World Lens informs users about newsworthy events that are both popular and obscure. It is a front page that is both navigable and scalable, allowing one to discover as well as track ongoing events. We array in-depth news information across a large multitouch display organized by time, coverage, and geography. Elements are drawn from blogs, the web, newspapers, magazines, and television. Each is presented by a front page that tells the literal story. Readers can fly through the news space, mark items for interest, and activate each. News data is gathered and analyzed by our Glue system, which generates frame-by-frame metadata for video and page analysis for other online material.