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.
Reaction to the death of “Maggie Thatcher” illustrates cultural differences between the United States and Great Britain in the battleground of “class.”
As we struggle with the darkness of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, we consider Sankta Lucia – St. Lucy, patron of blindness, celebrated with light.
With a troublesome tradition of sacrifice and pranks, the Swedish Christmas goat in Gävle fights his annual battle against arsonists.
Advent has begun, with the traditional national debate in Sweden over religious influence in school celebrations.
The book towns of Norway and the United Kingdom suggest possibilities for used books and their sellers in boosting local economies.
The TV series “Revolution” manages to forget everything the Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch retained for centuries.
The remarkable Hollister family of U.S. children’s literature resurface in a unique Norwegian bookstore.
The death of Commander Neil Armstrong recalls the promise and success of Project Apollo – and raises the hope that we may go farther.
The Breivik verdict closes the painful chapter of the trial, while leaving many questions and issues for Norway’s future.
Withdrawal from U.S. political media and discussion need not equate to surrender of power.