same time, "Pardon My Planet" moves to the next page and "Mutts" moves to the Kids' Reading Room page, replacing "Garfield."
August 8, 2001 |
As details of their work remained murky, two research teams Tuesday defended their plans to clone human beings in the face of growing concerns that the practice would lead to deformed or unhealthy babies. "I believe there is enough information today to proceed in human cloning. . . . It will be done. I am doing it," said Brigitte Boisselier, director of Clonaid, which claims to be the world's first human cloning company. A second team, led by an Italian fertility doctor and a Kentucky researcher, gave mixed signals on its own work.