With NRK’s addictive live “Piip-Show” stream of birds, squirrels, and “an egg a day,” Norway’s wildlife may make human life much more sedate.
Sharing holiday cheer with friends abroad is a challenge in the United States.
The Norwegian town of Vanse on the Lista peninsula seems the epitome of the American dream – and exposes aspects of that dream for Norwegian immigrants.
Two weather sticks – the medieval “primstav” calendar and the contemporary snow pole, or “brøytestikk” – tell the seasons in Norway pretty effectively.
Summer in Norway is underway, with NRK presenting another take on “slow television” and plenty of the nation’s glorious coastal scenery.
As the Oslo Opera House celebrates its fifth birthday, its maintenance issues highlight the constant shifts between aspiration and effort.
Reaction to the death of “Maggie Thatcher” illustrates cultural differences between the United States and Great Britain in the battleground of “class.”
A Matisse pineapple provokes questioning about why we value all works of “masters” without differentiation – and despite our own reactions to them.
Roosters, soft drinks, witches, alcohol, traffic, and crime novels are among the features of Scandinavian Easter that Americans may not understand.
A riposte in re-posting: The case of the disappearing Camilla Läckberg review is answered by simply returning it to the ranks.
After the Nordic Cool 2013 festival, U.S. artists, arts administrators, and audiences can make meaning of the experience for their future benefit.
The success of NRK’s “slow television” show on Norwegian wood seems to perplex an American media establishment that is nonetheless gripped by “Nordic cool.”